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"This book will be a great resource for researchers, instructors, policymakers, consultants, and activists in the area of occupational health psychology. It is multidisciplinary and integrative in its combination of classical and innovative theory, empirical evidence, and guidelines for organizational policy and change. I plan to use it myself, as a key source in my own research and funding proposals, as well as for a textbook or supplemental reading for advanced graduate symposia.---Suzy Fox, PhD, Institute of Human Resources and Employment Relations, Loyola University, Chicago. IL; coauthor of Counterproductive Work Behavior: Investigations of Actors and Targets" "The Handbook of Occupational Health Psychology continues to be the leading resource in the field. This edition introduces many important new content areas, including chapters on leadership, organizational justice, and cross-cultural issues, and also provides useful revisions to the first edition to reflect cutting-edge advancements in theory, research, and practice. For graduate students, researchers, practitioners, and anyone else seeking to learn more about occupational health psychology, this book is the single best resource available.---Robert R. Sinclair, PhD, Past President, Society for Occupational Health Psychology, Associate Professor of Psychology, Clemson University, Clemson, SC" "This is an important sourcebook for students, investigators, and practitioners interested in various aspects of occupational health and safety. It compiles a considerable amount of useful information in a single place and does so with an authoritative and comprehensive approach.---Andrew Baum, PhD, Jenkins Garrett Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for the Study of Stress and Illness, University of Texas, Arlington" "This three-volume handbook offers an in-depth examination of the types of behavioral and structural issues that I/O psychologists study every day, from both a theoretical and applied perspective. It explores a natural progression, from how problems are diagnosed to how research is conducted to generate answers to those problems to how interventions are implemented and, finally, to how they are evaluated. It examines what is currently known---including basic historical reviews---and identifies the most pertinent sources of information in both the core and emerging literatures. The editors and contributors pinpoint practical issues, probe unresolved and controversial topics, and look at future theoretical, research, and practice trends." "In today's difficult global economy, work stress is high, and this stress---along with other health factors---can affect work productivity, satisfaction, safety, absenteeism, and turnover, and can even lead to workplace violence. As a result, organizations are increasingly tuming to occupational health psychology (OHP) to develop, maintain, and promote the health of employees." "This second edition of the Handbook of Occupational Health Psychology reviews the history of OHP; theories and models; causes of work problems and risk factors; resulting symptoms and disorders; prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies used by practicing professions; and methods of research and evaluation. The chapters have been updated since the first edition was published, and several new chapters address cross-cultural issues, leadership, pain and musculoskeletal conditions, substance abuse, and organizational justice." With its comprehensive scope and interdisciplinary approach, this book will interest professionals from a range of specialties, including industrial and organizational psychology, human factors, social psychology, health psychology, clinical psychology, public health, preventive medicine, and industrial engineering.

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Emerging knowledge in the field of occupational health psychology is presented here from the interdisciplinary perspectives of an international groups of scholars and researchers. Material is in sections on the past, present, and future of occupational health psychology, causes of and risks to health and safety, symptoms, disorders, and interventions, and methodology and evaluation. Job- related burnout, employee assistance, and program evaluation are some of the subjects discussed. The book is of interest to scholars, researchers, and practitioners in occupational health psychology, public health, and medicine. Quick is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Society, and the American Institute of Stress. Tetrick is an associate editor of the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433807763
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 8/15/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 441
  • Sales rank: 577,154
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword: Narrowing the Science-Policy Gap Lennart Levi Levi, Lennart


Part I Mission and History 1

1 Overview of Occupational Health Psychology: Public Health in Occupational Settings James Campbell Quick Quick, James Campbell 3

2 A History of Occupational Health Psychology Amanda Griffiths Griffiths, Amanda 21

Part II Models and Frameworks 35

3 Theories of Occupational Stress Pamela L. Perrewe Perrewe, Pamela L. 37

4 Savoring Eustress While Coping With Distress: The Holistic Model of Stress Bret L. Simmons Simmons, Bret L. 55

5 Controlling Occupational Safety and Health Hazards Pascale Carayon Carayon, Pascale 75

6 An Integral Framework for Organizational Wellness: Core Technology, Practice Models, and Case Studies Kenneth R. Pelletier Pelletier, Kenneth R. 95

7 Cross-Cultural Occupational Health Psychology Paul E. Spector Spector, Paul E. 119

Part III Causes and Risks 139

8 Safety Climate: Conceptual and Measurement Issues Dov Zohar Zohar, Dov 141

9 Work-Family Balance: A Review and Extension of the Literature Tammy D. Allen Allen, Tammy D. 165

10 Work Schedules, Health, and Safety Michael S. Evans Evans, Michael S. 185

11 The Impact of Organizational Justice on Occupational Health Thomas A. Wright Wright, Thomas A. 205

Part IV Symptoms and Disorders 221

12 Job-Related Burnout: A Review of Major Research Foci and Challenges Arie Shirom Shirom, Arie 223

13 Workplace and Cardiovascular Disease: Relevance and Potential Role for Occupational Health Psychology Thomas G. Pickering Pickering, Thomas G. 243

14 Pain, Musculoskeletal Injuries, and Return to Work Nancy Kishino Kishino, Nancy 265

15 Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use in the Workforce and Workplace Michael R. Frone Frone, Michael R. 277

Part V Interventions and Treatment 297

16 Job Stress Interventions and Organization of Work Norbert K. Semmer Semmer, Norbert K. 299

17 Worksite Health Interventions: Targets for Change and Strategies for Attaining Them Catherine A. Heaney Heaney, Catherine A. 319

18 Employee Assistance Programs: Strengths, Challenges, and Future Roles Michael P. O'Driscoll O'Driscoll, Michael P. 337

19 Occupational Health and Safety Leadership E. Kevin Kelloway Kelloway, E. Kevin 357

Part VI Methodology and Evaluation 373

20 An Epidemiological Perspective on Research Design, Measurement, and Surveillance Strategies Beth A. Jones Jones, Beth A. 375

21 Program Evaluation: The Bottom Line in Organizational Health Howard M. Weiss Weiss, Howard M. 395

Index 417

About the Editors 441

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