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Career Stress Exercise 2 (CRE2)

Objective:  The purpose of this assignment is to predict stressors in your chosen field/work or in occupations in general.

Two alternatives exist for this exercise.  Do only ONE of the two ( A. or B.):

A. Career Stress Publications

Directions:  In CRE1 you found one published research article. In CRE2 you are to find one additional article  (journal article, book section, internet article, etc.) concerning stress/stressors that you are likely to encounter in your chosen field. 

If one of  of these sources was not a professional library journal research article find one that is.  (You may look in Blackboard under "Resources") or book.  After finding the articles/sections you are to:

1. Write the stress objective for this assignment.

2. a. Summarize the Article 1 in your own words, b. Summarize the Article 2 in your own words

3. (a) look in your text and determine which stress management technique(s) might be most useful for combating the stressor(s) mentioned in the articles, 

(b) describe the technique(s) and give reasons why you think these would be most useful in your particular career

4. write an APA-style bibliography for the source.

5. attach a copy of the articles to the back of the assignment with the relevant material "highlighted"

Grading

If your second article is:

 

B. Career Professional  Interview & Publication

Directions: In this assignment you are to interview a professional whose full-time job is working in the profession to determine the types of stressors encountered in her/his job and to categorize each type of stressor.

For this assignment you must:

a. Find one research article, if you didn't in CRE1,  with the criteria for Assignment A and follow the directions

b.  design an interview form with questions you are to ask the professional which is, at least in part, based on the information in the article. 

c. interview the professional

After the interview:

1. Write the stress objective for this assignment.

2. write an essay, summarizing the types of stressors encountered by the professional and compare the professional's responses with the stressors mentioned in your publication.

3. write an APA-style bibliography for the source.

4. attach a copy of the interview questions AND the interviewee's responses to the back of the assignment along with a copy of the articles with the relevant material used for the interview questions "highlighted" in the article.