An attributional model of the occupational stress of teachers was developed in New South Wales Australia. The model posits that teachers tend to attribute greater responsibility for their stress to entities more "distant" from self than to self or entities close to self. Australia essentially has an individualist culture. This paper reports a comparative study carried out with a sample of teachers in a collectivist culture, specifically in Hebei Province, The Peoples' Republic of China. Some differences and similarities are discussed.