The Effectiveness of Online Stress Management Training Interventions: A Systematic Literature Review

Jessica van Wingerden MBA MCC, Daantje Derks

Abstract


The central aim of this systematic literature review study was to investigate the effectiveness of online stress management training interventions that aimed to improve employees’ well-being. The study focused both on the effectiveness of online stress management training interventions and the sustainability of the intervention effects over time. Within this literature review 18 intervention studies, conducted worldwide among 3085 participants between 2002 and 2017, were evaluated. Methodological quality was examined using the Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool (MATT). In general, the main outcomes showed that most of the interventions turned out to be effective in decreasing employees’ levels of stress. In addition, some of these studies also revealed sustainability of intervention effects over time. This suggests that online stress management interventions are a promising tool for organizations to foster employee well-being.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijld.v8i3.13600

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