Occupational Health Psychology / Edition 1

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This ground-breaking textbook is the first to cover the new and rapidly developing field of occupational health psychology. Since its emergence as a discrete discipline in the early 1990s, occupational health psychology has generated a wealth of scientific knowledge on work-related stress and wider organizational issues as they relate to individual and organizational health. Occupational Health Psychology provides a thorough introduction to the discipline and an accessible overview of the key themes in research and practice.

Each chapter relates to an aspect of the core education curriculum delineated by the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP), and is written by internationally recognized experts in the field. Numerous contemporary workplace issues are examined, including work-related stress, the psychosocial work environment, positive psychology and employee well-being, interventions to promote occupational health, psychosocial risk management, psychology of physical workspace design, organizational research methods, and corporate culture and health. This book is a comprehensive introduction to the key theoretical perspectives, issues of empirical interest, and challenges facing experts and practitioners that have shaped this new and exciting discipline.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Though, as may be expected, some chapters are stronger as a reviewthan others, this first volume of a series on contemporary OHP byNottingham University and Wiley-Blackwell is a commendableinitiative." (Scandinavian Journal of Work, 2011)

"It is of interest for all those involved with the protectionand promotion of workers' health and safety. For occupationalhealth professionals, it enables a deeper understanding of theroots of many commonly encountered work problems and helps improvethe quality of advice given as well as to help refine practice."(Occupational Medicine, 1 March 2011)

"Since its emergence as a discipline in the 1990s, occupationalhealth psychology has generated a wealth of scientific knowledge onwork-related stress and wider organisational issues associated withindividual and organisational health. This text aims to provide acomprehensive introduction to the discipline and a reader-friendlyoverview of the key themes in research and practice." (TimesHigher Education, November 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405191159
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Stavroula Leka is an Associate Professor in OccupationalHealth Psychology in the Institute of Work, Health &Organisations at the University of Nottingham, U.K. She is Directorof the Institute's Masters Degree in Occupational HealthPsychology. Her primary research interests are the application ofoccupational health and safety knowledge and policy in theworkplace, and psychosocial risk management. She is Chair of theEducation Forum of the European Academy of Occupational HealthPsychology.

Jonathan Houdmont is a Lecturer in Occupational HealthPsychology in the Institute of Work, Health & Organisations atthe University of Nottingham, U.K. He is Director of theInstitute's Masters Degree in Workplace Health. His currentresearch interests focus on legal and policy issues in occupationalhealth, as well as education and training in occupational healthpsychology. He is Executive Officer of the European Academy ofOccupational Health Psychology.

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Table of Contents

About the Editors ix

Notes on Contributors xi

Preface xvi

1 An Introduction to Occupational Health Psychology Jonathan Houdmont Stavroula Leka 1

2 Work-Related Stress: A Theoretical Perspective Tom Cox Amanda Griffiths 31

3 Work Organization and Health Michael P. O'Driscoll Paula Brough 57

4 Interventions to Promote Well-Being at Work Raymond Randall Karina Nielsen 88

5 Psychosocial Risk Management at the Workplace Level Stavroula Leka Tom Cox 124

6 Workplace Health Promotion Andrew J. Noblet John J. Rodwell 157

7 Positive Occupational Health Psychology Arnold B. Bakker Daantje Derks 194

8 The Physical Workspace: An OHP Perspective Phil Leather Tony Zarola Angeli Santos 225

9 Corporate Culture, Health, and Well-Being Gerard Zwetsloot Stavroula Leka 250

10 Research Methods in Occupational Health Psychology Toon W. Taris Annet H. de Lange Michiel A. J. Kompier 269

11 Future Directions in Occupational Health Psychology Jonathan Houdmont Stavroula Leka 298

Author Index 322

Subject Index 331

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