Stress Coping Mechanisms: A Quantitative ABCD Analysis

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Pavithra Kumari
Aithal P. S.

Abstract

Purpose: The primary aim of this study was to assess the Advantages, Benefits, Constraints and Disadvantages of stress coping mechanism through ABCD analysis framework in order to identify the critical constituent elements and factors affecting stress coping mechanism.


Design: The existing literatures were reviewed to obtain depth understanding of stress coping mechanism and its attributes. The researcher adopted focused group interview method where their perception on stress coping mechanism was taken by assigning weights which was further analyzed quantitatively.


Findings: Quantitative analysis of ABCD framework demonstrated high weightage of advantageous factors towards stress coping mechanism followed by benefit factors. Particularly it was found that stress coping mechanism has high advantages and benefits compared to constraints and disadvantages depicting its effectiveness in coping stress. 


Originality value: This paper not only facilitates depth understanding of various factors affecting stress coping mechanism but also provides a direction towards establishing measurement scales for stress coping mechanism in the future research. Hence this study acts as guiding tool for the academician, researchers, psychiatrists and HR policymakers to enhance employee productivity.


Paper Type: Empirical Paper.

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Pavithra Kumari, & Aithal P. S. (2022). Stress Coping Mechanisms: A Quantitative ABCD Analysis. International Journal of Case Studies in Business, IT and Education (IJCSBE), 6(2), 268–291. https://doi.org/10.47992/IJCSBE.2581.6942.0195
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