Studies for the Stress Unit

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1. What did Gervais find out?

  • Daily hassels increased job strain and decreased job performance, some nurses felt the uplifts counteracted the hassels and these uplifts improved job performance
  • There was no link between high workload and stress related illness, and it was concluded that job demard wasn't a major factor in stress
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2. What did Marucha do in his study?

  • Inflicted punch biopsies in the mouths of students either in the holidays or during exam season
  • Took blood samples from students in a low stress and high stress period, immune system functioning was measured by NK cell activity

3. What did Marmot find about workload?

  • There was no link between high workload and stress related illness, and it was concluded that job demard wasn't a major factor in stress
  • 5 years after the initial assesment, it was found that those who initially reported low levels of control were more likely to have developed heart disease

4. Which piece of research supports Maddi's study?

  • Lifton: students with high Hardiness scores were more likely to finish their degrees
  • Ruffin: daily hassels were linked to greater psychological and physical disfunction than life events

5. What are the 3 stages of SIT?

  • Conceptualization: indentify fears and concerns, Skill acquisition: train to develop skills like positive thinking and relaxation to improve self confidence, Application: practise skills in real life
  • Focusing: learn to indentify the physical symptoms of stress, Relieving: learn to analyse stressful situations to understand coping strategies, Self-improvement: take on challenges which can be coped with to build confidence

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