Worker wellbeing in Malaysia: Prediction of wellbeing from psychosocial work environment, organizational justice and work family conflict

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R. Ibrahim, R. Z. Aida and Ohtsuka, Keis (2013) Worker wellbeing in Malaysia: Prediction of wellbeing from psychosocial work environment, organizational justice and work family conflict. In: Steering the Cultural Dynamics: Selected Papers from the 2010 Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. Kashima, Yoshihisa, Kashima, Emiko S and Beatson, Ruth, eds. International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 182-189.

Abstract

The current study investigates if psychosocial work environment, organizational justice and work family conflict predict Malaysian workers’ wellbeing. The current study expands previous research by assessing wellbeing using composite measures of job satisfaction, life satisfaction, positive affect and negative affect as well as job affective wellbeing, psychological and spiritual wellbeing. One thousand one hundred and sixty five Malaysian workers in the manufacturing sector (551 men, 614 women, age range: 18-59 years) answered questionnaires. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses indicated that psychosocial work environment, organizational justice and work family conflict predicted wellbeing. With regard to ethnic and cultural differences in wellbeing, Indian-Malaysians reported significantly higher levels of wellbeing compared to Malays. However, Chinese-Malaysians were not different from Indian-Malaysians or Malays. There was no significant gender difference on wellbeing. The interpretation of this cultural difference requires caution due to the small number of Indian-Malaysians in the sample.

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Paper presented at the XX International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) 7-10 July, 2010
University of Melbourne, Australia

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/22273
Official URL http://www.iaccp.org/sites/default/files/melbourne...
ISBN 9780984562732
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 0606 Physiology
Current > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Current > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Historical > SEO Classification > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Keywords ResPubID21319, inter-role conflict, time-based, strain-based and behaviour-based conflicts, work family conflict scale, job satisfaction scale, JSS, satisfaction with life scale, SWLS
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