A comprehensive collection by Professor Cary Cooper and his colleagues in the field of workplace stress and wellbeing, which draws on research in a number of areas including stress-strain relationships, ...
A comprehensive collection by Professor Cary Cooper and his
colleagues in the field of workplace stress and wellbeing, which draws on research
in a number of areas including stress-strain relationships, sources of workplace
stress and stressful occupations.
Split into two volumes, the
chapters present a range of research and theories linked to the field of
occupational stress and wellbeing. It charts the flow from concerns about specific
occupations to the widening of the concept of stress into the more positive arena of
wellbeing. By showing where we came from to where we are now, we hope it will help
to develop the field of identifying and helping people who have to cope with the
excessive pressures of work in a more insecure and less stable economic
Theory and Reviews of Stress and
Sources of Workplace Stress
Research Methods in Stress and
Cary Cooper is Distinguished Professor of Organizational
Psychology and Health at the Lancaster University Management School, UK. He is the
author of over 125 books, has written over 400 scholarly articles, and is a frequent
contributor to national newspapers, television and radio. He is a Fellow of the
British Academy of Management and also of the US-based Academy of Management. In
2001 he was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. He was Founding
President of the British Academy of Management, and formerly the Chair of the
Sunningdale Institute in the National School of Government, UK. He was also the lead
scientist to the UK Government Office for Science on their Foresight programme on
Mental Capital and Wellbeing, and was appointed a member of the expert group on
establishing guidance for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
on stress management in the workplace in 2009. Professor Cooper is Chair of the
Academy of Social Sciences, President of the British Association of Counselling and
Psychotherapy, President of RELATE, President of the Institute of Welfare and Patron
of Anxiety UK. HR magazine named him the 5th Most Influential Thinker in HR in 2011.
He was awarded the Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award at the Times Higher
Education Awards 2010.
PART I: STRESS MANAGEMENT
23. Worksite Stress Management
Interventions: Their Effectiveness and Conceptualisation; R. DeFrank and C.L.
24. Stress and Coping in US Organizations: The Role of the Employee
Assistance Programme; J. Berridge and C.L. Cooper
25. Healthy Mind;
Healthy Organization – A Proactive Approach to Occupational Stress; C.L.
Cooper and S. Cartwright
26. Coping with Work-related Stress: A
Critique of Existing Measures and Proposal for an Alternative Methodology; M.P.
O'Driscoll and C.L. Cooper
27. Health Behaviours Reported as Coping
Strategies: A Factor Analytical Study; D.K. Ingledew, Lew Hardy and C. L.
28. A Multiple Case Study Approach to Work Stress Prevention in
Europe; M.A.J. Kompier, C.L. Cooper and S.A.E. Geurts
Development of a Framework for a Comprehensive Approach to Stress Management
Interventions at Work; S.I.Giga, B. Faragher and C.L. Cooper
STRESS AND WELLBEING ISSUES
30. The Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on
People at Work: Existing Research and Issues; S. Cartwright and C.L.
31. Workers' Compensation in Stress-Related Claims: Some Thoughts
for Employers in the UK; J. Earnshaw and C.L. Cooper
Stress Litigation: The UK Experience; J. Earnshaw and C.L. Cooper
The Experience of Bullying in Great Britain: The Impact of Organizational Status; H.
Hoel, C.L. Cooper and B. Faragher
PART II: WORK-LIFE BALANCE
34. Stress in Two-earner Couples and Stages in the Life-cycle; S.
Lewis and C.L. Cooper
35. Balancing the Work/Home Interface: A
European Perspective; S. Lewis and C.L. Cooper
Interventions, Perceived Organizational and Supervisor Support, Work-family Conflict
AND Psychological Strain; M.P. O'Driscoll, S. Poelmans, P.E. Spector, T. Kalliath,
T.D. Allen, C.L. Cooper and J.I. Sanchez
Organization Perceptions, Multiple Dimensions of Work Family Conflict and Employee
Satisfaction: A Test of Model across Five Samples; L.M. Lapierre, P.E. Spector, T.D.
Allen, S.Poelmans, C.L. Cooper, M.P. O'Driscoll, J.I. Sanchez, P. Brough and U.
PART IV: WELLBEING
38. The Mental Wealth of Nations; J.
Beddington, C.L. Cooper, J. Field, U. Goswami, F.A. Huppert, R. Jenkins, H.S. Jones,
T.B.L. Kirkwood, B.J, Sahakian and S.M. Thomas
39. Well-being -
Absenteeism, Presenteeism, Costs and Challenges; C.L. Cooper and P. Dewe