Age differences in coping and locus of control : a study of managerial stress in Hong Kong

Oi Ling SIU, Paul E. SPECTOR, Cary L. COOPER, Ian DONALD

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Abstract

The present study involved data collection from 3 samples of Hong Kong managers to examine mechanisms by which age would relate to work well-being. A total of 634 managers was drawn by random sampling and purposive sampling methods. The results showed that age was positively related to well-being (job satisfaction and mental well-being). Furthermore, older managers reported fewer sources of stress, better coping, and a more internal locus of control. Multiple regression analyses suggested that the relations of age with 2 well-being indicators can be attributed to various combinations of coping, work locus of control, sources of stress, managerial level, and organizational tenure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-710
Number of pages4
JournalPsychology and Aging
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001

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