Latest Workplace stress Stories

2009-07-07 23:16:12

On-the-job stress, worrying about bills or strained relationships may contribute to people gaining weight, U.S. researchers suggest. Today's economy is stressing people out, and stress has been linked to a number of illnesses -- such as heart disease, high blood pressure and increased risk for cancer, Dr. Jason Block, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Harvard University, said in a statement. This study shows that stress is also linked to weight gain. In addition...

2009-06-24 13:06:59

A good relationship can act as a buffer for those exposed to work-related stress that can hurt health, a researcher in Sweden said. However, poor relationships will amplify the negative effects of work-related stress, said Ann-Christine Andersson Arnten, a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. When there are stressful experiences both at work and in a relationship, the risk of burn-out and poor health increases dramatically, the researcher said. The study involved some...

2009-06-23 15:46:28

 A positive approach and successful stress-management techniques also help to reduce the negative effects of work-related stress", explains Ann-Christine Andersson Arnt©n, who will be presenting her  dissertation in psychology.- But when there are stressful experiences both at work and in the relationship, the risk of burn-out and poor health increases dramatically.About 900 persons took part in her survey. Those who felt they had a good relationship experienced that they...

2009-06-16 08:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- What do firefighters, surgeons and senior corporate executives have in common? More than you may think. They are among the nation's most demanding jobs, according to a new CareerCast.com study released today. While firefighter reigns supreme as the most all-around demanding job, surgeon and senior corporate executive rank second and third, followed by police officer. Considering that firefighters regularly work long hours in hazardous,...

2009-05-19 09:00:00

Online tools help VA employees manage stress, increase productivity and improve job satisfaction SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Occupational Health, Safety and Prevention Strategic Health Care Group has chosen Essi Systems(R) as their sole source provider for stress management and behavior change tools for their employee health and wellness pilot program in the Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23). Essi Systems' StressMap(R) Online and 21 Day...

2009-05-15 08:30:57

She never gets invited to lunch with the rest of her co-workers. He always gets publicly criticized for his mistakes.But according to research by Kansas State University psychologists, neither of these workers is likely to leave the job.Meridith Selden, a K-State doctoral graduate in psychology, and her adviser, Ron Downey, K-State professor of psychology, studied workplace hostility. They found that among workers reporting hostility in the current position, almost half -- 45 percent of them...

2009-04-28 09:15:00

Reducing stress on the job could make a difference in fighting depression according to new research. Dr. JianLi Wang of the University of Calgary in Alberta and colleagues found that workers who initially reported having high-strain jobs but then later reported perceiving their jobs as being less stressful were at the same risk of major depression as their peers who worked at low-strain jobs for the entire time. The research was conducted during a ten year period. "These results indicated...

2009-04-08 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) today released its 2008 Think Tank report entitled, "Extreme Productivity: Are Your Employees Hitting the Wall?" This in-depth report addresses the urgent challenges faced by employers trying to maintain employees' full engagement in their work while promoting health and wellness and reducing stress. The topic is critical, given the severe downturn in the economy and widespread job cutbacks, which add to...

2009-03-23 06:00:00

HALLOWELL, Maine, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Kevin Polk, a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in stress management is offering a new web program and DVD for stress management. The program is based on Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT). It emphasizes decreasing struggling with stress and increasing valued living. Dr. Polk points out that while traditional stress management techniques such as deep breathing and thinking differently about stress can be effective, in...

2009-03-13 10:00:06

Exposure to critical incidents, workplace discrimination, lack of cooperation among coworkers, and job dissatisfaction correlated significantly with perceived work stress among urban police officers, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Work stress was significantly associated with adverse outcomes, including depression and intimate partner abuse. The paper, "Mental, Physical, and Behavioral Outcomes Associated with Perceived Work...

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