Gender influences on the work-related stress-coping process

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Watson, Sarah B., Goh, Yong Wah and Sawang, Sukanlaya. 2011. "Gender influences on the work-related stress-coping process ." Journal of Individual Differences. 32 (1), pp. 39-46. https://doi.org/10.1027/1614-0001/a000033
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Gender influences on the work-related stress-coping process

ERA Journal ID36194
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsWatson, Sarah B. (Author), Goh, Yong Wah (Author) and Sawang, Sukanlaya (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of Individual Differences
Journal Citation32 (1), pp. 39-46
Number of Pages8
Year2011
Place of PublicationCambridge, MA. United States
ISSN0170-1789
1614-0001
2151-2299
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1027/1614-0001/a000033
Web Address (URL)http://psycontent.metapress.com/content/058183531j859r8r/
Abstract

The increasing incidence of occupational stress is recognized as a global phenomenon that is having a detrimental impact on both individuals and organizations. This study aims to identify whether men and women adopt different stress and coping processes when subjected to stress in a work context. A total of 258 workers of various professions (males = 106, females = 152) participated in the study. Results indicated that men and women differ in their stress and coping processes, forming two very distinct groups and adopting specific process models when encountering a stressful situation at work. Limitations and implications from this study are discussed.

Keywordsoccupational stress; gender difference; primary appraisal; secondary appraisal; well-being
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020529999. Other psychology not elsewhere classified
350505. Occupational and workplace health and safety
520104. Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
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Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Psychology
School of Psychology and Counselling
Queensland University of Technology
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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