The use of the Occupational Stress Indicator (OSI) in factory workers in China
International Journal of Stress Management
Occupational Stress Indicator (OSI), organizational stress, mental health, Chinese factory workers
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.
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Lu, L., Lin, H. Y., Lu, C.-Q., & Siu, O.-L. (1997). The use of the Occupational Stress Indicator (OSI) in factory workers in China. International Journal of Stress Management, 4(3), 171-182. doi: 10.1007/BF02765322