ERIC Number: ED286021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Stress Management in the Workplace. WBGH Worksite Wellness Series.
Jaffe, Dennis T.; And Others
This paper on designing and implementing a stress management program in the workplace begins by defining stress. A brief overview of the relationship of stress to health and personal style follows. The subsequent discussion of the relationship between stress and work focuses on these topics: work contributes to stress; stress affects work performance; stress raises legal and medical issues; stress affects the business, itself; business pays many costs associated with stress; and family stress and work stress interact. Design of worksite stress management programs (WSMPs) is considered in terms of three basic elements: techniques for managing stress, delivery formats, and basic skills taught. In addition to highlighting reasons why the programs are implemented, the section on implementation describes four categories of WSMPs: awareness building, skills building classes, counseling, and organizational change. Summaries of several studies on the impact of WSMPs are provided. The paper concludes with examples of 10 WSMPs implemented by companies. Company name and address, contact person, and telephone number are given. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Coping, Corporate Education, Employee Assistance Programs, Occupational Safety and Health, Program Design, Program Implementation, Quality of Working Life, Staff Development, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Well Being, Wellness, Work Environment
Prevention Leadership Forum, Washington Business Group on Health, 229 1/2 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Authoring Institution: Washington Business Group on Health, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see CE 048 292-305.