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Analyzing the effectiveness of stress management practices post COVID-19 with a modified job stress scale

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Abstract

Post COVID-19, there is increased psychological stress and depression over the whole world population. Multiple factors like perception of safety, risk of contagion, confinement, stigma, social alienation, financial loss, and job insecurity create much stress for the working population. Top management at various companies implements various stress management policies to reduce the employees’ fear and stress. Job stress scales used in many companies are incapable of measuring stress management practices post-COVID-19. This work proposes a new job stress scale for effective stress measurement in companies post COVID-19. The novel job stress scale’s effectiveness is tested against a corporate company’s pilot study to analyze the effectiveness of various stress management practices followed in the company post-COVID-19. The unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted action to address the global crisis, which is critical for psychiatry. As mental health professionals, we are on the front lines of providing psychological support to those affected by the pandemic. Empirical tools, such as validated scales and questionnaires, are essential for managing mental health issues. Such tools would help manage mental health occupational burden and other psychosocial issues and manage future uncertainty.

Imprint

Shruti Pal, Naval Lawande. ANALYZING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STRESS MANAGEMENT PRACTICES POST COVID-19 WITH A MODIFIED JOB STRESS SCALE. Cardiometry; Issue 25; December 2022; p.576-583; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.25.576583; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no25-december-2022/analysing-effectiveness-stress

Keywords

Job stress scale,  COVID-19,  Mental Health Problems,  Insecurity,  Corporate Company
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