Richard S. DeFrank, University of Houston, published “Teaching a Comprehensive Course on Stress and Work” on November 16th, 2011 in the Journal of Management Education. To view other OnlineFirst articles, please click here.
Given the growing literature on and documented importance of workplace stress, it is suggested that this topic deserves more than a casual mention in introductory management classes. The current article reviews a comprehensive course dedicated to the phenomenon of stress in the work setting, which addresses issues such as theories, demands and stressors, and individual and organizational consequences and coping methods. The structure and learning objectives of the course are also detailed, along with some future directions for incorporating work stress into other aspects of management education.
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