Title

The evaluation of an integrated stress management intervention program among Chinese health care workers

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Web Society, 2010

Publication Date

8-2010

First Page

501

Last Page

506

Publisher

IEEE Press

Keywords

health care workers, intervention, burnout, work well-being

Abstract

This study tested whether or not an integrated stress management intervention program can reduce job burnout and increase work well-being among Chinese health care employees. To this end, a one-group pretest-posttest design was adopted, and paired t-tests were used to verify the effects of the intervention training course program. 200 health care workers were recruited from Chinese public hospitals to participate in a three-day training course held in 4 separate classes, with an average of 50 persons in each class. A total of 162 matched participants (33 males, 129 females) completed the pretest and posttest surveys. The results obtained from paired t-tests consistently demonstrated reductions after training in job burnout and its three dimensions, including emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and reduced personal accomplishment, and improvements in work well-being, positive emotions, and work-family balance. Implications of these findings for research and practice are discussed.

DOI

10.1109/SWS.2010.5607398

Publisher Statement

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Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9781424463596

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Recommended Citation

Liu, J.-y., Siu, O.-l., & Shi, K. (2010). The evaluation of an integrated stress management intervention program among Chinese health care workers. In T. Zhu, Q. Gao, & B. Li (Eds.), Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Web Society, 2010 (pp. 501-506). Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE Press. doi: 10.1109/SWS.2010.5607398