Title

A study of resiliency among Chinese health care workers : capacity to cope with workplace stress

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Research in Personality

Publication Date

10-1-2009

Volume

43

Issue

5

First Page

770

Last Page

776

Keywords

Chinese, Health care workers, Positive psychology, Resiliency, Workplace stress

Abstract

This paper reports a study of resiliency to cope with workplace stress among Chinese health care workers. We adopted a qualitative-quantitative-biomarker approach to conduct interviews, focus group discussions, and a two-wave longitudinal survey. Wave 1 survey was conducted among health care workers in Hong Kong and Mainland China (N = 773). Amongst them, 287 took part in Wave 2 survey. A confirmatory factor analysis consistently supported a 9-item scale. A sub-sample's (N = 33) resiliency was positively related to salivary IgA levels (an immune marker). Results from hierarchical regressions demonstrated that resiliency measured in Wave 1 was positively related to job satisfaction, work-life balance, and quality of life; and negatively related to physical/psychological symptoms and injuries at work in Wave 2.

DOI

10.1016/j.jrp.2009.06.008

Print ISSN

00926566

E-ISSN

10957251

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Recommended Citation

Siu, O.-L., Hui, C. H., Phillips, D. R., Lin, L., Wong, T.-w, & Shi, K. (2009). A study of resiliency among Chinese health care workers: Capacity to cope with workplace stress. Journal of Research in Personality, 43(5), 770-776. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2009.06.008