Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The effects of cognitive interventions on well-being in the workplace
by Solhjou, Maryam, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 74; 1569383
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of cognitive interventions on well-being and stress levels in the workplace. Positive Psychology proposes that focusing on positive factors stimulates more growth in an individual's sense of well-being. The researcher hypothesized that two cognitive interventions would be effective in terms of increasing well-being and decreasing stress levels in the workplace, compared with a control condition. A total of 91 employed participants were assigned to one of three cognitive interventions: a control condition and two experimental interventions. For the control condition, the well-being and stress means stayed relatively similar across time points. The two experimental conditions showed varying increases in well-being, while stress levels decreased. Overall, the results indicated that one of the experimental groups had significantly lowered stress levels as a result of the assigned interventions than the other groups.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Warren, Christopher R.
Commitee: Nguyen, Hannah-Hanh, Whitney, David J.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Occupational psychology, Cognitive psychology, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Cognitive interventions, Gratitude, Job stress, Positive psychology, Workplace well-being
Publication Number: 1569383
ISBN: 978-1-321-34824-8
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