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, turnover, and even workplace violence. As a result, organizations are increasingly turning 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 risks; 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 have been added addressing cross-cultural issues, leadership, pain and musculoskeletal conditions, substance abuse, and organizational justice. With a 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.
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