Stress Management Techniques
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Institute of Applied Psychology
Czesław Czabała   

Institute of Applied Psychology, Street Marco Polo 1/52, 02-776 Warszawa, Poland
Submission date: 2015-11-30
Final revision date: 2015-12-21
Acceptance date: 2015-12-21
Publication date: 2016-05-01
Arch Psych Psych 2015;17(4):23–31
Aim of the study:
The object of the study was to identify, what techniques of coping with stress are used by the general population. Furthermore, the study also established what stress managing techniques are used by the people declared as those feeling more stressed.

Subject or material and methods:
In the study a Questionaire of Stress Coping Techniques was used, containing the list of the techniques. It also included demographic factors as well as the statement of feeling stressed. The group constituted of a 100 people, with the age average of 34,6 years.

The study showed that the most common techniques of dealing with stress are: listening to music, focusing on problem solving, analyzing and planning of future activities, meeting with friends and a rational explanation of the situation. The analysis have also shown that people declaring higher levels of stress use the techniques of “distancing” and “passivity”.

Proszę usunąć Discussion

Of all the stress management techniques people used mostly those included in the categories of “problem solving”, “vicarious gratification” and “distancing”. This points to the use of techniques that require no effort but are not fully effective. It could be so that they have not skills to use other techniques, or are aware that such techniques exist.