Title

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

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Stress and Health

Publication Date

4-1997

Volume

13

Issue

2

First Page

99

Last Page

107

Keywords

Occupational Stress Indicator, relationships with others, organizational structure and climate, TV employees, occupational stress and health

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.

DOI

10.1002/(SICI)1099-1700(199704)13:2<99::AID-SMI723>3.0.CO;2-I

Print ISSN

15323005

E-ISSN

15322998

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 1997 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Siu,O.-L., Cooper, C. L.. & Donald, I. (1997). Occupational stress, job satisfaction, and mental health among employees of an acquired TV company in Hong Kong. Stress and Health, 13(2), 99-107. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1700(199704)13:2<99::AID-SMI723>3.0.CO;2-I