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Coping strategies for managing occupational stress for improved worker productivity

Obaze Agbonluae Osumah, G. O. Omi-Ujuanbi, Mabel Akpede


Occupational stress is receiving increasing concern as killer of workers and productivity deterrent. This paper assessed its management and some coping strategies, with a view to improving productivity among workers. The paper adopted literature review approach to x-ray the concept of occupational stress, symptoms of occupational stress, causes of occupational stress, effects of occupational stress, some effective coping strategies for managing occupational stress. The paper concluded that workers should avoid stress activities and adopt effective coping strategies to ensure better productivity.

Keywords: Occupational Stress, Stress Management, Stress Coping Strategies, Worker Productivity.

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