Managerial stress in Hong Kong and Taiwan : a comparative study

Oi-ling SIU, Luo LU, Cary L. COOPER

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to investigate occupational stress in managers in Hong Kong (N=280) and Taiwan (N=347) using the Occupational Stress Indicator-2 (OSI-2). The results showed that 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 that were found in the two samples have provided support to the findings obtained in Western countries. The predictors for health effects were various and many in the two places. 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. The authors provided some explanations for the similarities and differences in. managerial stress in the two places.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationHong Kong
    PublisherCentre for Public Policy Studies
    Number of pages27
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1997

    Publication series

    NameCentre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series
    PublisherLingnan College
    No.71

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    Hong Kong
    Taiwan
    occupational stress
    manager
    job satisfaction
    well-being
    gender-specific factors
    health

    Bibliographical note

    The data collection in Hong Kong has benefited from financial support from the Research Committee of Lingnan College, Hong Kong.

    Keywords

    • Occupational stress indicator
    • Managerial stress
    • Job satisfaction
    • Mental well-being
    • Physical well-being

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    SIU, O., LU, L., & COOPER, C. L. (1997). Managerial stress in Hong Kong and Taiwan : a comparative study. (Centre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series; No. 71). Hong Kong: Centre for Public Policy Studies.
    SIU, Oi-ling ; LU, Luo ; COOPER, Cary L. / Managerial stress in Hong Kong and Taiwan : a comparative study. Hong Kong : Centre for Public Policy Studies, 1997. (Centre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series; 71).
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    Hong Kong : Centre for Public Policy Studies, 1997. (Centre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series; No. 71).

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