The Effects of Anxiety on Attention Problems and Rule-Breaking Behavior: The Moderating Effect of Work Adjustment in the Workplace

Seung Mi Lee, Young Ah Kim, In Jo Park, Young Woo Sohn

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We investigated the relationship between anxiety and attention problems and rule-breaking in a population of subclinical employees and identified the moderating role of work adjustment. After screening 9938 employees at a power company, we obtained a subclinical sample of 269. Our results demonstrate that anxiety is related to attention problems and rule-breaking behavior, and that work adjustment moderates these relationships. Study findings extend our knowledge of adjustment in the workplace, which may act to protect technicians from factors that affect occupational functioning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)602-611
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Psychology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sep 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)

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