Do national levels of individualism and internal locus of control relate to well- being : An ecological level international study

Paul E. Spector*, Cary L. Cooper, Juan I. Sanchez, Michael O'Driscoll, Kate Sparks, Peggy Bernin, Andre Büssing, Phil Dewe, Peter Hart, Luo Lu, Karen Miller, Lucio Flavio Renault De Moraes, Gabrielle M. Ostrognay, Milan Pagon, Horea Pitariu, Steven Poelmans, Phani Radhakrishnan, Vesselina Russinova, Vladimir Salamatov, Jesus SalgadoSatoru Shima, Oi Ling Siu, Jean Benjamin Stora, Mare Teichmann, Töres Theorell, Peter Vlerick, Mina Westman, Maria Widerszal-Bazyl, Paul Wong, Shanfa Yu

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Abstract

There has been increasing interest in cross-national research that attempts to understand differences and similarities among employees from different cultures and nations. One of the basic issues of concern to organizational researchers is the health and well-being of employees, and it has been viewed as both a response to the work environment and as an affect-related antecedent of other employee outcomes such as job performance or turnover. Employee control beliefs and perceptions have been linked to well-being and play an important role (Ganster and Fusilier, 1989; Spector, 1982). Although there is a tremendous amount of research at the individual level relating control and other variables to well-being, most has been done in the USA and a handful of western nations, and most has targeted the individual employee. Our study compared managers from 24 nations/territories at the ecological or sample mean level (Leung and Bond, 1989), as opposed to the individual participant level, in order to draw more definitive conclusions about nation differences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Stress to Wellbeing Volume 1 : The Theory and Research on Occupational Stress and Wellbeing
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Pages327-346
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781137310651
ISBN (Print)9780230300576
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2013

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Spector, P. E., Cooper, C. L., Sanchez, J. I., O'Driscoll, M., Sparks, K., Bernin, P., Büssing, A., Dewe, P., Hart, P., Lu, L., Miller, K., De Moraes, L. F. R., Ostrognay, G. M., Pagon, M., Pitariu, H., Poelmans, S., Radhakrishnan, P., Russinova, V., Salamatov, V., ... Yu, S. (2013). Do national levels of individualism and internal locus of control relate to well- being : An ecological level international study. In From Stress to Wellbeing Volume 1 : The Theory and Research on Occupational Stress and Wellbeing (pp. 327-346). Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137310651_16