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Organizational Stress

Organizational Stress
A Review and Critique of Theory, Research, and Applications

February 2001 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

To the individual whose health or happiness has been ravaged by an inability to cope with the effects of job-related stress, the costs involved are clear. But what price do organizations and nations pay for a poor fit between people and their work environments? Only recently has stress been seen as a contributory factor to the productivity and health costs of companies and countries but as studies of stress-related illnesses and deaths show, stress imposes a high cost on individual health and well-being as well as organizational productivity.

This book examines stress in organizational contexts. The authors review the sources and outcomes of job-related stress, the methods used to assess levels and consequences of occupational stress, along with the strategies that might be used by individuals and organizations to confront stress and its associated problems. One chapter is devoted to examining an extreme form of occupational stress – burnout, which has been found to have severe consequences for individuals and their organizations. The book closes with a discussion of scenarios for jobs and work in the new millennium, and the potential sources of stress that these scenarios may generate

The book is a comprehensive, thought-provoking resource for Ph.D. students, academics, and other professionals working to minimize or eliminate the sources of stress in the workplace.

What Is Stress?
Job-Related Sources of Strain
Assessing Job-Related Strains
A Special Form of Strain
Job-Related Burnout

Moderators of Stressor-Strain Relationships
Coping with Job Stress
Organizational Interventions
Methodological Issues in Job Stress Research
The Changing Nature of Work
Implications for Stress Research


It is a book well done. The chapters are well delineated. The book describes very well what is stress, burnout and ways to cope with stress. Is a good book

Professor Maria Manuela Neto
ESGHT, Universidade do Algarve
February 19, 2013

A keep-in -View text

Management , London School of Economics and Political Science
December 18, 2012

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