A Dissertation on Tools for Reducing Occupational Stress Dissertation or Thesis by Research Group

A Dissertation on Tools for Reducing Occupational Stress
An in-depth examination of the effectiveness of "Frontal/Occipital Holding Technique" for work stress reduction in hairdressers.
# 27411 | 19,872 words | 63 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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A pretest-post-test, control group design was used to investigate effects of the "F/O Holding Technique". The subjects in the present study were 40 females and 40 males, who were randomly selected and contacted by the researcher to volunteer to participate. Subjects were pre-tested for existing job stress levels with the "Work Stress Inventory" stress test. They then received training in the "F/O Technique" and were instructed to continue with its use. Subjects were post-tested after three weeks. Results of the analysis of variance performed, confirmed the hypotheses that the "F/O Holding Technique" reduces hairdressers levels of job stress, and the effects were stable across gender. Additional study findings were that females tended to experience higher stress levels than males and that females tended to be more positive about the "F/O Holding Technique" than males. Implications of the study results are that the "F/O Holding Technique" is effective for stress reduction in male and female hairdressers.

Table of Contents:
Statement of the Problem
Statement of the Purpose
Definitions of Terms
Applied Kinesiology
F/O Holding Technique
Job Stress
Thought Field Therapy
Limitations of the Study
Review of Literature
Nature of Stress
Section Summary
Job Stress
Section Summary
Nature of Workplace Stress and
Causative Factors
Section Summary
Relation of Job Stress to Gender
Section Summary
Stressors Associated with Hairdressers
Section Summary
Research on Thought Field Therapy
Section Summary
Psychology, Thought Field Therapy and the
F/O Holding Technique
Section Summary
Overview of Study
Research Methods
Work Stress Inventory
Perceptions and Satisfaction Instrument
Data Analysis Plan
Supplementary Analysis
Appraised Stress
Frequency of Job Stress
Discussion of Findings
Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations
Conceptual Recommendations
Methodological Recommendations
Recommendations for Hairdressers
Appendix A: F/O Training Methods
Appendix B: The F/O Holding Technique Questionnaire
Appendix C: Consent Form
Appendix D: Permission Letter for WSI
Appendix E: WSI

From the Paper:

"It should be noted that while there are several studies indicating that gender is associated with a differential experience of work stress; there are also studies that have found no effects for gender. For example, Hipps and Halpin (1993) investigated the amount of variance in burnout and job satisfaction of teachers and principles which could be accounted for by workplace stress; the authors also examined whether levels of stress were differentially associated with differences in sample subjects' ages, and gender."

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