Special Issue "Stress Management and Interventions"

A special issue of Merits (ISSN 2673-8104).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Tiziana Ramaci
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Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, University of Enna “Kore,” 94100 Enna, Italy
Interests: health; safety; organizational wellbeing; stress; compliance; risk perception; HCWs; careers
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Dr. Massimiliano Barattucci
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Faculty of Psychology, e-Campus University, 22060 Novedrate, CO, Italy
Interests: risk perception and work stress; leadership; climate and outcomes; selection procedures and recruitment
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Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shakil Ahmad
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Guest Editor
Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS University Islamabad, Attock Campus, Islamabad 45550, Pakistan
Interests: economic policy; inclusive economic development; education; inclusive social development; inclusive societies; social inclusion; participation; social policy; Sustainable Development Goals; urban development; youth

Special Issue Information

While eliminating stress is neither possible nor desirable, given eustress can support productivity and creativity, unhealthy levels of stress (distress) take a toll on employees personally and professionally and can negatively impact the overall health and performance of an organization. To ensure happy, healthy, and engaged employees, stress management in the workplace is therefore essential.

Organizations can use many strategies, techniques, and protocols to help to create conditions that lead to lower stress environments and help employees in combating stress. Such interventions can adopt different approaches, theoretical models, and tools, and this richness offers up research opportunities to explore their value and impact.

Keywords: stress; management; performance; creativity; employees; talent; recruiting  

Dear Colleagues,

What can be done to reduce work-related stress? What conditions and remedies can be used to tackle it? How can managers support employees participate in health promotion efforts for the benefit of all concerned?

This Special Issue seeks papers that advance insights into how organizations can assist in combating stress in ways that benefit both the employees involved and the organization itself.

We welcome papers that bring together international researchers from different theoretical and methodological perspectives, from both individual/organizational and cognitive standpoints, in order to explore important actions that employees and managers can take in order to provide a more desirable work environment and improve employees’ handling of stress at work. We hope that this Special Issue will facilitate a diverse range of research into how controlling one’s perspectives of events can also be an effective strategy in managing stress in a healthy way.

Prof. Dr. Tiziana Ramaci
Dr. Massimiliano Barattucci
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shakil Ahmad
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Merits is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • stress management programs
  • stress management policies
  • stress management interventions
  • stress, health, and illness
  • stress, ergonomics, and productivity
  • time management
  • workload management
  • team building
  • support
  • communication
  • work group cohesiveness
  • leaving the organization
  • turnover
  • cope with stress
  • physical exercise and fatigue
  • body’s physical reaction
  • engagement
  • counterproductive behavior
  • health promotion programs
  • personnel selection and placement
  • skills training
  • job redesign
  • empowerment
  • developing self-awareness techniques
  • developing outside interests
  • counseling programs
  • increased participation and personal control
  • working from home and the hybrid office
  • managing work–life boundaries

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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