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Cong Liu & Paul E. Spector

In: Handbook of Work Stress

Chapter 20: International and Cross Cultural Issues

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International and Cross Cultural Issues
International and cross cultural issues
CongLiuPaul E.Spector

In recent years, job stress has become one of the major topics of interest among organizational researchers. Whereas most studies have been concerned with uncovering general principles, a stream of research has looked at international issues to ascertain the influence of both cultural and national differences. Cross-cultural/cross-national research on job stress is of growing importance. The globalization of business means that many organizations will increasingly operate in different cultures. Cross-cultural/cross-national job stress research is vital in such situations because we cannot assume that U.S. and Western-developed job stress theories apply to other countries (e.g., Trompenaars & Hampden-Turner, 1998). For example, the nature of job stressors and job strains can be different among employees with differing ...

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