The "right" tools: Stress response lessons from the opposite sex

Faye K. Cocchiara, Joanne H. Gavin, David Gavin, James Quick

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Stress is an inevitable part of the workplace experience. Managed properly, stress can be a positive contributor to peak performance. Managed poorly, stress can lead to burnout and failure. The purpose of this chapter is to help readers understand the basics of stress and increase their awareness of advances made in stress prevention and coping, particularly between men and women. The authors discuss advances in stress knowledge and experiential exercises they have used in educational and professional settings to increase awareness of potentially harmful stressors and identify differences between the stress responses of men and women. Success in preventive stress management hinges on men and women being able to not only identify sex-specific coping strategies but to learn from them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImproving Employee Health and Well-Being
EditorsA.M. Rossi, J.A. Meurs, P.L. Perrewe
Place of PublicationCharlotte, NC, USA
PublisherInformation Age Publishers
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781623965198
ISBN (Print)9781623965181
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2014


  • Stress
  • Sex differences


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