© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156853108X364208 Asian Journal of Social Science 36 (2008) 703–744 www.brill.nl/ajss Work Stress and Coping amongst Lawyers in Singapore Lim Geok-choo, Chan Kwok-bun and Ko Yiu-chung SIM University, Hong Kong Baptist University, and Ritsuemeikan Asia Paciﬁ c University Abstract Th is paper studied the work stressors and coping strategies of lawyers in Singapore. Data collec- tion involved the use of both quantitative and qualitative research methods — a survey of 450 lawyers and in-depth interviews with 27 lawyers. Th is study found that while time pressure and work overload were the most stressful aspects of lawyering work, social interactions and interper- sonal relationships at work proved to be a salient work stressor, when lawyers were dealing with clients, fellow lawyers and judges — that is, interpersonal stress. Th is study explains how lawyers constantly monitor and adjust their actions to negotiate for control or ‘power’ over others in their attempts to cope with work stress. In examining the correlation between lawyers’ percep- tions of work stress and their coping behaviours, this paper reveals that while lawyers tended to report more problem-focused than emotion-focused coping ways, the correlation analysis informed that emotion-focused and
Asian Journal of Social Science – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2008
Keywords: INTERPERSONAL STRESS; PERSONALITY; WORK STRESSORS; POWER RELATIONS; SOCIAL SUPPORT; COPING STRATEGIES
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