ERIC Number: EJ723285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Training Programmes for Stress Management in Small Businesses
Treven, Sonja; Potocan, Vojko
Education & Training, v47 n8-9 p640-652 2005
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present: the problem of stress employees might encounter; the individual inclination to stress; the individual methods for reducing stress; and the authors' model of training for stress prevention. Design/Methodology/Approach: The paper uses both descriptive and analytical approaches to research and dissemination. Within the descriptive approach various methods are applied, including compilation, descriptive and comparative techniques; the analytical approach involves inductive and deductive methods. Findings: It emerges that individuals vary considerably in their ability to manage stress. Self-perception, locus of control, type A or B behavioural patterns and flexibility or rigidity, all appear to influence stress management abilities. Research Limitations/Implications: Some organisations might choose to assist individuals to manage stress by providing relevant training programmes. Originality/Value: The paper develops a model of training for stress prevention. This model could be customised to the specific needs of small, medium and large organisations.
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Locus of Control, Stress Management, Anxiety, Professional Training, Personality Traits, Self Concept, Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Location: Slovenia