A study of resiliency among Chinese health care workers : capacity to cope with workplace stress

Oi Ling SIU, C., Harry HUI, David Rosser PHILLIPS, Lin LIN, Tze Wai WONG, Kan SHI

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Abstract

This paper reports a study of resiliency to cope with workplace stress among Chinese health care workers. We adopted a qualitative-quantitative-biomarker approach to conduct interviews, focus group discussions, and a two-wave longitudinal survey. Wave 1 survey was conducted among health care workers in Hong Kong and Mainland China (N = 773). Amongst them, 287 took part in Wave 2 survey. A confirmatory factor analysis consistently supported a 9-item scale. A sub-sample's (N = 33) resiliency was positively related to salivary IgA levels (an immune marker). Results from hierarchical regressions demonstrated that resiliency measured in Wave 1 was positively related to job satisfaction, work-life balance, and quality of life; and negatively related to physical/psychological symptoms and injuries at work in Wave 2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)770-776
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Research in Personality
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009

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Workplace
Biomarkers
Quality of Life
Delivery of Health Care
Job Satisfaction
Hong Kong
Focus Groups
Immunoglobulin A
Statistical Factor Analysis
Longitudinal Studies
China
Interviews
Psychology
Wounds and Injuries
Surveys and Questionnaires
Work-Life Balance

Keywords

  • Resiliency
  • Workplace stress
  • Health care workers
  • Chinese
  • Positive psychology

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A study of resiliency among Chinese health care workers : capacity to cope with workplace stress. / SIU, Oi Ling; HUI, C., Harry; PHILLIPS, David Rosser; LIN, Lin; WONG, Tze Wai; SHI, Kan.

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Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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