An Asian perspective of occupational stress coping model: A case study of Sri Lankan employees

Yong Wah Goh, Sukanlaya Sawang, Tian P. S. Oei, Don S. Ranawake

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Abstract

Sri Lanka has one of the highest rates of natural disasters and violent conflicts in the world. Yet there is a lack of research on its unique socio-cultural characteristics that determine an individual's cognitive and behavioural responses to distressing encounters. This study extends Goh, Sawang and Oei's (2010) revised transactional model to examine the cognitive and behavioural processes of occupational stress experience in the collectivistic society of Sri Lanka. A time series survey was used to measure the participant's stress-coping process. Using the revised transactional model and path analysis, a unique Sri Lankan model is identified that provides theoretical insights on the revised transactional model, and sheds light on socio-cultural dimensions of occupational stress and coping, thus equipping practitioners with a sound theoretical basis for the development of stress management programs in the workplace.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-31
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Organisational Psychology
Volume5
Early online date24 Jul 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

Keywords

  • occupational stress
  • Stress appraisal
  • Stress coping

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