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Transcript of Stress MS
Stress is a condition of tension experienced by individuals when they are subjected to extraordinary physical or psychological demands
-- Anderson and Pulich (2001)
Types of stress
Types of stressors
Reducing role conflict and ambiguity
Coaching and counseling
Open feedback channels
Completion of task
Quality of work
Interest in working
Pressured to cut corner to keep production number high
Lack of control
Ivancevich, J. M., Matteson, M. T., Freedman, S. M., & Phillips, J. S. (1990). Worksite stress management interventions. American Psychologist, 45(2), pp. 253
Your performance appraisals are coming up soon and you do not get along with your manager whatsoever. You expect that it will be an unpleasant meeting.
You’re an unorganised university student and have just realised that you have an important essay due next week as well as two smaller assignments due the day before.
You decide that you have to cancel all your plans between now and then.
You’re an elderly man working in a quiet office.
The company you work for decides to expand and all of a sudden your office is not so quiet anymore.
Instead of peaceful work you are now surrounded by noisy young employees and can no longer concentrate on your responsibilities.
After increased pressure on the mining industry, many workers are being laid off and those remaining are under pressure to increase productivity.
As a result they’re cutting a lot of corners.
Like the student mentioned in an earlier question, a UQ student is nearing a lot of assignment deadlines and hasn’t begun any of them. They start cancelling a lot of their plans to work on their assignments.
The same student is under so much stress that they speed home from work to have more time to work on assignments, and are too distracted to pay attention to road rules
If we were to disregard the students reckless behaviour, and they’re getting their work done but they’re under so much pressure that they are focusing on simply completing the task rather than doing a good job
What is stress?
Dramatic increase in
Worksite Stress Management Intervention Framework