Workplace Stress & Psychological Flexibility

When a colleague takes time off for illness – what is your first thought? Was it ‘they have gone off sick because they are stressed?’ Probably not. Few realise that 49% of all working days lost in the UK in 2016-17 were caused by work-related stress, depression or anxiety. Although short-term stress, such as working to an… Read More

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Outlining Stress in British Army Personnel in the 1990s

Research Paper Title Stress in British Army Personnel. Abstract There is considerable research to date in the field of stress, particularly with respect to questionnaire research. There is, however, a lack of recent research on stress in the British Army which addresses either traumatic or organisational stress. This study considers soldiers’ experiences of both occupational and traumatic stress,… Read More

(Leadership) Fatigue Tends…

“Fatigue tends to be the fate of the ambitious, conscientious or the idealistic. It is really experienced by the astute, the lazy or the clever … who may go to considerable trouble to avoid the condition.” (Macksey, 1975, p.169-170). L’Etang, H. (1969) The Pathology of Leadership: A History of the Effects of Disease on 20th Century… Read More

The UK Military & Stress: Line-managers & Their Attitudes

Research Paper Title A Study into Commanders’ Understanding of, and Attitudes to, Stress and Stress-related Problems. Objectives To undertake a tri-Service questionnaire survey to examine the commanders’ understanding of, and attitudes to, stress and stress-related problems. Methods A questionnaire was designed to elicit information on: Personal experience of stress and stress-related problems; Stress education; Pre-deployments… Read More