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Handbook of Work Stress

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September 2004 | 720 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Questions about the causes or sources of work stress have been the subject of considerable research, as well as public fascination, for several decades.  Earlier interest in this issue focused on the question of whether some jobs are simply more inherently stressful than others.  Other questions that soon emerged asked whether some individuals were more prone to stress than others.  The Handbook of Work Stress focuses primarily on identifying the different sources of work stress across different contexts and individuals. 

Part I focuses on work stressors that have been studied for decades (e.g., organizational-role stressors, work schedules) as well as stressors that have received less empirical and public scrutiny (e.g., industrial-relations stress, organizational politics).  It also addresses stressors in the workplace that have become relevant more recently (e.g., terrorism).

Part II of the Handbook covers issues related to gender, cultural or national origin, older and younger workers, and employment status, and asks how these characteristics might affect the experience of workplace stress.

The adverse consequences of these diverse work stressors are manifold, and questions about the possible health consequences of work stressors were one of the major historical factors prompting early interest and research on work stress. In Part III, the individual and organizational consequences of work stress are considered in separate chapters.

Key Features:

  • Affords the most broad and credible perspective on the subject of work stress available
  • The editors are all prominent researchers in the field of work stress, and have been instrumental in defining and developing the field from an organizational-psychological and organizational-behavior perspective
  • International contributors are included, reflecting similarities and differences from around the world
  • Chapter authors from the United States, Canada, England, Sweden, Japan, and Australia have been invited to participate, reflecting most of the countries in which active research on work stress is taking place
     

The Handbook of Work Stress is essential reading for researchers in the fields of industrial and organizational psychology, human resources, health psychology, public health, and employee assistance.

 
 

 
SECTION I: SOURCES OF WORK STRESS
 
1. Editors' Overview
Terry A Beehr and Sharon Glazer
2. Organizational Role Stress
Peter Totterdell
3. Work Schedules
Russell Cropanzano, Barry Goldman, and Lehman Benson, III
4. Organizational Justice
E. Kevin Kelloway, Niro Sivanathan, Lori Francis, and Julian Barling
5. Poor Leadership
Gina Bellavia and Michael R. Frone
6. Work-Family Conflict
Kathleen M. Rospenda and Judith A. Richman
7. Harassment and Discrimination
Aaron C.H. Schat and E. Kevin Kelloway
8. Workplace Aggression
Janetta Mitchell McCoy and Gary W. Evans
9. Physical Work Environment
Leanne Barlow and Roderick D. Iverson
10. Workplace Safety
Tahira M. Probst
11. Economic Stressors
Michael D. Coovert, Lori Foster Thompson, and J. Philip Craiger
12. Technology
Lori Francis and E. Kevin Kelloway
13. Industrial Relations
Ken Harris and K. Michele Kacmar
14. Organizational Politics
Michelle Inness and Julian Barling
15. Terrorism
 
SECTION II: SPECIAL POPULATIONS
 
16. Editors' overview
Catherine Loughlin and Katherine Lang
17. Young Workers
Janet L. Barnes-Farrell
18. Older Workers
Serge Desmarais and Christine Alksnis
19. Gender Issues
Cong Liu and Paul Spector
20 International and Cross- Cultural Issues
Daniel G. Gallagher
21. Part-time and Contract Employment
 
SECTION III: CONSEQUENCES OF WORK STRESS
 
22. Editors' overview
Peter Warr
23. Work, Well-being and Mental Health
Steve M. Jex and Craig D. Crossley
24. Organizational Consequences
 
SECTION IV: INTERVENTIONS
 
25. Editor's overview
Susan Cartwright and Cary Cooper
26. Individually Targeted Interventions
Joseph J. Hurrell Jr.
27. Organizational Stress Interventions
Key features
  • Reflects the tremendous focus on the issue of work stress in both the academic literature and the popular press on a subject which is widely believed to affect organizational and individual well-being; and research results support this view.
  • Affords the most broad and credible perspective on the subject of work stress available. The Editors are all prominent researchers in the field of work stress, and have been instrumental in defining and developing the field from an organizational psychology and organizational behavior perspective.
  • International contributors are included, reflecting similarities and differences from around the world. Chapter authors from the United States, Canada, England, Sweden, Japan and Australia, reflecting most of the countries in which active research on work stress is taking place have been invited to participate.