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The influence of occupation on stressors and work behaviours

Chang, K and Lu, l 2009, 'The influence of occupation on stressors and work behaviours' , The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 20 (3) , pp. 591-605.

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Adopting a large-scale questionnaire survey (N ¼ 880), this study examined the influence of occupation on stressors and behaviours in the workplace. Participants from four heterogeneous occupations groups were recruited, namely: high school teachers, shop clerks, factory employees, and civil servants. Analyses indicated that both work stressors and behaviours varied across occupations. These differences were due to two major factors – occupational characteristics and individual demographics. Individual demographics, as well as the occupation itself, had subtle impact on stress formation, absence behaviour, intention of quitting job, and work morale. Research findings and their implications to personnel and management policies are discussed. Strategies to alleviate the negative impact of occupational influences are discussed accordingly.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: The International Journal of Human Resource Management
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1466-4399
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Professor Kirk Chang
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2013 10:52
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2015 23:04

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