The role of affective dispositions in job satisfaction and work strain: Comparing collectivist and individualist societies

Randy K CHIU*, Frederick A. Kosinski

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Abstract

The individualism-collectivism dimension cuts across the East and the West. It explains the differing values and cultural breeding that are necessary in acculturating people's affective and cognitive behaviours in accordance with the culture to which they belong. Many empirical studies have investigated the effects of personality traits on job satisfaction and work strain. The personality of individuals affects how they perceive the impact of job satisfaction and work stress. Furthermore, personality traits are influenced by cultural background. This study surveyed 626 nurses from collectivist and individualist societies to find out the possible difference in the role of affective dispositions in self-reported job satisfaction and work strain between these two cultural orientations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-28
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Psychology
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1999

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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