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Investigating, Coping with Stress, Coping Mechanisms and Job satisfaction within the Irish Workplace

Tim Alamu, Iseoluwa Gloria (2023) Investigating, Coping with Stress, Coping Mechanisms and Job satisfaction within the Irish Workplace. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Stress is one of the most studied concepts in the workplace, and for decades research has illustrated how stress can have a detrimental effect on one’s job satisfaction. The current study sought to investigate the different coping mechanisms used by working individuals to see if this predicted job satisfaction and to determine if there was a relationship between coping with stress and job satisfaction, alongside examining if job satisfaction was dependent on profession type. Participants were recruited through social media platforms (n=108). They completed an online questionnaire containing demographic information, the Coping With Stress At Work Questionnaire, The Work-Related Satisfaction Scale, and the Coping Mechanisms Measure. Findings demonstrate that coping with stress was positively associated with job satisfaction, as higher levels of coping with stress resulted in higher levels of job satisfaction. However, the different coping mechanisms or profession types did not predict levels of job satisfaction. These findings signify the need for the Health Service Executive policy of prevention and management of stress in the workplace to be implemented in all workplaces. The results also highlight the necessity for organisational psychologists to come into workplaces and aid individuals in mitigating their stress.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Dooley, Julian
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Stress (Psychology)
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Tamara Malone
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2023 14:28
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2023 14:28

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