October 2014

MODERATING EFFECT OF PERCEIVED CONTROL ON PERCEPTIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICS OUTCOMES

 June M. L. Poon

AbstractThis study examined the moderating effect of perceived control on the relationship between perceptions of organizational politics and two outcome variables: job stress and intent to quit. Survey data from 103 employees of a company in Malaysia were analyzed using moderated multiple regression. The results showed that perceived politics had adverse effects only on employees with low perceived control. Specifically, in a work environment that is perceived to be political, employees with low levels of perceived control reported experiencing more job stress and expressed greater intention to quit their job than did employees with high levels of perceived control. Implications of the findings and suggestions for future research are discussed.

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The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on the Body

 Whitney L. Harrison

AbstractSleep is crucial for optimal functioning of the human body. Without sleep, important bodily processes can be severely impaired. Unfortunately, sleep deprivation is becoming increasingly common in modern society, especially in undergraduate students. Research was conducted to determine the causes and effects of sleep deprivation. Recent scholarly articles were analyzed in order to obtain information regarding this topic. Results of the research show that a lack of sleep can be detrimental to the body both physically and mentally. Studies conducted on sleep deprivation can be used to inform the public about the harmful effects that can occur if sleep is disregarded. With this knowledge, society members are better equipped to take preventative measures to avoid sleep deprivation. Most importantly, individuals can gain an understanding of the true importance of sleep and the significance of setting aside adequate time for this essential biological process.

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