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September 2021

Stress and immune system function in a newspaper's newsroom

Author(s): Charnetski, C. J.

Journal/Book: Psychol Rep. 2000; 87: P O Box 9229, Missoula, MT 59807, USA. Psychological Reports. 218-222.

Abstract: Data were collected on 10 newswriters in a newspaper's newsroom. These included self-reported stress ratings and saliva samples for secretary immunoglobulin A (IgA) analysis. The stress ratings and saliva samples were taken initially and after three 30-min, periods. The first time period was a baseline measure and involved the workers engaging in their usual tasks. At Time 2 music was presented for 30 min, while workers engaged in their normal activities. At Time 3 workers resumed their normal duties. Findings showed an increase in IRA that was not statistically significant, a reduction in stress during the music period that was statistically significant, and a statistically significant negative correlation between stress and IgA.

Note: Article Charnetski CJ, Wilkes Univ, Dept Psychol, Wilkes Barre,PA 18766 USA


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