bcom 7 - Stress Why Study Stress? Findings from several...

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Stress
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Why Study Stress? Findings from several sources indicate that up to 40 % of US workers feel their job is very stressful. Compared to average workers, managers are about 21% more likely to describe their job as stressful. Given that 60% to 90% of all doctors visits can be attributed to stress, and providing healthcare to people with higher levels of stress is about 50% higher in cost….stress is an important topic to explore.
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What is stress? Stress refers to the psychological response to demands when there is something at stake for the individual and coping with these demands would tax or exceed the individual’s capacity or resources.
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What are stressors and strains, and how are these concepts different than stress? The particular demands that cause people to experience stress are called stressors . The negative consequences that occur when demands tax or exceed one’s capacity or resources are called strains .
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Slide 5-5 General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS)
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