Facing Challenges of the Modern World: Applied Aspects of Psychology

Leonova A.B., Kuznetsova A.S., Barabanshchikova V.V. (2010). Self-Regulation Training and Prevention of Negative Human Functional States at Work: Traditions and Recent Issues in Russian Applied Research. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 3, 482- 507

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The paper is devoted to consideration of self-regulation training that can be used in order to prevent a development of negative human functional states (HFS) in work environment. According to the well-developed in Russian work and organizational psychology traditions the effects of practical implementation of various self-regulation methods on job efficiency and worker's well-being are analyzed. The positive patterns of changes in HFS syndromes taken place as a result of prolonged courses of self-regulation training are described. It is shown that a successful acquisition of self-regulation skills strongly depends on (1) specificity of job content and (2) individual sensitivity to various relaxation techniques. These findings are useful for enhancing the quality of work-site stress management and health promotion programs.

About the authors: Leonova, Anna B. ; Kuznetsova, Alla S.; Barabanshchikova, Valentina V.

Themes: Organizational psychology; Applied psychology and psychotherapy

PDF: http://psychologyinrussia.com/volumes/pdf/2010/23_2010_leonova.pdf

Pages: 482- 507

DOI: 10.11621/pir.2010.0023

Keywords: occupational stress, human functional state, self-regulation, stress management, relaxation effects, individual differences, health promotion programs

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