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Employees' well-being in Greater China : the direct and moderating effects of general self-efficacy
Applied Psychology: An International Review
  • Oi Ling SIU, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Chang-qin LU, Peking University
  • Paul E. SPECTOR, University of South Florida
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Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

This study investigated the direct and moderating effect of general self-efficacy on the relationship between stressors and well-being in Chinese societies. Survey data were collected from 386 and 306 employees in Hong Kong and Beijing, respectively. The results consistently showed that general self-efficacy was positively related to mental well-being and physical well-being. A series of hierarchical regressions revealed that general self-efficacy moderated the relationship between stressors and mental well-being, yet did not moderate the relationship between stressors and physical well-being. Results verified that general self-efficacy plays an important role in employees’ well-being in the collectivist society of China.

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Siu, O.-l., Lu, C.-q., & Spector, P. E. (2007). Employees' well-being in Greater China: The direct and moderating effects of general self-efficacy. Applied Psychology, 56(2), 288-301. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-0597.2006.00255.x