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Stress Management in Public Safety Organizations
A proposal for the evaluation of and intervention for employee stress in public safety organizations.
# 153542 | 3,896 words | 17 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Jun 11, 2013 in Psychology (General)

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This paper explores the literature to evaluate how stressful conditions can be identified, evaluated and responded to so as to provide a coping strategy for those working in public safety organizations. The paper analyzes stress management models and the scope and limitations of those models and then proposes relevant evaluation and intervention strategies for public safety organizations employees.

Stress Evaluation and Intervention: A Theoretical Overview
Literature Review and Discussion
The Stress Appraisal Measure
Stress Intervention Programs and Techniques.

From the Paper:

"Evaluating stress and developing interventions to prevent or decrease its psychological impact to the individual requires an understanding of the identified origin and processes affecting the onset and prevalence of stress in a person. To identify the origin, nature and dynamics of stress and its theoretical foundations must be identified and carefully evaluated. This will provide the researcher sufficient information to determine which theoretical concepts; models and frameworks would be most appropriate or illustrative of the research case that s/he would like to pursue. In this section, theoretical frameworks that will be reviewed are the primary models and concepts from which stress theory emerged: (1) Hans Selye's systemic stress theory; and (2) Richard Lazarus' psychological stress theory (also called Lazarus theory). Both theoretical frameworks have influenced contemporary stress research; however, each theory has its own merits and weaknesses. Selye's systemic stress theory is well-known for setting the foundations of stress theory development, thus providing a technical construct and process to a socio-psychological phenomenon commonly experienced by individuals. However, literature on the topic has yet to identify this phenomenon as psychological stress. Lazarus' take on stress as having a psychological dimension, however, revolutionized the way stress is conceptualized and operationalized in research studies."

Sample of Sources Used:

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