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Work & Hardiness: Exploring Rate of Return and Existential Courage

The purpose of the project is to explore the relationship between an injured worker’s speed of recovery and return-to-work, and his/her level of hardiness. Given that hardiness has been shown to moderate the stress-illness relationship, it is hypothesized that those with high levels of hardiness will return to work faster and stay in their organisational roles longer than those with lower levels of hardiness

If this correlation is accurate, then steps can be taken to assist those with lower hardiness to achieve enhanced levels of control, commitment, and challenge and thus be better able to withstand stress

Principal Applicant: David Malloy (University of Regina)
Co-applicants: Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Kerri Staples, Phillip Sevigny (University of Regina); Derrick Larsen (Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region)
Funding Awarded: $27,659* (Innovation)

*In partnership with WorkSafe Saskatchewan

Competition Year: 2010 File type: PDF (266 KB) Asset type: Research Research: RS2010-IG30