Sources of Stress and the Use of Anticipatory, Preventative and Proactive Coping Strategies by Higher Education Lecturers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/40795
Title:
Sources of Stress and the Use of Anticipatory, Preventative and Proactive Coping Strategies by Higher Education Lecturers
Authors:
Devonport, Tracey J.; Biscomb, Kay; Lane, Andrew M.
Abstract:
This case study explores the sources of stress and use of coping strategies amongst Higher Education lecturers. In semi-structured interviews, lecturers (N=10) reported experiencing a wide range of stressors, summarised under three interrelated themes: 1) organisational stress; 2) subject-linked stress; and 3) non-organisational stress. All participants described examples of stress resulting from an unbalanced workload, often exacerbated by insufficient time allowance for task completion. Lecturers identified 19 coping strategies used to manage stress. Results suggest that interventions designed to reduce stress should seek to increase the use of preventative and proactive coping strategies, thus reducing the need for reactive coping.
Citation:
Journal of Hospitality Leisure Sport and Tourism, 7(1), 70-81
Publisher:
Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Network, Oxford Brookes University
Journal:
The Journal of Hospitality Leisure Sport and Tourism
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/40795
DOI:
10.3794/johlste.71.177
Additional Links:
http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/johlste/Home
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The rights to this article are held by the Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, an Open Access e-journal. The full text can be accessed at the links given above.
ISSN:
14738376
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group; Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDevonport, Tracey J.-
dc.contributor.authorBiscomb, Kay-
dc.contributor.authorLane, Andrew M.-
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-12T11:46:11Z-
dc.date.available2008-11-12T11:46:11Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Hospitality Leisure Sport and Tourism, 7(1), 70-81en
dc.identifier.issn14738376-
dc.identifier.doi10.3794/johlste.71.177-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/40795-
dc.descriptionThe rights to this article are held by the Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, an Open Access e-journal. The full text can be accessed at the links given above.en
dc.description.abstractThis case study explores the sources of stress and use of coping strategies amongst Higher Education lecturers. In semi-structured interviews, lecturers (N=10) reported experiencing a wide range of stressors, summarised under three interrelated themes: 1) organisational stress; 2) subject-linked stress; and 3) non-organisational stress. All participants described examples of stress resulting from an unbalanced workload, often exacerbated by insufficient time allowance for task completion. Lecturers identified 19 coping strategies used to manage stress. Results suggest that interventions designed to reduce stress should seek to increase the use of preventative and proactive coping strategies, thus reducing the need for reactive coping.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Network, Oxford Brookes Universityen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.heacademy.ac.uk/johlste/Homeen
dc.subjectCoping strategiesen
dc.subjectOccupational stressen
dc.subjectQualitative analysisen
dc.subjectCoping skills-
dc.subjectLecturers-
dc.subjectHigher education-
dc.titleSources of Stress and the Use of Anticipatory, Preventative and Proactive Coping Strategies by Higher Education Lecturersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of Hospitality Leisure Sport and Tourismen
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