Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Alice Stuhlmacher, PhD
Joseph Mikels, PhD
During the pandemic, workers have been affected in a variety of ways. COVID-19’s impact has permeated through all communities and has more harshly affected minority communities such as Black communities, and those deemed as essential workers. Although, in this study there were no differences between Black and White perceptions of COVID-related risks or job insecurity. The negative effects of these increased risks were expected to be buffered by protective practices such as following the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) suggestions and by supervisors practicing family supportive supervisor behaviors (FSSBs), however results showed that these did not act as buffers. While there were no moderating effects of protective practices, FSSBs did predict higher levels of positive mental health. Further results and implications are discussed.
Nyberg, Brooke, "The Impact of Workplace Protections on Worker Wellbeing During the COVID Pandemic" (2022). College of Science and Health Theses and Dissertations. 412.