Resilience and stress management amongst corporate security managers: a hybrid approach to thematic analysis

Rahman, Sami and Cachia, Moira ORCID: (2021) Resilience and stress management amongst corporate security managers: a hybrid approach to thematic analysis. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management. ISSN 1746-5648

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Purpose: To examine the experience of stress by corporate security managers in the United Kingdom and how they manage it.

Design/Methodology/Approach: A qualitative approach was adopted where in-depth semi-structured one-to-one interviews with 22 male participants were conducted as the method of data collection. This was analysed using Hybrid Thematic Analysis.

Findings: Three over-arching themes were elicited, namely:“Resilience”, “Synergy”, and “Work/life balance”. The outcome showed that stress management by security managers is moulded by an interaction of various facets, with an emphasis on “resilience” having 66% of content occurrence, a factor which complements and enriches the Job Demand-Control-Support (JDCS) theoretical framework (Johnson and Hall, 1988).

Practical Implications: The paper argues the importance of the interaction between resilience and the dimensions of the JDCS. The research indicates the interaction is important in how practitioners can develop interventions in reducing stress in the workplace.

Social Implications: This research outcome implies that employees in managerial positions should be provided with resilience assessment and training to enhance their job effectiveness and well-being. Resilience needs to be recognised as an important trainable skill and stress management training should emphasise the enhancement of resilience.

Originality/Value: This type of qualitative investigation on the lived experiences of stress management and how this affected one’s resilience’s in a high stress industry is innovative, as past research is mostly quantitative.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1108/QROM-10-2019-1837
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Emerald in Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: (DOI: 10.1108/QROM-10-2019-1837). This author accepted manuscript is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial International Licence 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0). Reuse is allowed in accordance with the terms outlined by the licence. To reuse the AAM for commercial purposes, permission should be sought by contacting
Keywords: Stress, Resilience, Thematic Analysis, Stress Management, Work/life balance, Job demands-control-support model
Subjects: Psychology
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Depositing User: Moira Cachia
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2021 14:10
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:05


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