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Stress, Task, and Relationship Orientations of Dutch: Do Age, Gender, Education, and Government Work Experience Make a Difference?

Lam Nguyen (), Bahaudin Mujtaba () and Alexander Ruijs ()

Public Organization Review, 2014, vol. 14, issue 3, 305-324

Abstract: Working people are often socialized differently based on their age, gender, education, and work experience in the public versus the private sector. To explore the stress, task, and relationship orientations of people in the culture of the Netherlands, this study focused on the differences of 208 Dutch respondents based on the demographic variables. It appears that they have dissimilar scores on the relationship and task orientations. Age, government work experience and education do appear to be a significant factor in their leadership orientation. Also, males seem to be less task-oriented and less relationship-oriented than their female counterparts. Overall, the Dutch respondents reported a moderate level of stress with no gender differences. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Keywords: Relationships; Tasks; Leadership; Culture; Government experience; Stress; The Netherlands (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1007/s11115-013-0222-2

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