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Stres zawodowy narastającym zjawiskiem społecznym
Occupational stress as an increasing social phenomenon

Author(s): Jolanta Łodzińska
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe Franciszka Salezego (TNFS)
Keywords: professional stress; stress as social phenomenon; professional burning out; selection of professional staff

Summary/Abstract: Life in general passes among various situations and personalities in constant rush. One has no influence on many actions. We live “in a world of produced risk, which is a price of technological and civilizational progress” said Piotr Sztompka, a famous Polish sociologist. Unfortunately, new kinds of risks have been still occurring not only in professional but also in private life. We have to deal with a great deal of uncertainty at almost every turn. Moreover, Sztompka pointed out that “the risk connected with the results of certain actions is a perennial and common factor of social life”. This uncertainty causes frustration as well as nervous tension in several aspects. However, in a positive way, being under stress is one’s regular response to the physical, mental and emotional sphere. There is no way to avoid stress, so people have to get used to living with it and learn how to defend themselves against its destructive influence. You can prepare to do it effectively enough to make the stress as inconsiderable as possible. What is more, there are many ways of solving difficult problems so as to overcome the stress, not become its victim. Summing up, in spite of many life’s adversities, you should look ahead with the optimistic attitude to the world and people around.

  • Issue Year: 28/2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 125-138
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish