Health & Safety

Life Stress Inventory – Scored between 150 to 300 which implies that there is about a 50% chance of a major health breakdown in the next 2 years.

Coping & Stress Management Skills Test – My score indicated that I sometimes use problem-focused strategies to cope with stress. Apparently, it’s a good idea for me to act in order to modify or take charge of a stressor in order to better cope with it.

Type A Personality – My score indicated that my interaction with others are warm and tolerance the majority of the time but sometime (rarely) I may last out or stew in angry of frustration. I am usually willing to open up emotionally and I value relationships for the sake of the people involved instead of what they can do. My score is low enough to not be a TABP which is good news, I would want to dame my health and relationships.

I decided to pick option one to see how I deal with stress and what things I do/can do when a stressful situation comes up. No shade to myself, but it seems like I can be a control freak at times and care about things deeply but when it gets out of my control I tend to freak out. Doing this test scared me a little bit because I found out information about myself that I secretly knew but did not want to admit. One interesting thing I learn was that there was a 50% chance of a major health breakdown in the next two years due to the stress I am currently carrying now. Those result frightened me a little because my family has a long history of heart problems, and we all seems to hand lots of stress. From these results I can determine that I should look at the factors that cause me the most stress and should take care of myself.

Current organizational employees also have to deal with stress, a way some companies are helping their employees deal with stress is by giving access to resources that may help them deal with stress, provide more work breaks and having a greater sensory stimulation. Just like myself stress is a major health concern in organizations. Included in that list are also preventable chromic conditions, such as high blood pressure, chest pain and heart attacks. Now employers are trying to help employees manage chromic health conditions by encouraging employees to build a relationship with a primary health care provider and provide additional support and education. Doing this can have a positive impact on employees and increase productivity and reduced absenteeism.

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