The focus of discussion in this chapter is on occupational stress and health of women in Asian contexts. There are similarities of occupational health and illness between Asian and Western women, and occupational health in Asian contexts is more related to culture, with working women expected to fulfill traditional modest feminist and family responsibilities. Two cases in Asian countries are examined in depth, Bangladesh and China, to illustrate the intersection role of culture and gender on occupational stress and health.
|Title of host publication||The Cambridge Handbook of the International Psychology of Women|
|Editors||Fanny M. CHEUNG, Diane F. HALPERN|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|ISBN (Print)||9781108473033, 9781108460903|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2020|
SIU, O. L., WANG, H., & PAGON, M. (2020). Occupational Health Psychology and Women in Asian Contexts. In F. M. CHEUNG, & D. F. HALPERN (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of the International Psychology of Women (pp. 317-328). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108561716.027