Awareness and commitment training for workers with chronic demands : taking ACTion towards improved sleep and wellbeing

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dc.contributor.advisor Day, Arla L. (Arla Lauree), 1968-
dc.creator Ivany, Meredith Michelle
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-13T14:15:53Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-13T14:15:53Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/27973
dc.description vi, 75 leaves : illustrations ; 29 cm
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 56-75).
dc.description.abstract Sleep is critical for functioning and wellbeing, but many workers struggle with sleep because of chronic demands (e.g., health problems, caregiving, or shift work; e.g., Bohle, 2016). This project had three objectives: 1) to investigate the relationships among chronic demands, sleep, and wellbeing; 2) to evaluate the efficacy of a phone-based coaching program called Awareness & Commitment Training in Organizational Networks (ACTion) to improve wellbeing; and 3) to determine whether ACTion, a general (i.e., not sleep-specific) program, can improve sleep. Mental health concerns were more strongly related to poor wellbeing than were any other chronic demands. ACTion participants (n = 32) reacted positively to the program and reported improvements in behavior. However, compared to the control group (n = 33), ACTion participants did not exhibit significant improvements in sleep quality or wellbeing. Longer term measurement may be necessary to detect improvements in wellbeing, and targeted sleep content may be necessary. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc RC489.A32
dc.subject.lcsh Acceptance and commitment therapy
dc.subject.lcsh Employees
dc.subject.lcsh Sleep
dc.subject.lcsh Well-being
dc.title Awareness and commitment training for workers with chronic demands : taking ACTion towards improved sleep and wellbeing en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Psychology
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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