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Terapia psicológica

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JIMENEZ, Andrés E  and  CUBILLOS, Rodrigo A. Perceived Stress and Job Satisfaction after the Earthquake of February 27 2010 Occurred in the Central-South Zone of Chile. Ter Psicol [online]. 2010, vol.28, n.2, pp.187-192. ISSN 0718-4808.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48082010000200007.

The present study examines the effects of the February 27 2010 earthquake on perceived stress and job satisfaction in a Chilean company which had been exposed to a successful program of intervention on risk prevention. A total of 168 workers were assessed with 2 questionnaires, the Perceived Stress Scale (Cohen, Kamarck y Mermelstein, 1983) and the Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (Meliá y Peiró, 1989). The results indicate that despite the fact that perceived stress increased in the participants after the quake, job satisfaction was maintained at high levels. These results may mean that the program of intervention conducted prior to the earthquake, served as a protective factor against the psycho-laboural detrimental effects of stress. These findings are consistent with Williams and Cooper's (1998) IPT model.

Keywords : Earthquake; perceived stress; february 27 2010; job satisfaction.

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