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Chapter 6 Stress. What is Stress?. Stress is a general term applied to pressures people feel in life. Stress is also the way we react physically and emotionally to demands where the outcome is uncertain and important . Stress. Is stress necessarily bad?

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Chapter 6 stress

Chapter 6Stress


What is stress

What is Stress?

Stress is a general term applied to pressures people feel in life.

Stress is also the way we react physically and emotionally to demands where the outcome is uncertain and important.


Stress

Stress

Is stress necessarily bad?

** Eustress— beneficial stress.

Stress is a fact of life and is unavoidable.

What are the symptoms showing stress?


Stress1

Stress

From our definition, two conditions are necessary for potential stress to become actual stress:

uncertainty

importance


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The Relationship Between Stress

and Job Performance

High

Yerkes-Dodson Curve

Performance

Stress

Low

High


Positive stress eustress

Positive Stress(Eustress)

Better focused

Energized

Motivated

Aware of options – more creative

Challenged rather than intimidated

Change agent


Negative stress stressor

Negative Stress(Stressor)

Tense

Anxious

Angry or depressed

Withdrawing or lashing out

Frustrated

Resist change


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What happens in your body

  • Stress hormones

  • (adrenaline, cortisol) are

  • released

  • Pulse, blood pressure

  • and breathing increase

  • Digestive system stops.

  • Blood moves from

  • internal organs to muscles


Effects of stress

Effects of Stress

Physiological

Headaches, ulcers, high blood pressure, hives

Psychological

Tension, anxiety, irritability, fear

Behavioral

Smoking, mannerisms, eating habits, sleep disorders


How does one react to stress

How Does One React to Stress?

Avoid – Pretend it doesn’t exist.

Resist – Fight stress

Environmental factors – time, support

Organizational factors – policies, rules

Individual factors – education, training

Confront/Adapt – Work to identify the real cause and eliminate it, change it, or cope with it.


Additional implications

Additional Implications

Perception – a person’s perception of a situation will influence the level of stress.

Locus of Control – internal versus external locus of control.

Job Experience – the greater the job experience, the more comfortable the employee becomes with the work situation.

Social Support – the stronger the relationships, the better one handles stress.

Type of Personality – A or B.


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Fight – Flight Response

  • Fight response = Body prepares to defend itself

  • Flight response = Escape distress rather than battle it


Stress management techniques

** Stress Management ** Techniques

Establish personal priorities

Physical exercise

Time management

Relaxation

Music

Pets


Summary

Summary

It is important for you to find out how to handle stress for yourself and also to help those you lead.

Stress is a general term applied to pressures people feel in life.


Summary1

Summary

Two conditions are necessary for potential stress to become actual stress: uncertainty and level of importance.

Stress may be positive or negative.

Stress can effect an individual physically, psychologically, and emotionally.


Summary2

Summary

Learn stress management techniques that work for you and those under your leadership.


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