Application of mindfulness-based stress reduction to a stress management intervention in a study of a mining sector company

Dorota Molek-Winiarska , Dorota Żołnierczyk-Zreda


The aim of this article was to check whethermindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is an effective intervention in reducing work-related stress in the case of workers in a coppermine. Methods. Sixty six employees were randomized to the experimental group (32 participants) or to the control group (34 participants).Work-related stress was measured using the job content questionnaire (JCQ) and mental health was measured using the general health questionnaire (GHQ-28) Experimental manipulation was 40-h MBSR training. Results. Multivariate repeated-measures analysis of variance revealed a significant increase of JCQ decision latitude (F = 17.36, p <0.001) and social support (supervisor F = 9.00, p <0.004; coworker F = 5.61, p <0.020), and a significant decrease in GHQ-28 anxiety (F = 5.28, p <0.079) and depression (F = 3.95,p <0.048) due to the intervention. Conclusions. The study confirms that MBSR can be effective in reducing stress resulting from the external risk (and/or imagined fear) of losing one’s health or life. The use of MBSR could be recommended in health and safety activities in difficult and dangerous work conditions, such as mining, to promote workers’ well-being.
Author Dorota Molek-Winiarska (MISaF / IOaM / KZK)
Dorota Molek-Winiarska,,
- Katedra Zarządzania Kadrami
, Dorota Żołnierczyk-Zreda - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute
Dorota Żołnierczyk-Zreda,,
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, ISSN 1080-3548, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishadaptation; mental health, mindfulness, workplace, work-related stress, psychology
ASJC Classification2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; 3311 Safety Research; 2213 Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.673; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.648 (2) - 2017=0.873 (5)
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