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

Goh, Yong Wah and Sawang, Sukanlaya and Oei, Tian P. S. and Ranawake, Don S. (2012) An Asian perspective of occupational stress coping model: A case study of Sri Lankan employees. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Organisational Psychology, 5. pp. 25-31. ISSN 1835-7601


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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright to content retained by The Authors. However, permanent restricted access to Published Version due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2013 00:01
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2019 23:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: occupational stress, coping, transactional model, Sri Lanka, collectivism
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1017/orp.2012.5

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