Stress and Coping: The Indian Experience

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SAGE Publications, Mar 27, 1992 - Psychology - 240 pages
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Stress-related diseases such as asthma, anxiety neuroses and cancer, and different types of stress experienced by individuals in organizational settings, are among the topics examined in this volume. Case studies of professionals - nurses, teachers, women executives and policemen - are discussed in detail. The book also explores moderating variables such as personality and organizational factors, coping styles or strategies adopted by people to deal with stress, and techniques to counteract stress such as yoga, meditation and relaxation.

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Contents

FOREWORD
7
Stress and Physiology
35
Life Events Stress
54
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D M Pestonjee, PhD, is currently associated with School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, as GSPL Chair Professor since July 2009. He is also associated with CEPT University, Ahmedabad, as Dean, Faculty of Applied Management. He has served at eminent institutions like IIM, Ahmedabad and Banaras Hindu University. He is a psychologist having PhD in Industrial Psychology from the Aligarh Muslim University and he was conferred the D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) by the Banaras Hindu University in April 2003. In November, 2000, he was conferred the title of Honorary Professor of the Albert Schweitzer International University, Geneva (Switzerland). He was awarded the Albert Schweitzer Medal for Science and Peace in April 2004. He has over four decades of teaching and research experience. Among his better known works are: Organization Structure and Job Attitudes (1973), Behavioral Processes in Organization (1981), Second Handbook of Psychological and Social Instruments (1988), Third Handbook of Psychological and Social Instruments (1997), Studies in Organizational Roles and Stress and Coping (1997), Studies in Stress and Its Management (1999), and the celebrated Stress and Coping: The Indian Experience (1992, 2002).

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