Stress at work, coping, and workers' health of an acquired firm in Hong Kong

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    The structure of the Occupational Stress Indicator (OSI) was adopted as the model to investigate the impact of acquisition stress on workers' health effects. Data were obtained from 101 employees of an acquired firm in Hong Kong. Workers' perceived work pressure was negatively related to job satisfaction, and positively related to mental ill-health, and physical ill-health. Hierarchical moderated regression analyses were employed to study the stressor-strain relationship, and the extent coping strategies moderate this relationship. The results showed that a combination of stressors related significantly to the strain effects, but only a few individual stressors were strong predictors. Coping strategies had direct effect on the strain variables; and also moderating effect on the stressor-strain relationship. Further analyses revealed that only a few individual coping skills were particularly useful in buffering some of the stressor-strain relationship. The results of the study provide some validation data of the OSI in a Chinese sample.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationHong Kong
    PublisherCentre for Public Policy Studies
    Number of pages18
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

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    NameCentre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series
    PublisherLingnan College
    No.30

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    Hong Kong
    coping
    firm
    occupational stress
    worker
    health
    job satisfaction
    employee
    regression

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    SIU, O. L. (1996). Stress at work, coping, and workers' health of an acquired firm in Hong Kong. (Centre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series; No. 30). Hong Kong: Centre for Public Policy Studies.
    SIU, Oi Ling. / Stress at work, coping, and workers' health of an acquired firm in Hong Kong. Hong Kong : Centre for Public Policy Studies, 1996. (Centre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series; 30).
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    SIU, OL 1996 'Stress at work, coping, and workers' health of an acquired firm in Hong Kong' Centre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series, no. 30, Centre for Public Policy Studies, Hong Kong.

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    SIU OL. Stress at work, coping, and workers' health of an acquired firm in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Centre for Public Policy Studies. 1996. (Centre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series; 30).