Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Applied Psychology: An International Review

Publication Date

1-1-2002

Volume

51

Issue

4

First Page

527

Last Page

544

Abstract

This paper examines occupational stressors and well-being for blue- and white-collar occupations with Chinese and Hong Kong samples using standardised instruments validated in Western research. The study demonstrates that occupational stressors play a significant role in determining job satisfaction, mental and physical well-being. The reliability of standardised instruments used in Western research (including the Occupational Stress Indicator-2 [Williams & Cooper, 1996] and Organizational Commitment Questionnaire [Mowday, Steers, & Porter, 1979]) is demonstrated. The results of the study show that organisational commitment and well-being are positively related. A number of hierarchical regressional analyses (Cohen & Cohen, 1983) are used to demonstrate the moderating effects of organisational commitment in the stress outcomes that are evidenced in Western societies. The replication of research with Chinese subjects contributes to the generalisability of theories in organisational psychology.

DOI

10.1111/1464-0597.t01-1-00106

Print ISSN

0269994X

E-ISSN

14640597

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Siu, O.-l. (2002). Occupational stressors and well-being among Chinese employees: The role of organisational commitment. Applied Psychology, 51(4), 527-544. doi: 10.1111/1464-0597.t01-1-00106