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The promoting adult resilience (PAR) program : the effectiveness of the second, shorter pilot of a workplace prevention program

Liossis, Poppy, Shochet, Ian M., Millear, Prudence M, & Biggs, Herbert C. (2009) The promoting adult resilience (PAR) program : the effectiveness of the second, shorter pilot of a workplace prevention program. Behaviour Change, 26(2), pp. 97-112.

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Abstract

This article details the second, successful pilot of the Promoting Adult Resilience (PAR) program in the human-services departments of a local government organization. The PAR program is a strengths-based resilience building program that integrates Interpersonal and CBT perspectives and this pilot use a shorter, 7-week version of the program. Pre, post and follow-up measures on PAR participants from a resource-sector company were compared with a non-intervention matched comparison group. Post-test, PAR participants reported greater self-efficacy, more family satisfaction, greater f\work-life fit and balance and less negative family to work spillover than the comparison group. At the 6-month follow-up, these gains were maintained to a lesser degree, although work-life balance was strengthened, and negative spillover in both directions reduced. Participants also reported greater optimism for the future, greater work satisfaction and promisingly for human service workers, exhaustion was reduced and more vigour, important for human services as burnout, exhaustion is part of this is a serious work hazard

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ID Code: 31529
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: CBT, Intervention, Self-Efficacy, Work-Life Balance, Stress
DOI: 10.1375/bech.26.2.97
ISSN: 0813-4839
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Australian Academic Press Pty. Ltd.
Deposited On: 29 Mar 2010 07:58
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:07

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