By Meena Hariharan

This e-book presents a brand new viewpoint to the theories of tension and coping. A holistic therapy concerning pressure and coping via Indian case studies and analyses makes this e-book unique.

This quantity offers important theoretical and sensible inputs on potent coping lower than various inner and exterior stipulations. research of Indian situations with contrasts from western tradition explains the position tradition performs within the coping strategy.

The interactive workouts incorporated might be used as instruments for analysis in addition to sensible feedback for rigidity administration and coping for the readers.

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Sources of Stress Stress may be induced from different sources. 1. An elaborate discussion on the sources of stress is taken up under different heads. Vulnerability to different sources of stress may be determined by an individual’s personality characteristics, past experience and cultural background and so on. Environmental Stress Living or working in an uncomfortable physical environment may be stress-inducing. Excessive noise, heat, lack of ventilation, unhygienic surroundings, crowd, or an environment with strong smell or bright lights may cause stress and lower work efficiency.

An elaborate discussion on the sources of stress is taken up under different heads. Vulnerability to different sources of stress may be determined by an individual’s personality characteristics, past experience and cultural background and so on. Environmental Stress Living or working in an uncomfortable physical environment may be stress-inducing. Excessive noise, heat, lack of ventilation, unhygienic surroundings, crowd, or an environment with strong smell or bright lights may cause stress and lower work efficiency.

This gives a positive meaning of life and the stressful experiences, too. Though they do not welcome problems in life, but encounter them with a sense of challenge. Lazarus and Folkman (1984) identified the following factors associated with the ‘ability to cope’. • • • • • Health and energy Positive belief Problem solving skills Social skills and Material resources In the factors mentioned, except material resources, all the others are internal to the individual. All the above 58 Coping with Life Stress factors are amenable to change with age, time, learning, training and experience.

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