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The process of relaxation training in the management of job stress.
Human aspects in office automation, Elsevier series in office automation, no. 1. Cohen BGF, ed. New York: Elsevier Science Publishers, 1984 May; :267-276
The procedural steps and beneficial effects of relaxation training in the management of job stress are discussed. Relaxation approaches are said to have application over a wide range of behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and physiological stress reactions. Self monitoring was identified as an effective method for determining the appropriateness of relaxation training for dealing with a particular job stress problem. The process of desensitization allowing the transfer of the effects of relaxation from the training to the occupational setting was explained. The importance of long term maintenance in sustaining the therapeutic effects of relaxation training over time was stressed. The author concludes that relaxation training can be an effective method for dealing with job stress, but warns that it is not a panacea for controlling job stress and its role should be limited to dealing with stress reactions that are not amenable to more direct interventions such as job redesign or organizational change.
Office-workers; Job-stress; Occupational-health-programs; Psychological-disorders; Workplace-studies; Emotional-stress; Employee-health; Clinical-symptoms
Human aspects in office automation, Elsevier series in office automation, no. 1
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