Regardless of the amount of stress that you face at work, a very useful line of research on so-called "hardy personalities" has described the attributes of self that have been shown to be more associated with resistance to the inevitable stresses of the workplace. Suzanne Kobasa and her colleagues (1985) have looked into the attributes of those persons who seem to cope very well at work, even if the stress levels there are quite high. Click on each of the following to find out more about the three key stress-resistant attributes.

 

COMMITMENT

CONTROL

CHALLENGE