A randomised worksite comparison of acceptance commitment therapy and stress inoculation training.

Flaxman, Paul E. and Bond, Frank W.. 2010. A randomised worksite comparison of acceptance commitment therapy and stress inoculation training. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48(8), pp. 816-820. ISSN 0005-7967 [Article]

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In this comparative intervention study, 107 working individuals with above average levels of distress were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT; n = 37); stress inoculation training (SIT; n = 37); or a waitlist control group (n = 33). The interventions were delivered to small groups in the workplace via two half-day training sessions. ACT and SIT were found to be equally effective in reducing psychological distress across a three month assessment period. Mediation analysis indicated that the beneficial impact of ACT on mental health resulted from an increase in psychological flexibility rather than from a change in dysfunctional cognitive content. Contrary to hypothesis, a reduction in dysfunctional cognitions did not mediate change in the SIT condition. Results suggest that the worksite may offer a useful, yet underutilised, arena for testing cognitive-behavioural theories of change.

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Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2010.05.004

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Institute of Management Studies
Research Office > REF2014

Dates:

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August 2010Published

Item ID:

5530

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18 Apr 2011 08:40

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27 Jun 2017 11:38

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5530

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