Work stress, self-efficacy, Chinese work values, and work well-being in Hong Kong and Beijing

Oi Ling SIU, Paul E SPECTOR, Cary L. COOPER, Chang-qin LU

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The authors tested the direct and moderating effects of self-efficacy and Chinese work values on relationships between job stressors and work well-being among employees in Hong Kong and Beijing. A self-administered questionnaire survey was conducted to collect data from 105 and 129 employees in Hong Kong and Beijing, respectively. The results revealed that self-efficacy was positively related to job satisfaction in both samples. Self-efficacy was found to be a stress moderator in some of the stressor-work well-being relationships for both samples. The direct effect of Chinese work values on work well-being was minimal, and its moderating effects were partially demonstrated in some of the stressor-job satisfaction relationships.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-288
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Stress Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2005


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