Meredith Ivany, MSc
Year graduated: 2018 (MSc)
Supervisor: Dr. Arla Day
Thesis: Awareness and Commitment Training for Workers with Chronic Demands: Taking ACTion towards Improved Sleep and Wellbeing
Key take-home messages from your dissertation:
I tested the effects of a phone-based coaching program called Awareness & Commitment Training in Organizational Networks (ACTion) on workers with chronic demands (e.g., health problems, caregiving, or shift work). ACTion was designed to help participants behave more consistently with their values with the goal of improving their wellbeing. ACTion participants reacted positively to the program and reported improving their behaviour, but longer-term measurement may be necessary to detect wellbeing improvements.