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Mindfulness based stress reduction as a method for personnel development – a pilot evaluation

Walach, H., Nord, E., Zier, C., Dietz-Waschkowski, B., Kersig, S. and Schϋpbach, H. (2007) Mindfulness based stress reduction as a method for personnel development – a pilot evaluation. International Journal of Stress Management. 14(2), pp. 188-198. 1072-5245.

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Abstract: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a potential candidate for learning to cope with stress in a high-stress professional environment. In a pilot study the authors evaluated the potential of MBSR for stress management. Workers participated in an MBSR training for stress-related problems (treatment, n = 12) or waited for such a course (control, n = 11). The authors conducted interviews and measured coping and well-being. Qualitative interviews indicated that subjects had attained more awareness of work-related problems contributing to stress and had grown more critical toward their work environment. In the treatment group, positive strategies of coping with stress increased and negative strategies of coping decreased (significant difference at post treatment: p = .039 compared to control). Eighty-two percent of the participants reported having reached their personal goal
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology > BF637 Meditation. Mindfulness
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA773 Personal health and hygiene > RA785 Stress management. Relaxation
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5549 Personnel management. Employment management
Creators: Walach, Harald, Nord, E, Zier, C, Dietz-Waschkowski, B, Kersig, S and Schϋpbach, H
Publisher: American Psychology Association
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Health & Society > Psychology
Faculties > Faculty of Health & Society > Psychology
Research Centres > Centre for Psychology and Social Sciences
Date: 2007
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 188-198
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Stress Management
Volume: 14
Number: 2
Language: English
ISSN: 1072-5245
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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