The present study aims at examining the direct and moderator effects of coping strategies (control and support coping) and work locus of control (externality) on the stressor-strain relationships among managers in Greater China (the People's Republic of China [PRC], Hong Kong, and Taiwan). A self-administered survey method was employed to collect data from 249 (164 male, 85 female) managers in the PRC, 280 (159 male, 120 female, 1 unclassified) managers in Hong Kong, and 347 (191 male, 151 female, 5 unclassified) managers in Taiwan. The direct and moderator effects of control coping, support coping, and work locus of control on some stressor-strain relationships were demonstrated in the studied samples.
SIU, O. L., SPECTOR, P. E., COOPER, C. L., LU, L., & YU, S. (2002). Managerial stress in greater China : the direct and moderator effects of coping strategies and work locus of control. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 51(4), 608-632. https://doi.org/10.1111/1464-0597.00111