Managing stress at work : theory and practice

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In the symposium, the nature and symptoms of stress will be briefly explained. Adopting the transactional theory of stress and applying the model of job stress process (Spector, 2012), the sources of stress (e.g. workload, role conflict, role ambiguity, interpersonal conflict, emotional labour etc.) in the workplace and their consequences (physical and psychological symptoms, ill-health) will be outlined. Effective coping strategies and stress moderators will also be examined. Evidence of intervention studies in Hong Kong in tackling workplace stress will be presented. In line with the development of positive psychology theories, positive psychological approaches were adopted to conduct several intervention studies among employees. The impact of training on psychological capital (PsyCap), human energy management (HEM), and recovery for stress management among employees will be demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2015
Event2015 Hospital Authority Convention = 2015 醫院管理局研討大會 - Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Duration: 18 May 201519 May 2015


Conference2015 Hospital Authority Convention = 2015 醫院管理局研討大會
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityWan Chai
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