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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
  • Cary L. COOPER
  • Ian DONALD
Document Type
Journal article
Publication Date
12-1-2001
Abstract
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.
DOI
10.1037/0882-7974.16.4.707
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https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-0035206329&doi=10.1037%2f%2f0882-7974.16.4.707&partnerID=40&md5=2a4f5b8dd3356d9187edd1fa140eb386
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19391498
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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