The Difference of Meaning of Work Between Chinese and Indonesia Employees and Its Effect on Work Engagement and Workaholism

Rui, Yang and Jianhong, Ma and Chuncao, Yang and Christian, Frikson and Indra, Karina and Tiara, Risma and Budiharto , Sus and Kumolohadi, Retno and Istiqamah, Siiti Hadjar Nurul (2013) The Difference of Meaning of Work Between Chinese and Indonesia Employees and Its Effect on Work Engagement and Workaholism. In: Proceedings Book of International Conference on Psychology in Health, Educational, Social, and Organization Settings (ICP-HESOS). Faculty of Psychology Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, pp. 392-400. ISBN 978-979-99555-7-9

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This study was designed to investigate the overall situation of work engagement and workaholism between Chinese and Indonesian employees, and explore the meaning of work. For the different cultural background, the research hypothesis thatthe Chinese and Indonesia employees view the meaning of work diffrerently, hence their work engagement and workaholic are different. This study surveyed 185 Chinese employees and 193 Indonesia employees with the work engagement scale, workaholism scale, and the meaning of work scale. The data was collected and analyzed by SPSS 16.0. Affer the analysis of independent T-test, correlation analysis, regression analysis and so on, and the results are: (I) Work engagement and workaholism of Indonesiaemployees are significantly higher than Chinese employees (56.08, 64.32, p<0.001). (2) The Indonesian employees views work more as a calling than Chinese employees(24.11, 26.37, p<0.001). (3)The Chinese employees view work more as a job than Indonesian employees (21.01. 22.76, p<0.001). (4)Chinese employees' job orientation can negatively predict the workaholism (Beta= -0.26, F (1.183) =13.28, P<O.OOl, R2=0.07). But the Indonesiasample 'sjob orientation can positively predicted workaholism (Beta= 30, F (1.191)=19.34, P<0.001, R2=0.09). (5) The calling orientation canpositivelypredict work engagement both in Chinese and Indonesian employees.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: meaning of work, work engagement, workaholism,
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 04:39
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2013 04:39

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