A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Job Stressors and Reactions Among Employees Holding Comparable Jobs in Two Countries
occupational stress, locus of control, cross-cultural comparison
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The present study examined occupational stress in a cross-cultural context with a sample of female clerical employees from an Eastern and a Western culture, namely, India and the United States. An open-ended methodology was used to study occupation-specific stress. Two other variables that researchers have studied in the job stress process, locus of control and social support, were also examined. Large differences were obtained in the perception of the source of stress, the coping mechanisms, and reactions to the stressor. The implications of these findings are discussed.
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International Journal of Stress Management, v. 6, issue 3, p. 197-212
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Narayanan, Lakshmi; Menon, Shanker; and Spector, Paul E., "A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Job Stressors and Reactions Among Employees Holding Comparable Jobs in Two Countries" (1999). Psychology Faculty Publications. 667.