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Stress management in the aviation industry.

Wade, Claire (2002) Stress management in the aviation industry. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The events of September 11th 2001 brought to a head a number of problems that had been menacing the airline industry for a number of years. The hijacked planes that destroyed New York's World Trade Centre and damaged the Pentagon in Washington precipitated a rapid economic downturn in the aviation industry.

The jobs of airline employees can, at the best of times, be highly stressful due to the nature of the industry. However, the question remained as to how the aviation companies were going to respond to this lapse in the sector. Many redundancies were anticipated and these took place hastily across the industry world-wide. Stress management is a huge part of any organisation but many do not apply adequate time or resources to it, even though it is such a huge issue in today's working environment. For example, a company of 1,000 employees can expect between 200 and 300 people to suffer from depression and anxiety per year and for 1 suicide to occur per decade. Stress management methods will be explored during the course of the research and their effectiveness in today's work environment will be assessed.

This research investigates the various stress management interventions used by aviation companies at times like these. It examines stress itself, its causes, consequences and the psychological factors contributing to it. The research aims to examine the approach of companies in the aviation industry to stress management.

With respect to this dissertation, research will be conducted with the help of aviation industry companies and their employees.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Aviation Industry
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Industrial Psychology > Workplace Stress
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Personal Health and Hygiene > Stress Management
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: Aisling Gorby
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2010 08:39
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2015 10:36
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/135

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