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The Stress and Coping
Interview
Purpose
We need to know in some detail the sources of stress for individual
participants and how well they cope with it. This means having a
way of appraising what demands are made on us, how we cope with
them, and the results of our coping. We need to know how well we
are doing. The stress and coping interview helps us establish and
clarify this information.
Materials
Flipchart
Colored markers
Overhead projector, blank transparencies, and marker
Sufficient copies of the Stress and Coping Interview, Handout
8.1, for each participant
Time
60 to 90 minutes
Useful for trainers and managers in selection and individual
appraisal sessions. Familiarity with the stress and coping
interview can be learned in small groups.

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