Coping with Work Stress: A Review and Critique

Coping with Work Stress: A Review and Critique

by Philip J. Dewe, Michael P. O'Driscoll, Cary L. Cooper
     
 

Coping with Work Stress highlights the most up-to-date research relating to coping strategies of individuals and organizations, and provides a series of invaluable ‘best practice’ techniques for dealing with the growing epidemic of stress and lack of overall well-being at work. The authors – renowned experts in the field – offer

Overview

Coping with Work Stress highlights the most up-to-date research relating to coping strategies of individuals and organizations, and provides a series of invaluable ‘best practice’ techniques for dealing with the growing epidemic of stress and lack of overall well-being at work. The authors – renowned experts in the field – offer carefully considered critical reviews of issues surrounding the latest work stress and coping studies, and identify several new strategic pathways to stimulate future research.

With the insidious effects of workplace stress fully acknowledged and well-documented, Coping with Work Stress takes an important next step by providing coping techniques for improving the health and well-being of organizations and individuals alike.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Richly referenced to open further research and understanding, this book is an amazing and indispensable study of a difficult working condition. It is hoped that it will receive a wide circulation in every industry whose workforce is at risk of neglected work stress." (RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal, 1 July 2011)

"Dewe (organizational behavior, U. of London, UK) et al. review issues surrounding work stress and coping research, what is needed to sustain this research, and possible new coping strategies for individuals and organizations to use when dealing with work stress and improving health and well-being." (Reference and Research Book News, February 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470997673
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
With the growing epidemic of stress and the lack of overall well-being at work, Coping with Work Stress could not have come at a better time! The authors, all experts on the topics of stress and coping, cover the basic concepts and measurement issues associated with stress and its many negative symptoms and then offer many excellent and useable suggestions about how individuals and organizations can better cope with stress to help reduce those symptoms. Overall, a highly readable and important book on stress and coping that is a must for everyone.’
Professor Randall S. Schuler, Rutgers University, USA

“In Coping with Work Stress, Philip Dewe, Michael O'Driscoll and Cary Cooper provide an excellent review of the literature in this field, highlighting areas of debate and their possible resolution. A must-read for researchers, as it provides opportunities for advancing the quality of coping studies in the workplace. Their linking of personal coping with organizational-level interventions, and their emphasis on positive outcomes as well as illness, have important individual and organizational health implications as well.”
Ronald J. Burke, Professor Emeritus, York University, Canada

Meet the Author

Philip J. Dewe is Vice-Master of Birkbeck and Professor of Organizational Behaviour in the Department of Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London. He is a member of the editorial board of Work and Stress and the International Journal of Stress Management, and an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Heath Promotion.

Michael P. O’Driscoll is Professor of Psychology at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He is the co-author of several books relating to work stress, has served on the editorial boards of several academic journals, and was editor of the New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 2001-2006.

Cary L. Cooper, CBE, is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University. He is also Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences, President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Editor of the journal Stress and Health and was lead scientist on the UK government’s Foresight project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing.

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