Title: Linking the emotional reactions to coping: a closer look at gender differences among Israeli managers

Authors: Dafna Kariv

Addresses: Doctor of Management, The School of Business Administration, The College of Management, Rishon le Zion, Israel

Abstract: This study investigates male and female|s coping strategies while encountering daily managerial stressors, by deciphering their appraisals of stressors and the emotional reactions to these appraisals, i.e., perceived stress or subjective well-being. Findings indicated that men and women managers (n = 389) differ in appraising stressors; these appraisals affected both genders| emotional reactions and then their coping strategies. Multivariate results also showed that perceived stress produced emotion-oriented coping in both gender groups. The main contribution of this study is that men and women managers manifest identical coping patterns and coping behaviour is dependent upon context rather than on gender. Implications are discussed.

Keywords: male managers; female managers; gender differences; stress; coping behaviour; emotional reactions; Israel; women managers; emotion.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2007.017013

International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2007 Vol.2 No.2, pp.111 - 128

Published online: 04 Feb 2008 *

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