HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Stress Perceptions and Leadership Orientation of Malaysians: Exploring their Similarities and Differences with Americans

Document Type

Article

Date

8-1-2009

Publication Title

Chinese Business Review

ISSN or ISBN

1537-1506

Volume

8

Issue

8

First Page

26

Last Page

42

Description

To explore the management orientation of employees in Malaysia and the United States, this paper focuses on comparing the leadership and stress perception of respondents in these two different countries. It appears that Malaysians and Americans have a significantly higher score on the relationship-orientation than task-orientation. Similarly, the female respondents in Malaysia had a significantly higher score on the relationship orientation. Finally, the responses of these 216 Malaysian respondents were compared with the 87 Americans, demonstrating significantly higher scores for respondents from the U.S. on both orientations. For management and practical application, suggestions and implications for future studies are presented.

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