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Role ambiguity produces:
low stress.
high levels of relaxation.
strong job performance.
low clarity of job duties.
None of these statements are correct.

Forester, artist, and auto mechanic are jobs in which:
employees experience higher levels of stress.
employees experience much higher than average levels of workplace violence.
job burnout is most common.
stress is non-existent.
employees experience fewer stressors than in most other occupations.

Which of the following describes the stress experience?
General adaptation syndrome
Job burnout
Stressors
Strain-based conflict
Type A behavior pattern

Which of the following is known to reduce the adverse consequences of stress by lowering muscle tension and the breathing rate?
Physical exercise
Relaxation
Meditation
Physical exercise, relaxation, and meditation
Only mediation and relaxation, now physical exercise

One of the most disturbing effects of stress in modern society is that it increases the risk of_______________.
oversleeping
backaches
cardiovascular disease
low blood pressure
hiccups

Which of these represents the 'fight' rather than the 'flight' reaction to work-related stress?
Absenteeism
Job burnout
Workplace aggression
Cardiovascular disease
Both absenteeism and workplace aggression represent the 'fight' reaction to work-related stress.

The adaptive response to a situation that is perceived as challenging or threatening to the person's well-being is called________________.
self-leadership
job burnout
eutress
workaholism
stress

The three stages of the general adaptation syndrome, in order, are:
exhaustion, recovery, burnout.
exhaustion, resistance, alarm reaction.
emotional exhaustion, cynicism, reduced efficacy.
cynicism, resistance, reduced efficacy.
alarm reaction, resistance, exhaustion.

People who cope successfully in the face of significant change, adversity, or risk have:
a Type A behavior pattern.
a higher risk of job burnout.
the general adaptation syndrome.
a high level of job burnout.
a high level of resilience.

Which of the following is a role-related stressor?
Excessive workload
Sexual harassment
Layoffs
Lack of job security
All of these statements describe role-related stressors

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Let's take a look at your study questions.

Role ambiguity produces:
low stress.
high levels of relaxation.
strong job performance.
low clarity of job duties. <-- Role ambiguity is not a desirable state. It produces high levels of stress and low levels of knowing the responsibilities of each role. It produces hostility and decreased morale.
None of these statements are correct.

Forester, artist, and auto mechanic are jobs in which:
employees experience higher levels of stress.
employees experience much higher than average levels of workplace violence.
job burnout is most common.
stress is non-existent.
employees experience fewer stressors than in most other occupations. <-- We would expect that the occupations listed produce less stress. Think about an artist. An artist works on his or her craft all day, and doesn't have to encounter the types of stressors that are most prevalent in other faster-paced occupations. Of course, this doesn't hold true ...

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