Managerial stress in Hong Kong and Taiwan : a comparative study

Oi Ling SIU, Luo LU, Cary L. COOPER

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    Abstract

    This study investigated occupational stress in managers in Hong Kong and Taiwan using the Occupational Stress Indicator‐2 (OSI‐2). The results showed the reliabilities and predictive validity of the OSI‐2 subscales were reasonably high in both samples. The logical relationships between job satisfaction, mental and physical well‐being found in the two samples have provided support to findings obtained in Western countries. Moreover, the direct impacts of coping strategies, Type A behaviour and locus of control on job strains also corroborated previous studies in Western societies. Further, there were gender differences in managerial stress in Hong Kong: female managers scored higher in sources of stress and quitting intention; but had lower job satisfaction, worse mental and physical well‐being than male managers. These differences could not be found in Taiwanese managers, yet Taiwanese female managers did report more stress related to the “managerial role” than their male counterparts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6-25
    Number of pages20
    JournalJournal of Managerial Psychology
    Volume14
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

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    Job Satisfaction
    Hong Kong
    Taiwan
    Behavior Control
    Internal-External Control
    Reproducibility of Results
    Occupational stress
    Managers
    Comparative study
    Female managers
    Well-being
    Job satisfaction

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    Managerial stress in Hong Kong and Taiwan : a comparative study. / SIU, Oi Ling; LU, Luo; COOPER, Cary L.

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    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

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