A cross-national comparative study of work-family stressors, working hours, and well-being : China and Latin America versus the Anglo world

Paul E. SPECTOR*, Cary L. COOPER, Steven POELMANS, Tammy D. ALLEN, Michael O'Driscoll, Juan I. SANCHEZ, Oiling SIU, Phil DEWE, Peter HART, Luo LU, Lúcio Flávio Renault DE MORAES, Gabrielle M. OSTROGNAY, Kate SPARKS, Paul WONG, Shanfa YU

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Abstract

258A comparative study of work–family stressors, work hours, and well-being was described contrasting 3 culturally distinct regions: Anglo (Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, and U.S.), China (Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China, and Taiwan) and Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay). Samples of managers were surveyed in each country, and country data were combined for the 3 regions. Support was found for the hypothesis that Anglos would demonstrate a stronger positive relation between work hours and work–family stressors than Chinese and Latins. In all 3 samples, work–family stressors related to increased job satisfaction and reduced well-being. Latins were found to work the most hours, have the most children, and report the highest job satisfaction. China was the only region in which being married and having more children related positively to all measures of well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Human Resource Management : From Cross-Cultural Management to Managing a Diverse Workforce
EditorsKate HUTCHINGS, Helen De CIERI
PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
Pages257-280
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781351926812
ISBN (Print)9780754626541
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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SPECTOR, P. E., et al. (2004). A cross-national comparative study of work-family stressors, working hours, and well-being : China and Latin America versus the Anglo world. Personnel Psychology, 57(1), 119-142.
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-6570.2004.tb02486.x

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SPECTOR, P. E., COOPER, C. L., POELMANS, S., ALLEN, T. D., O'Driscoll, M., SANCHEZ, J. I., SIU, O., DEWE, P., HART, P., LU, L., DE MORAES, L. F. R., OSTROGNAY, G. M., SPARKS, K., WONG, P., & YU, S. (2007). A cross-national comparative study of work-family stressors, working hours, and well-being : China and Latin America versus the Anglo world. In K. HUTCHINGS, & H. De CIERI (Eds.), International Human Resource Management : From Cross-Cultural Management to Managing a Diverse Workforce (pp. 257-280). Taylor and Francis Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315252025-17