Alec Munc (currently a PhD student at Clemson University)
The concept of social support has been in the literature for a long time. Indeed, many studies have concluded that support in the workplace leads to greater engagement and job satisfaction. Much of the past research on social support has looked at the availability of supportive relationships as what is driving this relationship. However, this project is looking at the question of how much actually using the support matters and what type of individuals tend to use the support available to them. Unsurprisingly, preliminary results suggest that individuals tend to use support when they are experiencing high levels of stress at work. The results also suggest that individuals high in the traits of conscientiousness, agreeableness, and openness to experience are more likely use support provided than individuals low in these traits.
Welcome Class of 2015!
A new academic year is here and the family is a little bit bigger. We are joined by the class of 2015. The accomplishments of our alumni continue to help us recruit an amazingly talented cohort!