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ERIC Number: ED435790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-22
Pages: 12
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The Comparative Study of the Occupational Stress among Jobs and Bio-Feedback Training Effects in Iran.
Kamarzarin, Hamid
The effectiveness of biofeedback and relaxation training in reducing occupational stress was examined in a study of 50 individuals employed in various occupations in Iran. The study sample consisted of 15 workers (5 females, 10 males); 15 managers (5 females, 10 males); 9 guardians (3 females, 6 males); 5 dentists (2 females, 3 males); and 6 teachers (3 females, 3 males). All subjects were trained to control their occupational stress through relaxation and biofeedback techniques. Each of the 10 training sessions lasted 30 minutes. After the training sessions had been completed, the subjects were asked to continue training in their own work environment. All subjects were evaluated by the following methods before and after the training: clinical interviews; Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire, short form; and C-TEMP and GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) biofeedback. A chi-square analysis of the interview, questionnaire, and biofeedback findings failed to establish any relationship between sex of subject and effectiveness of treatment. However, effectiveness of training was significantly related to occupation. Specifically, the biofeedback and relaxation training was more effective in reducing the occupational stress experienced by dentists, teachers, and managers than it was in reducing the occupational stress experienced by guardians and workers. (Contains 27 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran