ISSN 2586-0151 (Print) | ISSN 2586-0046 (Online)
대한불안의학회지 (19권2호 83-93)
The Effects of Mindfulness-Positive Psychology EAP Program on Stress and Well-Being of Postal Workers
우정공무원의 스트레스와 웰빙에 대한 마음챙김-긍정심리 EAP 프로그램의 효과
Yena Park , Jieun Lee , Se-Jong Kim , and Jeong-Ho Chae
The Catholic Emotion Research Laboratory, Catholic Biomedical Industrial Institute, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Strength Garden, Seoul, Korea Post HRD Institute, Cheonan, Department of Psychiatry, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Objectives : This study aimed to develop a customized EAP program for post office workder, incorporating mindfulness and positive psychology, and to test the effectiveness of the intervention on job burnout and
well-being of the postal workers.
Methods : Participants were currently working postal employees and were recruited voluntarily through the website of the Korea post human resources development institute. A total of 42 workers participated in the program until the end and completed preprogram and post program questionnaires.
Results : The results showed that the mindfulness-positive psychology EAP program significantly improved the participants’ mindfulness (t=-5.021, p<0.001), job burnout (t=5.824, p<0.001), self-esteem (t=-4.852, p<0.001), positive affect (t=-4.534, p<0.001), negative affect (t=5.635, p<0.001), and body tension (t=6.355, p< 0.001), with statistically significant effects on all measures.
Conclusions : The results indicated that the mindfulness-positive psychology EAP class had a significantly positive effect on increasing mindfulness, self-esteem, and positive affect and decreasing job burnout, negative affect, and body tension among postal workers, demonstrating the usefulness of an integrated approach. (Anxiety and Mood 2023;19(2):83-93)
Postal office; EAP; Mindfulness; Mindfulness meditation; Positive psychology.