The evaluation of an integrated stress management intervention program among Chinese health care workers

Jia Yan LIU, Oi Ling SIU, Kan SHI

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Abstract

This study tested whether or not an integrated stress management intervention program can reduce job burnout and increase work well-being among Chinese health care employees. To this end, a one-group pretest-posttest design was adopted, and paired t-tests were used to verify the effects of the intervention training course program. 200 health care workers were recruited from Chinese public hospitals to participate in a three-day training course held in 4 separate classes, with an average of 50 persons in each class. A total of 162 matched participants (33 males, 129 females) completed the pretest and posttest surveys. The results obtained from paired t-tests consistently demonstrated reductions after training in job burnout and its three dimensions, including emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and reduced personal accomplishment, and improvements in work well-being, positive emotions, and work-family balance. Implications of these findings for research and practice are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Web Society, 2010
PublisherIEEE Press
Pages501-506
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424463596
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2010

Keywords

  • burnout
  • health care workers
  • intervention
  • work well-being

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