Workplace stress in a foreign environment: Chinese migrants in New Zealand
journal contributionposted on 2022-08-04, 03:42 authored by Christian YaoChristian Yao, K Thorn, Zheng Duan, N Taskin
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the relevance of personal and organisational factors contributing to workplace stress among Chinese migrants in New Zealand. Design/methodology/approach - The study is based on surveys of 88 participants using the theoretical model of person-environment fit. Findings - The results reveal that perceived fit of organisational factors has a significant impact on workplace stress outcomes including emotional well-being, work-related health, job performance and intention to quit. Further analysis also shows that personal factors, some as a result of acculturation, play a moderating effect on the perceived relationship between the organisation and workplace stress. Education, advanced language skills and building networks in the new community are all important factors to minimise stress. Originality/value - From an organisational perspective, the study highlights the importance of understanding the factors that cause workplace stress, especially with a culturally diverse working population. This cross-sectional study could be furthered through the use of alternative cultural samples, and through the development of a longitudinal design. In short, this study of the work stress of Chinese migrants in New Zealand contributes to the field of knowledge providing exploratory insights for work stress research in human resource management.
Preferred citationYao, C., Thorn, K., Duan, Z. & Taskin, N. (2015). Workplace stress in a foreign environment: Chinese migrants in New Zealand. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 34(7), 608-621. https://doi.org/10.1108/EDI-08-2014-0065
Journal titleEquality, Diversity and Inclusion
CultureImmigrantsStressWorkChinese workersBehavioral and Social ScienceBasic Behavioral and Social ScienceSocial SciencesManagementBusiness & EconomicsORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENTCONTENT VALIDITYHEALTHWORKERSQUESTIONNAIRELEADERSHIPMIGRATIONBURNOUTIMPACTTRUSTSociologyBusiness and Management not elsewhere classified