Occupational stress, job satisfaction, and mental health among employees of an acquired TV company in Hong Kong

Oi Ling SIU, Cary L. COOPER, Ian DONALD

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Abstract

The Occupational Stress Indicator (OSI) was adopted to investigate the sources of stress, job satisfaction, coping strategies, mental and physical health of workers. Data were collected from 101 employees of an acquired TV company in Hong Kong. Workers' perceived work pressure was negatively related to job satisfaction, and positively related to mental and physical ill-health. Among these employees, sources of stress were negatively related to job satisfaction, and positively related to mental and physical ill-health. Opposite findings were obtained for coping strategies, which were positively related to job satisfaction, and negatively related to mental and physical ill-health. Regression analyses were employed to reveal the predictors for strain effects. The results showed that a combination of stressors related statistically significantly to the strain effects, but only a few individual stressors were strong predictors. ‘Relationships with other people’ and ‘organizational structure and climate’ were strong predictors of job satisfaction, whereas ‘managerial role’ was a strong predictor of both mental and physical ill-health. The middle managers reported highest scores on some sources of stress and physical ill-health. Further, the results of this study provide some validation data for the OSI in a Chinese sample.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-107
Number of pages9
JournalStress and Health
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1997

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