The purpose of this paper is to present: the problem of stress employees might encounter; the individual inclination to stress; the individual methods for reducing stress; and the authors' model of training for stress prevention.
The paper uses both descriptive and analytical approaches to research and dissemination. Within the descriptive approach various methods are applied, including compilation, descriptive and comparative techniques; the analytical approach involves inductive and deductive methods.
It emerges that individuals vary considerably in their ability to manage stress. Self‐perception, locus of control, type A or B behavioural patterns and flexibility or rigidity, all appear to influence stress management abilities.
Some organisations might choose to assist individuals to manage stress by providing relevant training programmemes.
The paper develops a model of training for stress prevention. This model could be customised to the specific needs of small, medium and large organisations.
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