The main purpose of the paper is to identify the symptoms of stress, strategies for coping with stress and absenteeism in Slovenian middle management. The survey covered 211 managers. Data were collected through a questionnaire to determine strategies to cope with stressful life situations (Questionnaire of coping with stress CRI) and the questionnaire, stress loads and symptoms of stress among managers. Statistical analysis was carried out using SPSS for Windows 17.0, which showed that there is a positive linear relationship between the frequency of occurrence of symptoms of stress and daily absence from work due to illness.
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