Coping, Health and Organizations [NOOK Book]

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The consequences of ineffective coping are evident in the health of individuals and organisations. This book brings together a wealth of research and thinking about coping in occupational settings.
Coping, Health and Organizations begins by looking at measurement of coping with stress. The theoretical and psychometric considerations discussed in the opening section of the book explore the principles for successful evaluation of coping, and the effectiveness of organizational ...

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Coping, Health and Organizations

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Overview

The consequences of ineffective coping are evident in the health of individuals and organisations. This book brings together a wealth of research and thinking about coping in occupational settings.
Coping, Health and Organizations begins by looking at measurement of coping with stress. The theoretical and psychometric considerations discussed in the opening section of the book explore the principles for successful evaluation of coping, and the effectiveness of organizational support. The book continues, going through various problems in work including acute disasters, coping with subjective health problems, and then goes on to look at what companies can do to reduce factors that result in stress. The book concludes by looking at the debates of the past and present and discusses the future of coping at work.
Key Features:
* Stress at work and its affect on both the individual and the company is becoming an increasingly important factor in business today
* Brings together a wealth of research and thinking about stress in occupational settings
* A very forward thinking book

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203484562
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/9/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 318
  • File size: 621 KB

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Author biographies
Preface
Pt. 1 Theoretical and psychometric considerations 1
1 Measures of coping with stress at work: a review and critique 3
2 Empirical versus theoretical approaches to the measurement of coping: a comparison using the ways of coping questionnaire and the cybernetic coping scale 29
3 The self-regulation of experience: openness and construction 51
Pt. 2 Work problems and coping 69
4 Coping with acute workplace disasters 71
5 Work, family and psychological functioning: conflict or synergy? 87
6 Women's ways of coping with employment stress: a feminist contextual analysis 109
7 Organizational change: adaptive coping and the need for training 125
8 Coping with subjective health problems in organizations 145
Pt. 3 Organizational interventions 171
9 Organizational healthiness: work-related stress and employee health 173
10 Organizational-level interventions designed to reduce occupational stressors 191
11 Coping with the stress of new organizational challenges: the role of the employee assistance programme 211
12 Contemporary organizational realities and professional efficacy: downsizing, reorganization and transition 237
13 Employee adjustment to an organizational change: a stress and coping perspective 259
14 Coping with work - future directions from the debates of the past 277
Index 287
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