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Investigating competencies for dealing with workplace stress

Okonga, Devota (2018) Investigating competencies for dealing with workplace stress.

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Abstract:Due to organizational changes, employees are expected to possess generic skills to help them adjust to these changes. Employees who face new demands, pressures and expectations that arise from organizational changes, may develop workplace stress. Due to the negative effects of workplace stress at organizational and individual levels, it is important to find ways of dealing with it. When competencies related to workplace stress are identified, HRD professionals may for instance help employees understand and accept change within working environments or help employees find ways of coping with workplace stress so that they can achieve their working goals and have a stress-free working environment. Unfortunately, most generic competency dimensions that exist are specified to certain job types. Also, it is only in recent years that scientists have begun to study workplace-related stress. To date, an integrated competency framework consisting of generic skills is lacking. Thus, the development of highly transferable generic competencies becomes necessary. In this research, therefore, several generic competencies will be investigated with the aim of filling gaps in the field and identifying generic skills that are related to workplace stress and stress outcomes.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
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