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Gerry Larsson;Bodil Wilde-Larsson

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Stress measurement in less than one minute

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Drawing on the scholarly writings of the late professor Richard S. Lazarus, the book presents the development of the Emotional Stress Reaction Questionnaire (ESRQ). With this tool, psychological stress can be measured in less than one minute! The first part of the book presents the development of the ESRQ, its theoretical foundation and psychometric properties. The second part illustrates how the instrument can be used in personal coaching focusing on stress management.

  1. Introduction
  2. Tell me how you feel and I will tell you what you think
    1. Appraisal and coping processes
    2. Complicating circumstances
    3. Stress
  3. Antecedent conditions
    1. Individual antecedent conditions
    2. Contextual antecedent conditions
    3. An illustration - antecedents of leadership
  4. Stress and performance
    1. Summary
  5. From theory to a measurement tool: Development of the Emotional Stress Reaction Questionnaire
    1. Selection of items
    2. Response scale
    3. Administration of the ESRQ
  6. Interpretation of ESRQ results
    1. Theoretical measurement considerations
    2. Practical measurement considerations related to the ESRQ
  7. Two additional forms of the ESRQ
    1. ESRQ-Moral stress
    2. Measurement of moral stress
    3. ESRQ-Care
  8. Empirical findings
    1. Method
    2. Results
    3. Discussion
  9. Thoughts on future use of the ESRQ
    1. Research suggestions
    2. Suggestions applicable to research as well as to practical interventions
    3. Practical clinical and coaching suggestions
  10. Stress management coaching
    1. Initial comments on coaching
    2. A general framework for stress management interventions
  11. Practical tools
    1. Life story line
    2. Relationship map
    3. External and internal stressors
    4. Cognitive coping patterns
    5. Stress reactions
  12. A not so ordinary teachers’ seminar
  13. Applying the stress theory to the three teachers
    1. Teacher 1: Eric
    2. Teachers 2 and 3: Lily and Elizabeth
  14. Final remarks
  15. References

Muhammad Tanzeel-Ur-Rehman

That's great, very easy to learn from.

Joette A. Schultz

Very helpful. It offers assistance in allowing you to assess your stress level and manage it.

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