Managerial Stress, Locus of Control, and Job Strain in Taiwan and UK: A Comparative Study
managerial stress, cross-cultural comparisons, locus of control
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This study investigated managerial stress in Taiwan and UK using the Occupational Stress Indicator-2 (OSI-2) and the Work Locus of Control (WLCS) scale. Results showed that the reliability and validity of the measures used were acceptable and comparable in the two samples. There were similarities as well as differences in managerial stress in the two countries. “Recognition” and “Managerial role” were important predictors of strain for the Chinese managers, whereas “Relationships,” “Organizational climate,” and “Personal responsibility” were important predictors of strain for UK managers. There were consistent moderating (vulnerability) effects of internal control for the Taiwanese managers. Results corroborated some previous studies conducted in the West. However, caution was also suggested for generalizing Western-originated concepts and theories across cultural boundaries.
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International Journal of Stress Management, v. 7, issue 3, p. 209-226
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Lu, Lou; Kao, Shu-Fang; Cooper, Cary L.; and Spector, Paul E., "Managerial Stress, Locus of Control, and Job Strain in Taiwan and UK: A Comparative Study" (2000). Psychology Faculty Publications. 672.