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.
- Workplace stress
- Health care workers
- Positive psychology
SIU, O. L., HUI, C. . H., PHILLIPS, D. R., LIN, L., WONG, T. W., & SHI, K. (2009). A study of resiliency among Chinese health care workers : capacity to cope with workplace stress. Journal of Research in Personality, 43(5), 770-776. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2009.06.008