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Age differences in coping and locus of control : a study of managerial stress in Hong Kong
Psychology and Aging
  • Oi Ling SIU, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Paul E. SPECTOR, University of South Florida
  • Cary L. COOPER, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
  • Ian DONALD, University of Liverpool
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Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

The present study involved data collection from 3 samples of Hong Kong managers to examine mechanisms by which age would relate to work well-being. A total of 634 managers was drawn by random sampling and purposive sampling methods. The results showed that age was positively related to well-being (job satisfaction and mental well-being). Furthermore, older managers reported fewer sources of stress, better coping, and a more internal locus of control. Multiple regression analyses suggested that the relations of age with 2 well-being indicators can be attributed to various combinations of coping, work locus of control, sources of stress, managerial level, and organizational tenure.

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Siu, O.-l., Spector, P. E., Cooper, C. L., & Donald, I. (2001). Age differences in coping and locus of control: A study of managerial stress in Hong Kong. Psychology and Aging, 16(4), 707-710. doi: 10.1037/0882-7974.16.4.707