Consequences of Stress at Work

  1. 6 Identify the physiological, psychological, and behavioral symptoms of stress at work.

Stress shows itself in a number of ways, such as high blood pressure, ulcers, irritability, difficulty making routine decisions, changes in appetite, accident proneness, and the like. Refer back to Exhibit 8-8. These symptoms fit ­under three general categories: physiological, psychological, and behavioral ­symptoms.

Physiological Symptoms

 Most early concern with stress was directed at physiological symptoms because most researchers were specialists in the health and medical sciences. Their work led to the conclusion that stress could create changes in metabolism, increase heart and breathing rates and blood pressure, bring on ...

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