Accession Number : ADA309082

Title :   The Effect of Stress Inoculation Training on Anxiety and Performance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 90-Jan 94,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA MAXIMA CORP WINTER PARK

Personal Author(s) : Saunders, Teri ; Driskell, James E. ; Hall, Joan ; Salas, Eduardo

PDF Url : ADA309082

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The development of effective training procedures to prepare the individual to resist the negative impact of stress is of considerable interest to government and industry. Stress inoculation training is a cognitive-behavioral stress intervention that has shown considerable promise; however, a number of questions arise regarding the application of this clinically based approach to more applied settings. A meta-analysis was conducted to determine the overall effectiveness of stress inoculation training and to identity conditions that may moderate the effectiveness of this approach. Results indicated that stress inoculation training was an effective means for reducing performance anxiety, reducing state anxiety, and enhancing performance under stress. Furthermore, the examination of moderators such as the experience of the trainer, the type of setting in which training was implemented, and the type of trainee population revealed no significant limitations on the application of stress inoculation training to normal training environments.

Descriptors :   *TRAINING, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *ANXIETY, STRESSES, INDUSTRIES, ENVIRONMENTS, SKILLS, COGNITION, POPULATION, TRAINEES, INOCULATION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE