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MURTA, Sheila Giardini. The process evaluation of an occupational stress management program. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2007, vol.20, n.2, pp. 296-302. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722007000200016.
This paper describes intermediate goals reached and participants' attitudes toward an occupational stress management program. The participants were 74 employees from a university. Forty-two employees attended a multi-modal stress management intervention program and 32 attended a social skills training program. Data were collected by observational measures during the sessions. The results revealed that intermediate goals were similarly reached in both interventions. Additionally, participants from both interventions perceived several benefits in the program, classified in change in cognitive and behavioral features, experiences related to group interaction or circumscribed to the session and positive appraisal toward the intervention with non-specific focus. Further studies should include new process indicators.
Keywords : Psychological stress; intervention studies; evaluation studies.