Journal of Research in Personality
Chinese, Health care workers, Positive psychology, Resiliency, Workplace stress
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.
This research was fully supported by grants from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No: LU3111/04H).
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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