Yong Wah Goh

Yong Wah Goh
University of Southern Queensland  · School of Psychology and Wellbeing

PhD Organisational Psychology


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Publications (6)
While interest in the role of values in organisations has grown in recent years, little is known about how values may impact on accomplishment at work-which is important for workplace well-being. The present study seeks to fill this gap by proposing a novel B-PERMA process model to explain how Benevolence generates Accomplishment at work via the me...
Organisational psychology literature is abounded with empirical evidence of the mitigating effect that social support seeking (SSS) behaviour has on stress. However, it is unclear if this phenomenon is present in a collectivist context where workers might be hesitant to seek social support when under stress. A total of 123 employees from China comp...
To conceptualize how employees’ perception of job performance might be generated, the present study tested a process model of Seligman's (2011, The Journal of Positive Psychology 13, 333) PERMA. Hierarchical regression and mediation analyses were conducted on 648 working adults from Hungary, Japan, China and Australia. A significant mediation effec...
This study investigates how humor usage (including positive and negative humor styles) influences employees' responses to the same stressful events, namely, the auto-correlation between stress experiences at two time points. Moreover, it examines differences between Australian and Chinese employees in such effects via bicultural comparisons. Result...
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Industrial employment growth has been one of the most dynamic areas of expansion in Asia; however, current trends in industrialised working environments have resulted in greater employee stress. Despite research showing that cultural values affect the way people cope with stress, there is a dearth of psychometrically established tools for use in no...


Question (1)
Dear fellow researchers;
I am a member of a multinational research project. We are currently searching for Japanese language version of the following scales:
1) Schwartz Values Survey (SVS)    (Schwartz, 1992)
2) Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (Zimet, Dahlem, Zimet & Farley, 1988)
3) Primary Appraisal Scale    (Dewe, 1991)
4) Multifaceted Control Scale  (Troup & Dewe, 2002)
5) Job-related Affective Well-being Scale (JAWS) (Katwyck, Fox, Spector, &Kelloway, 1999)
6) Adult Hope Scale (Snyder et al., 1991)
7) Subjective Happiness Scale (Lyubomirsky & Lepper, 1999)
If you know of where we can find the above scale/s, or to whom we can contact for the scale/s, please email me at goh@usq.edu.au or reply to this request. This will be an enormous help to the project.
Thank you very much for your time and assistance.
Warm Regards
Yong Goh 


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Projects (2)
This research aims to identify various architectural features on residential buildings that are perceived as safe and energy efficient. It is hypothesised that these perceptions are influenced by specific social-cultural determinants.
A multinational project (Australia, Hungary, China, Japan, Singapore) investigating the etiological process of workplace stress and wellbeing across cultures/nations and its relevance to Social Identity Theory and PERMA model.