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Mindfulness as a Coping Mechanism for Employment Uncertainty
The Career Development Quarterly
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2008
Pages: 174–180
Library/Archive: 2008 National Career Development Association
Sources ID: 21540
Visibility: Public
Abstract: (Show)

Mindfulness-based stress interventions are well suited to reduce the anxiety of clients living with employment uncertainty. With the advent of globalization, increased job flux, and at-will employment policies, feelings of insecurity are becoming more prevalent, contributing to work-related stress (D. L. Blustein, 2006), which in turn is associated with lowered job satisfaction, elevated turnover intentions, and increased cardiovascular risk (C. D. Spielberger, P. R. Vagg, & C. F. Wasala, 2003). Mindfulness, an intentional consciousness learned through meditation, can reduce psychological suffering by reducing the anticipation anxiety experienced by employed workers who face a high degree of employment uncertainty.

Subjects: 
Business and Contemplation
Contemplation by Applied Subject