Singapore University of Social Sciences

Work Stress

Work Stress (PSY367)

Applications Open: 01 April 2020

Applications Close: 14 June 2020

Next Available Intake: July 2020

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1378 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


This module will explore the major theories and concepts related to the processes, antecedents and outcomes of work stress. Work stress is a contemporary challenge in the modern and sophisticated work place environment. Work-related stress has a debilitating effect on both individual and organizational performance and it is invariably connected to the personal health of employees and the staff turnover rate. The effect of work stress is further compounded by recent structural changes in organizations arising from globalization, automation and outsourcing. The intersection between individual differences and organizational structure and climate will be discussed.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Stress and Mental well-being, Forces of Change, Introduction to Stress Models
  • Job-Related Stress Models, Researching and Measuring Stress, Examining quantitative and qualitative research on job stress
  • Organizational/Job/Environmental Stressors
  • Strains and Moderators
  • Coping with Work Stress
  • Stress Management

Learning Outcome

  • Analyze stress theories.
  • Criticize stress theories and their associated research methods .
  • Apply stress theories to real world situations.
  • Show how people can cope with stress.
  • Formulate practical recommendations to solve real world problems using stress theories.
  • Propose real world examples of stress theories in action.
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