Lazarus Stress Theory

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2.1 THEORY The Lazarus Theory The Lazarus stress theory has gone through many essential revisions since his first presentation as a comprehensive theory.(cf. Lazarus 1991, Lazarus and Folkman 1984, Lazarus and Launier 1978). (Lazarus 1991), described that stress is regarded as a relational concept and he claim stress is not defined as a specific kind of external stimulation nor a specific pattern of physiological, behavioural, or subjective reactions. But, stress is viewed as a relationship or `transaction' between individuals and their environment. `Psychological stress refers to a relationship with the environment that the person appraises as significant for people well-being and in which the demands tax or exceed available coping…show more content…
The stress provided by the work environment is often reflected in the form of physical turmoil, psychological illness, and reduced social interaction. Studies on the effect of different environmental stressors on people indicate that they can impact people’s behavior, mood, cognitive function, physical health, and/or psychological well-being. Coping is an important aspect of dealing with stress. Development of coping abilities that can make a person’s personal adaptation successful is of importance as it can influence a person’s self-confidence and outlook in life. Coping for stress is either problem focused or emotion focused. In both cases, effective coping leads to a reappraisal in which the threat or damage is…show more content…
Karasek [1979] stated in his Demand–Control model of job strain mentioned that workers experiencing high psychological demands. As an example a high workload and conflicting roles then low decision latitude by having no freedom in one’s job are more likely face distress. The Demand–Control model also be highlighted the positive effects of social support from supervisors and colleagues [Karasek et al., 1982]. 2.2 Conceptual Framework For the conceptual framework, it will involve two of variable which are independent variable and dependent variable. According to Sekaran and Bogie (2013), conceptual framework is a belief on how certain phenomena measured by specific variable are related to each other. In order to investigate and understand the level of The Relationship Between Employee’s stress and the cause that Lead To Stress then effect that employees get from the stress. This framework provides a way to better understand how independent factors/variables can influence the lead to stress among the employers and employees. The independent variables under investigation are problems or breakdown, cause that the relationship between employers and employees willing attract the
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