ERIC Number: ED318985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr-12
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Types of Stresses Experienced by Professionals.
Gadzella, Bernadette M.; And Others
This study was conducted to examine the types of stresses experienced by professionals. Subjects were 56 persons enrolled in graduate classes who completed the Tennessee Stress Scale-L, Work Related Stress Inventory for Professionals. Besides the Total stress score, the instrument produced three subscale scores: Stress Producers, Coping Mechanisms, and Stress Symptoms. The results revealed that: (1) married subjects had significantly higher scores than did single subjects on the Coping Mechanisms subscale; (2) the staff group had significantly higher scores than did mid-level managers on Stress Symptoms and Total Stress; (3) the moderate stress level group had significantly higher scores than the mild stress level group on Stress Producers, Stress Symptoms, and Total Stress; (4) subjects having pets had significantly higher scores than subjects without pets on Coping Mechanisms; (5) men who had pets and women who did not have pets had significantly higher scores than did men who did not have pets and women who had pets on Stress Symptoms and Total Stress; and (6) individuals who had both children and pets and those who had neither children nor pets had significantly higher scores on Stress Producers than did individuals having either only children or only pets. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association (36th, Dallas, TX, April 12-14, 1990).