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.
|Advisor:||Warren, Christopher R.|
|Commitee:||Nguyen, Hannah-Hanh, Whitney, David J.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|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|
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