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Work stress, Chinese work values, and work well-being in the Greater China
Journal of Social Psychology
  • Luo LU, National Taiwan University
  • Shu-Fang KAO, Hsuan Chuang University
  • Oi Ling SIU, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Chang-Qin LU, Peking University
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Psychology Press
  • Chinese work values (CWV),
  • moderators,
  • work stressors,
  • work well-being

Work values influence our attitudes and behavior at work, but they have rarely been explored in the context of work stress. The aim of this research was thus to test direct and moderating effects of Chinese work values (CWV) on relationships between work stressors and work well-being among employees in the Greater China region. A self- administered survey was conducted to collect data from three major cities in the region, namely Beijing, Hong Kong, and Taipei (N = 380). Work stressors were negatively related to work well-being, whereas CWV were positively related to work well-being. In addition, CWV also demonstrated moderating effects in some of the stressor–job satisfaction relationships.

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Lu, L., Kao, S.-F., Siu, O.-L., & Lu, C.-Q. (2011). Work stress, Chinese work values, and work well-being in the Greater China. The Journal of Social Psychology, 151(6), 767-783. doi: 10.1080/00224545.2010.538760