ERIC Number: ED349483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Learning How To Learn from Experience: Impact of Stress and Coping. Report Number 154.
Bunker, Kerry A.; Webb, Amy D.
This report begins with what is hypothesized to be the relationship between stress and learning in a managerial context, followed by a brief review of what stress research has contributed to understanding of this relationship. Next, a study of managerial stress and coping conducted in a corporate setting is reported. A model of coping and adjustment that came out of this study is presented. A working model is suggested, derived from one developed in the study, which describes how typical coping behaviors may be related to the success and failure of managers striving to learn from their experience. Finally some recommendations are offered, given the current state of knowledge, about how stress can be used to enhance learning, and how it can be made a tool for improving executive growth and performance. A five-page bibliography is included. The appendix includes a brief overview of theory and research in stress and coping; dimension definitions from the stress assessment process; women's stress study mean profiles; and men's stress study mean profiles. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Administrators, Coping, Evaluation Methods, Management Development, Models, Stress Variables
Center for Creative Leadership, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, NC 27438-6300.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.