A comparative study of managerial stress in Greater China : the direct and indirect effects of coping strategies and work locus of control

Oi-ling SIU, Paul E. SPECTOR, Cary L. COOPER, Luo LU, Shanfa YU

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Abstract

The present study aims at comparing the direct and indirect effects of coping strategies (control and support coping) and work locus of control (externality) on the stress-strain relationships among managers in Greater China (Peopled Republic of China [PRC], Hong Kong, and Taiwan) using the Occupational Stress Indicator (OSI). Self-administered survey method was employed to collect data from 249 (164 males, 85 females) managers in China, 280 (159 males, 120 females, 1 unclassified) managers in Hong Kong, and 347 (191 males, 151 females, 5 unclassified) managers in Taiwan. The direct and indirect effects of control coping, support coping, and locus of control on some stress-strain relationships were demonstrated in the studied samples. The similarities and differences in managerial stress in Greater China were discussed according to economic and socio-cultural variations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherCentre for Asian Pacific Studies
Number of pages44
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Publication series

NameCentre for Asian Pacific Studies Working Paper Series
PublisherLingnan College
No.91

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