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Kobasa, Suzanne C.

Works: 9 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 413 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BF575.S75, 155.232
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Most widely held works about Suzanne C Kobasa
Most widely held works by Suzanne C Kobasa
The hardy executive : health under stress by Salvatore R Maddi( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: A reference text for executives, managers, and supervisors explores the elements that enable professionals to combat and overcome stress in their lives. Particular attention is give to personality, lifestyle, social supports, and personal health care practices that combat stress. The personality attributes of people who operate successfully and effectively under stress are profiled and mechanisms by which such people contribute to an organization's overall productivity are illustrated, providing a unique view of the positive effects of stress on executives. The material is based on information gleaned from hundreds of interviews with business executives. (wz)
Stress, personality and health : a study of an overlooked possibility by Suzanne C Kobasa( )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stress resistant personality by Suzanne C Kobasa( Recording )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the concepts of stressful life events. Discusses studies done on persons under stress who stay healthy, the theory of commitment, control, and challenge in stress etiology, and personality characteristics of stress resistant people
Personality and Stress-Resistance Across Professional Groups by Suzanne C Kobasa( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge of the influence of situational variables and the importance of interaction between person and situation requires a more complex view of illness than that held by many practitioners of psychosomatic medicine, who attribute causality solely to internal and isolated personality traits. Personality was studied, therefore, as a conditioner of the effects of stressful life events on illness onset in three professional groups: business executives, lawyers, and Army officers. Similarities and differences in general stress resistance and personality mediation emerged. In each case, the personality traits of commitment and control functioned to heighten resistance to the effects of stress. A powerful correlation between stress and physical illness was found for Army officers, but not for lawyers. The personality trait of challenge tended to increase officers' illness scores and to decrease lawyers' and executives' symptoms. These differences can be explained by a model that looks at personality in conjunction with stressful life events and the distinctive structures and processes of each specific profession. (Author/CS)
Alienation and Illness by Suzanne C Kobasa( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews of studies of four groups (business executives, lawyers, Army officers, and working women) which demonstrate the health-damaging effects of alienation in certain life situations show that, when under stress, members of these groups who feel alienated fall ill, medically and/or psychiatrically. Three models are described which may explain these findings of stress, personality, and illness. The first model correlates alienation with ineffective cognitive appraisal and coping in the face of stress. The second model links alienation to activities which are detrimental to health and which eventually cause the physiological and biological changes associated with illness. The third model associates alienation with the personal choice of illness. Psychologists must convince alienated people of the importance of their decision for or against health before counseling them in positive coping techniques and health related behaviors. (Author/NRB)
The Healing brain, volume 2 : stress management( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who stays healthy under stress? : the stress resistant personality by Suzanne C Kobasa( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the personality characteristics of commitment, control and sense of challenge that keeps people happy
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