Committee Chair

Cunningham, Christopher J. L.

Committee Member

Biderman, Michael D.; Weathington, Bart L.

Department

Dept. of Psychology

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The present study was designed to evaluate whether workplace factors such as permissive culture or workplace stress are associated with the day-to-day use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs (ATOD) among young adult workers (N = 187). Previous research has found stronger relationships between ATOD use and workplace factors when ATOD use was measured on and off the job separately. To isolate on the job factors from off the job ATOD use, participants were asked to complete daily diary entries regarding their workday. It was predicted that workers who report stressful workdays and ATOD-tolerant workplace cultures will report more ATOD use. While this study revealed no direct link between stress factors and ATOD use, participants in more ATOD-tolerant work environments were more likely to use.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

5-2011

Subject

Drugs and employment; Employee attitude surveys; Employees -- Attitudes; Tobacco use

Keyword

Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; Work culture

Discipline

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

x, 41 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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