ERIC Number: EJ891444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
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Mindfulness as a Coping Mechanism for Employment Uncertainty
Jacobs, Sharona J.; Blustein, David L.
Career Development Quarterly, v57 n2 p174-180 Dec 2008
Mindfulness-based stress interventions are well suited to reduce the anxiety of clients living with employment uncertainty. With the advent of globalization, increased job flux, and at-will employment policies, feelings of insecurity are becoming more prevalent, contributing to work-related stress (D. L. Blustein, 2006), which in turn is associated with lowered job satisfaction, elevated turnover intentions, and increased cardiovascular risk (C. D. Spielberger, P. R. Vagg, & C. F. Wasala, 2003). Mindfulness, an intentional consciousness learned through meditation, can reduce psychological suffering by reducing the anticipation anxiety experienced by employed workers who face a high degree of employment uncertainty.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Coping, Anxiety, Employment, Job Security, Career Counseling, Counseling Techniques
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