What makes organizational restructuring stressful?: A community-level analysis of Hong Kong employees

Wing Kai Stephen CHIU, Yeuk-mui TAM

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Abstract

This paper examines how organizational restructuring in the Asian economy of Hong Kong, which has been adversely affected by economic globalization and the Asian financial crisis, has heightened work stress. Compared to previous work, which has mainly been limited to a specific occupation or employing organization, the present study uses an employee sample from a community-wide survey spanning different occupations and corporations. It also employs a more comprehensive measure of organizational restructuring than those used in previous studies. Our results show that organizational restructuring induced work stress through its effects on job-level changes that the employees personally experienced, perceived job insecurity, job dissatisfaction, negative evaluations of relationships with co-workers and management, as well as organizational commitment.
本文研究要旨為:香港經濟受經濟全球化和亞洲金融危機影響而引致的組織重構如何增加員工的工作壓力。以往研究主要集中於特定的職業或者就業機構;而本研究則從一個跨行業和機構的全港性問卷調查中抽取僱員樣本。此外,本研究亦採用了一個更廣泛、更具綜合性的量度方法去探討組織性重構。研究結果顯示,組織性的重構使僱員感受到工作層面的改變、對工作感到不安及不滿、對管理層及同事之間工作關係產生負面評價、影響對組織的投入等,而這些改變及影響均會導致僱員工作壓力的增加。 Copyright © 2012 Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies. All Rights Reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
ISBN (Print)9624412200, 9789624412208
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

Citation

Chiu, S. W. K., & Tam, Y.-M. (2012). What makes organizational restructuring stressful?: A community-level analysis of Hong Kong employees. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Keywords

  • Alt. title: 《組織重構為何帶來壓力:一次全港性僱員分析》

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