Psychological resources and strategies to cope with stress at work

Edna Rabenu, Eyal Yaniv

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Abstract

Introduction: The choice of strategies to cope with stress has differential effects on individual and organizational outcomes (e.g. well-being and performance at work). This study examined to what extent individuals differing in their positive psychological resources (optimism, hope, self-efficacy and resilience) implement different strategies to cope with stress in terms of change, acceptance, or withdrawal from a source of stress in an organizational setting. Method: A questionnaire was filled out by 554 employees from different organizations representing a wide range of jobs and positions. Results: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM; c2(7) = 27:64, p < :01, GFI = :99, NFI = :91, CFI = :93, RMSEA = :07) Conclusion: The results indicated that psychological resources (optimism, hope, self-efficacy and resilience) were positively related to coping by change and by acceptance and negatively related to withdrawal. The theoretical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-15
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Psychological Research
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Coping
  • Hope
  • Optimism
  • Psychological resources
  • Resilience
  • Self-efficacy

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