Effects of acceptance-based coping on task performance and subjective stress

Naoko Kishita, Hironori Shimada

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    This paper examines the interactive effects of acceptance-based coping and job control on task performance, subjective stress, and perceived control. Forty-eight undergraduate and graduate students first participated in brief educational programs based on either acceptance or control coping strategies. They then participated in a 30-min high workload task under either high or low job control conditions. The results demonstrated a significant interactive effect of acceptance-based coping and job control on perceived control and task performance. No such effect was found for subjective stress. We conclude that to improve employees' perceived control and job performance, there should be an increase not only in job control through work redesign, but also in psychological acceptance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6-12
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar



    • Acceptance-based coping
    • Control-based coping
    • Job control
    • Stress management

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Psychiatry and Mental health
    • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
    • Clinical Psychology

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