Title

Managers' occupational stress in China : the role of self-efficacy

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Personality and Individual Differences

Publication Date

2-2005

Volume

38

Issue

3

First Page

569

Last Page

578

Keywords

Occupational stress; Manager; Self-efficacy; China

Abstract

The role of self-efficacy, an individual difference variable, in occupational stress research is seldom discussed, and is even rarely examined in Chinese societies. This study investigates the relationships between stressors, managerial self-efficacy (MSE) and job strains (job satisfaction, physical strain, and psychological strain). A total of 450 enterprise managers in eight cities of the People’s Republic of China completed a battery of structured questionnaires. The results of the study generally support that total stressors was positively related to physical and psychological strains. Related to the moderating effects of MSE on the stressor–strain relationship, only a significant moderating effect was found in predicting physical strain.

DOI

10.1016/j.paid.2004.05.012

Print ISSN

01918869

E-ISSN

18733549

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Recommended Citation

Lu, C.-q., Siu, O.-l., & Cooper, C. L. (2005). Managers' occupational stress in China: The role of self-efficacy. Personality and Individual Differences, 38(3), 569-578. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2004.05.012