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

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Goh, Yong Wah, Sawang, Sukanlaya, Oei, Tian P. S. and Ranawake, Don S.. 2012. "An Asian perspective of occupational stress coping model: A case study of Sri Lankan employees." Australian and New Zealand Journal of Organisational Psychology. 5, pp. 25-31. https://doi.org/10.1017/orp.2012.5
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An Asian perspective of occupational stress coping model: A case study of Sri Lankan employees

ERA Journal ID40652
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsGoh, Yong Wah (Author), Sawang, Sukanlaya (Author), Oei, Tian P. S. (Author) and Ranawake, Don S. (Author)
Journal TitleAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Organisational Psychology
Journal Citation5, pp. 25-31
Number of Pages7
Year2012
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1835-7601
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/orp.2012.5
Web Address (URL)http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8817321&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S1835760112000057
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.

Keywordsoccupational stress, coping, transactional model, Sri Lanka, collectivism
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520104. Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
529999. Other psychology not elsewhere classified
520599. Social and personality psychology not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Psychology
Queensland University of Technology
University of Queensland
Institute of Counselling, Sri Lanka
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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