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STRESS AND PERFORMANCE IN UNCERTAINTY-AVOIDING INDIVIDUALS: AN INTRODUCTORY LITERATURE REVIEW

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2013
Abstract/Description:
Uncertainty avoidance as a cultural construct has been known to affect worker stress and performance in organizations, but a review of these findings has not been done up until this point. In effort to clarify the relationship between uncertainty avoidance and stress and performance, a comprehensive literature search was performed. Findings from articles on this topic have been presented. In addition, organizational practices for accommodating uncertainty avoidance and other cultural dimensions have been explored. This review shows that uncertainty avoidance appears to be linked to higher stress, while its relationship to performance appears to depend on other factors. Best practices for accommodating uncertainty avoidance tend to include enhanced communication and structure. Ideas for future research on this topic are discussed.
Title: STRESS AND PERFORMANCE IN UNCERTAINTY-AVOIDING INDIVIDUALS: AN INTRODUCTORY LITERATURE REVIEW.
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Name(s): Stowers, Kimberly, Author
Salas, Eduardo, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Uncertainty avoidance as a cultural construct has been known to affect worker stress and performance in organizations, but a review of these findings has not been done up until this point. In effort to clarify the relationship between uncertainty avoidance and stress and performance, a comprehensive literature search was performed. Findings from articles on this topic have been presented. In addition, organizational practices for accommodating uncertainty avoidance and other cultural dimensions have been explored. This review shows that uncertainty avoidance appears to be linked to higher stress, while its relationship to performance appears to depend on other factors. Best practices for accommodating uncertainty avoidance tend to include enhanced communication and structure. Ideas for future research on this topic are discussed.
Identifier: CFH0004450 (IID), ucf:45125 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-05-01
B.S.
Sciences, Dept. of Psychology
Bachelors
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Subject(s): uncertainty avoidance
tolerance for ambiguity
stress
performance
workplace
organization
manager
best practices
suggested practices
culture
dimensions of culture
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004450
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Host Institution: UCF

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