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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), 70-81
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.
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.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherHospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Network, Oxford Brookes University
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.heacademy.ac.uk/johlste/Home
dc.subjectCoping skills
dc.subjectLecturers
dc.subjectHigher education
dc.subjectCoping strategies
dc.subjectOccupational stress
dc.subjectQualitative analysis
dc.titleSources of Stress and the Use of Anticipatory, Preventative and Proactive Coping Strategies by Higher Education Lecturers
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of Hospitality Leisure Sport and Tourism
html.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.


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