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A Structural Model Approach toward the Development of a Theory of the Link between Stress and Mental Health

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In a complex industrial society, work occupies a central role in the lives of all society’s members. It plays a major role in a person’s past, it determines the present, and it moulds the future. Not only does it dictate the quality of life-style, but it also provides a major means of personal identity and self-realization. So it is hardly surprising to find that life within complex organizations can prove to be a great source of stress. Because of this, a great deal of research linking stress and health has been focused on occupational stress (Cherry, 1978; Cooper & Payne, 1978; Cooper & Marshall, 1980; Cooper & Smith, 1986). Although the empirical studies in this field are mounting at a quantum rate in the scholarly journals (Mackay & Cooper, 1987), very little empirical work has been undertaken to understand the dynamics of the stress-health process.

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  • Mental Health
  • Occupational Stress
  • Nurse Manager
  • Root Mean Square Residual
  • Behavioural Coping

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Cooper, C.L., Baglioni, A.J. (2013). A Structural Model Approach toward the Development of a Theory of the Link between Stress and Mental Health. In: Cooper, C.L. (eds) From Stress to Wellbeing Volume 1. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137310651_3

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