Stress is found in all aspects of life. Hans Selye, a pioneer in stress research, has defined stress as "the nonspecific response of the body to any demands made upon it". It is considered to be an internal state or reaction to anything we consciously or unconsciously perceive as a threat, either real or imagined. Stress can evoke feelings of frustration, fear, conflict, pressure, hurt, anger, sadness, inadequacy, guilt, loneliness, or confusion.
Stress can result in physical, psychological, and behavioural responses. Stress has been implicated as contributing to a variety of physical disorders.
The purpose of this book is to examine the attitudes and perceptions of managers regarding stress and stress management. The book attempt to ascertain how managers defined stress, the impact of stress on employees, and what they feel can be done to reduce stress levels or improve one’s tolerance to stress.
Keeping this in view the contents include:
• Introduction • The Study of Stress and Human Performance •Noise Stress
• Assessment of Daily Stressors • The Stress Response • Learning to Free from Stress • Sources of Stress • Strain Compensation Mechanisms • Depression• • Psychological Support • Bibliography
Students in all subjects and of all levels as well as teachers and researchers in management and psychology will find this book a useful aid.