Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Jennifer L. Welbourne

Second Advisor

Dr. Grant Benham

Third Advisor

Dr. Darrin L. Rogers


Workplace stress has been associated with negative job satisfaction outcomes, therefore leading employees to engage in coping strategies to minimize the consequences of the stressors. Although much research has been conducted on workplace stressors and their consequences, a small amount of literature exists on how women and Hispanics cope with workplace stressors or how people cope with the stressors in religious ways. To investigate the relationships among these factors, data was collected via an online survey completed by 268 university employees at a southwestern university. Self-report data collected suggested that both women and Hispanics use religion to cope with workplace stress more than men and non-Hispanics; however religious coping did not buffer the relationship between stressors and job satisfaction.


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American