An Asian perspective of occupational stress coping model : a case study of Sri Lankan employees

Goh, Yong Wah, Sawang, Sukanlaya, Oei, Tian, & Ranawake, Don S. (2012) An Asian perspective of occupational stress coping model : a case study of Sri Lankan employees. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Organisational Psychology, 5, pp. 25-31.

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Sri Lanka has one of the highest rates of natural disasters and violent conflicts in the world. Yet there is a lack of research on its unique socio-cultural characteristics that determine an individual's cognitive and behavioural responses to distressing encounters. This study extends Goh, Sawang and Oei's (2010) revised transactional model to examine the cognitive and behavioural processes of occupational stress experience in the collectivistic society of Sri Lanka. A time series survey was used to measure the participant's stress-coping process. Using the revised transactional model and path analysis, a unique Sri Lankan model is identified that provides theoretical insights on the revised transactional model, and sheds light on socio-cultural dimensions of occupational stress and coping, thus equipping practitioners with a sound theoretical basis for the development of stress management programs in the workplace.

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ID Code: 68431
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: occupational stress , Stress coping, Stress appraisal
DOI: 10.1017/orp.2012.5
ISSN: 1835-7601
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2014 23:31
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 09:50

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