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dc.contributor.authorHeikkilä, Päivi
dc.contributor.authorMattila, Elina
dc.contributor.authorAinasoja, Mari
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-17T05:04:18Z
dc.date.available2018-09-17T05:04:18Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationHeikkilä, P., Mattila, E. & Ainasoja, M. (2018). Designing a Eustress Toolbox: From entrepreneur experiences to an online service. <em>Human Technology</em>, 14 (2), 233—257. <a href="https://doi.org/10.17011/ht/urn.201808103818">doi:10.17011/ht/urn.201808103818</a>
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/59528
dc.description.abstractStress is typically seen as a negative phenomenon. However, the positive side of stress (i.e., eustress) has the potential to improve well-being, productivity, and innovativeness, thus increasing individuals’ daily resources at work. Focusing on eustress could enhance work engagement by turning some of the negatively perceived stressors into positive challenges. We explored this possibility by interviewing 21 Finnish entrepreneurs from various fields regarding their experiences of eustress. Nine of the interviewed entrepreneurs also recorded a eustress diary. Based on thematic analysis of the interview data, six main themes supporting eustress were identified: (a) Selfreflection toward changing the mindset, (b) Organizing work, (c) Stimulating positive pressure, (d) Harnessing a feeling of joy, (e) Mental preparation, and (f) Recovery. A Web-based service, the Eustress Toolbox, was designed to support practicing eustress skills related to the six main themes within the daily lives of the entrepreneurs.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Jyväskylä
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHuman Technology
dc.rightsCC BY-NC 4.0
dc.subject.othereustress
dc.subject.otherpositive stress
dc.subject.otherwork engagement
dc.subject.otherdigital services
dc.subject.otherhuman-centered design
dc.subject.otherentrepreneur interviews
dc.subject.otherqualitative research
dc.titleDesigning a Eustress Toolbox : From entrepreneur experiences to an online service
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201808103818
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2018-09-17T05:04:19Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange233—257
dc.relation.issn1795-6889
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume14
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2018 Päivi Heikkilä, Elina Mattila, & Mari Ainasoja, and the Open Science Centre, University of Jyväskylä
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.17011/ht/urn.201808103818


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