Title

An Examination of the Discriminant Validity of the Strain-Free Negative Affectivity Scale

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-1999

Department

Psychology

Abstract

This study reports evidence supporting the discriminant validity of the Strain-Free Negative Affectivity (SFNA) scale (Fortunato & Stone-Romero, 1999). Stressor-strain correlations controlling for neuroticism and negative emotional reactivity (NER), both considered markers of negative affectivity (NA), were examined using partial correlation and latent variable procedures. Support was found for the authors' hypothesis that correlations between self-reports of work-related stressors and physiological and psychological strain would be attenuated to a much greater degree when neuroticism was controlled than. when NER was controlled. Thus the SFNA is a viable measure of NA, especially for research examining stresser-strain relations.

Publication Title

Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology

Volume

72

First Page

503

Last Page

522