8.StressFall09 - Stressors, Stress, and Strain Can Stress...

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Unformatted text preview: Stressors, Stress, and Strain Can Stress be a Good Thing? Sources of Stress Hindrance Stressors Challenge Stressors Stressors Stress Stress Strains Burnout Stress and Outcomes Managing Hindrance and Challenge Stressors How stressed are U.S. workers? Forty-six percent of U.S. workers reported that they were overworked, overwhelmed, or had no time to step back and reflect on work. (Galinksy, Kim, & Bond, 2001) How stressed are college students? (AP/mtvU poll, May 2009 http://surveys.ap.org/data/Edison/APMTV%20Topline%20marginals.pdf 41% of college students experienced stress frequently in past three months. 19% have been too stressed several times in the past three months to get their schoolwork done. Stress is the tension people feel when they are facing or enduring extraordinary demands, constraints, or opportunities and are uncertain about their ability to handle them effectively. The source of the stress is called a stressor . The negative consequences that occur when demands tax or exceed ones capacity or resources are called strains. But, can it be motivating? [a] little stress can give you a competitive edge not all stress is bad [stress] can force positive changes My former name was Cavanaugh. This article is referring to my original stress study. Study 1: Sample was 1,886 US Managers (Cavanaugh, Boswell, Roehling, & Boudreau, JAP, 2000 Note: Cited under footnote 94, Chapter 11, but incorrectly summarized in the text, page 357 ) Hindrance stress (your textbook only refers to these findings): - related to job sat. + related to job search + related to turnover Challenge stress (your textbook ignores these findings): + related to job sat. - related to job search not sig. related to turnover The Case for Some Stress In Your Life and Other Keys To Finding Balance Wall Street Journal Online December 30, 2004; Page D1 If you slow down enough over the New Year, your real problems are certain to pop up and bite you. Seeing relatives, immersing yourself in family life and the emotions of the season all bring into sharp relief any failings on the family and relationship front. Like re-balancing your investment portfolio, re-balancing your life in critical areas is necessary from time to time, too. Here is how to tell if you have problems in five big areas, and how to jump- start solutions if you do. Too Much Stress? Some stress is good; the bad kind hinders progress. The key to making the distinction is how you feel about work. If you're psyched about it, with the adrenaline pumping, you're having "challenge stress," a term used by some researchers to describe a beneficial kind that can be motivating. Bad stress, or " hindrance stress ," is marked by waning productivity, dissatisfaction, anxiety and physical symptoms such as frequent illness....
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