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Selected Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles

Preston, M. S. (in revision). Karasek’s job demands-control model: The strain-buffering effects of instrumental feedback as a second-order moderator. Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Preston, M. S. (2009). Does office location influence the work actions of public sector human service managers?: The effects of rural practice settings on core managerial role competencies. American Review of Public Administration, 39(6), 640-660.

Preston, M. S. (2008). The direct effects of field of practice on core managerial role competencies: A study across three types of public sector human service agencies. Administration in Social Work, 32(3), 63-83.

Preston, M. S. (2005). Child welfare management training: Towards a pedagogically sound curriculum.Administration in Social Work, 29(4), 89-111.

Preston, M. S. (2004). Mandatory management training for newly hired child welfare supervisors: A divergence between management research and training practice. Administration in Social Work, 28(2), 81-97.


Preston, M. S. (2011). Instrumental feedback versus social support:  Comparing the strain-buffering effects of two types of supervisory behaviors. Presented at the International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, Orlando, FL.

Preston, M. S. (2011). Positive work sffect under heightened job demands: Comparing two conceptualizations of instrumental feedback. Presented at the Society of Social Work Research Conference, Tampa, FL.

Preston, M. S. (2010). Task interdependence: Its direct and indirect effects on psychological strain within a job demands, job control, instrumental feedback framework. Presented at the International Work, Well-being, and Performance Conference in Sheffield, England.

Preston, M. S. (2009). Karasek’s Job Demands-Control Model: A multi-method study on the motivational affects of instrumental feedback. Presented at the International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, San Juan, Puerto Rico.