A study of occupational stress, job satisfaction, and quitting intention in Hong Kong firms : the role of locus of control and organizational commitment

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    Abstract

    The author investigated the direct and moderating effects of locus of control and organizational commitment on the relationship of stress with psychological distress, job satisfaction, and quitting intention of 102 employees (66 males, 54 females, 2 unclassified) working in Hong Kong firms. The instruments included parts of Occupational Stress Indicator-2, Work Locus of Control, and the 9-item Organizational Commitment Questionnaire. A series of validation procedures were conducted, and the author concluded that the instruments used were valid to be used on Chinese employees in Hong Kong. The results of the study suggested that the locus of control and organizational commitment had strong direct effects (externals were dissatisfied with the job itself, and thought of quitting the job quite often; employees who had a high commitment had higher job satisfaction) and moderating effects (the stressor-strain relationships were significant in externals, and commitment buffered most of the stressor-strain relationships).
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationHong Kong
    PublisherCentre for Public Policy Studies
    Number of pages28
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 1997

    Publication series

    NameCentre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series
    PublisherLingnan College
    No.56

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    Organizational commitment
    Occupational stress
    Hong Kong
    Job satisfaction
    Employees
    Locus of control
    Direct effect
    Moderating effect
    Stressors
    Psychological distress
    Questionnaire

    Keywords

    • Occupational Stress
    • Job satisfaction
    • Psychological distress
    • Quitting intention
    • Locus of control
    • Organizational commitment
    • Moderating effect

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    SIU, O. (1997). A study of occupational stress, job satisfaction, and quitting intention in Hong Kong firms : the role of locus of control and organizational commitment. (Centre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series; No. 56). Hong Kong: Centre for Public Policy Studies.
    SIU, Oi-ling. / A study of occupational stress, job satisfaction, and quitting intention in Hong Kong firms : the role of locus of control and organizational commitment. Hong Kong : Centre for Public Policy Studies, 1997. (Centre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series; 56).
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    SIU, O 1997 'A study of occupational stress, job satisfaction, and quitting intention in Hong Kong firms : the role of locus of control and organizational commitment' Centre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series, no. 56, Centre for Public Policy Studies, Hong Kong.

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    Hong Kong : Centre for Public Policy Studies, 1997. (Centre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series; No. 56).

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    SIU O. A study of occupational stress, job satisfaction, and quitting intention in Hong Kong firms : the role of locus of control and organizational commitment. Hong Kong: Centre for Public Policy Studies. 1997 Apr. (Centre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series; 56).