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Faculty stressors, job satisfaction, and psychological distress among university teachers in Hong Kong : the role of locus of control
International Journal of Stress Management
  • Tat-wing LEUNG
  • Oi Ling SIU, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Paul E. SPECTOR
Document Type
Journal article
Publication Date
4-1-2000
Keywords
  • faculty stressors; psychological distress; locus of control
Abstract
The study aimed at identifying the sources of stress, and investigating their effects on job satisfaction and psychological distress among 106 university teachers (86 males, 20 females) from four tertiary institutes in Hong Kong. Another purpose of the study was to examine the moderating effect of locus of control on stressor-strain relationships. A factor analysis of the faculty stressors revealed six factors: recognition, perceived organizational practices, factors intrinsic to teaching, financial inadequacy, home/work interface, and new challenge. A series of stepwise multiple regressions demonstrated that recognition, perceived organizational practices, and financial inadequacy were best predictors of job satisfaction, whereas perceived organizational practices and home/work interface were the best predictors of psychological distress. Further, external locus of control was associated with low job satisfaction and psychological distress. A series of hierarchical moderated regressions demonstrated a moderating effect of locus of control on some of the stressor-strain relationships.
DOI
10.1023/A:1009584202196
Scopus EID
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-0034409619&partnerID=40&md5=519da5e2ce27a463d7ffa5a3d7d5ac72
E-ISSN
15733424
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Leung, T.-w., Siu, O. L., Spector, P. E. (2000). Faculty stressors, job satisfaction, and psychological distress among university teachers in Hong Kong: The role of locus of control. International Journal of Stress Management, 7(2), 121-138. doi: 10.1023/A:1009584202196