Coping with Chronic Work Stress

  • C. Gail Hepburn
  • Catherine A. Loughlin
  • Julian Barling
Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)


Most people spend much of their waking lives involved in paid employment. Therefore, work is a context that demands our collective attention. For some time we have recognized that many individuals experience stress while engaging in paid employment. Kahn, Wolfe, Quinn, Snoek, and Rosenthal (1964) estimated that at any point in time, one third of the working population experience chronic stress, and there is no reason to suspect that any reduction in this number of people has taken place.


Coping Strategy Coping Style Work Stress Role Conflict Occupational Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Gail Hepburn
    • 1
  • Catherine A. Loughlin
    • 1
  • Julian Barling
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  2. 2.School of BusinessQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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