The use of the Occupational Stress Indicator (OSI) in factory workers in China

Oi Ling SIU, Ian DONALD, Cary L. COOPER

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to investigate occupational stress among Chinese factory workers (N=342), from three cities of South East China, using the shortened version of the Occupational Stress Indicator (OSI)-2. The results showed that the reliabilities and predictive validity of the OSI-2 subscales and other subscales used for the study were reasonably high. Quite a high percentage of workers perceived high work pressure. The main sources of stress were intrinsic to the job; and the coping strategies that were most frequently used to tackle stress were “control” methods. In addition, “satisfaction on environmental condition” seemed to be a common predictor for job satisfaction, and mental and physical well-being. The logical relationships between job satisfaction, mental well-being and physical well-being in Chinese workers have provided support to the findings obtained in Western countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-182
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Stress Management
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1997

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