A longitudinal study on managerial stress in Hong Kong : age differences in coping strategies and locus of control

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    Abstract

    The present study is a 15-month project which collected data from Hong Kong mangers at three points to examine the role of age, coping strategies, and locus of control in managerial stress in Hong Kong. A total of 634 managers was drawn by random sampling and purposive sampling method. The Occupational Stress Indicator-version 2 (OSI-2) was used as the instrument to collect data by self-administered survey method. The result showed that age was negatively related to job satisfaction, mental well-being, and physical well-being. The result also showed that older managers tended to employ more control coping, and older managers had greater job satisfaction and better well-being. In locus of control, age was found to be negatively related to work locus of control (external). It has been demonstrated that managers who were externals (people who hold expectancies that outside forces or luck controls reinforcements) were those who had lower job satisfaction, worse mental or physical well-bring, and higher quitting intention. Further, managers who were externals employed fewer control coping strategies. These results suggest that age differences in job satisfaction and well-being can possible in controllability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationHong Kong
    PublisherAsia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998

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    NameAsia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies Working Paper Series
    PublisherLingnan College
    No.3

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    locus of control
    age difference
    Hong Kong
    longitudinal study
    coping
    job satisfaction
    manager
    well-being
    occupational stress
    reinforcement

    Bibliographical note

    The data collection has benefited from financial support from the Research Committee, Lingnan College and the Hong Kong Occupational Safety and Health Council.

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    SIU, O. (1998). A longitudinal study on managerial stress in Hong Kong : age differences in coping strategies and locus of control. (Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies Working Paper Series; No. 3). Hong Kong: Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies.
    SIU, Oi-ling. / A longitudinal study on managerial stress in Hong Kong : age differences in coping strategies and locus of control. Hong Kong : Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, 1998. (Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies Working Paper Series; 3).
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    SIU, O 1998 'A longitudinal study on managerial stress in Hong Kong : age differences in coping strategies and locus of control' Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies Working Paper Series, no. 3, Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, Hong Kong.

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    Hong Kong : Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, 1998. (Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies Working Paper Series; No. 3).

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