Occupational Health Psychology / Edition 1

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Overview

This ground-breaking textbook is the first to cover the new and rapidly developing field of occupational health psychology.

  • Provides a thorough introduction to occupational health psychology 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
  • Written by internationally recognized experts in the field
  • Examines a host of contemporary workplace health issues, including work-related stress; the psychosocial work environment;?positive psychology and employee well-being; psychosocial risk management; workspace design; organizational research methods; and corporate culture and health
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Editorial Reviews

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"Though, as may be expected, some chapters are stronger as a review than others, this first volume of a series on contemporary OHP by Nottingham University and Wiley-Blackwell is a commendable initiative." (Scandinavian Journal of Work, 2011)

"It is of interest for all those involved with the protection and promotion of workers' health and safety. For occupational health professionals, it enables a deeper understanding of the roots of many commonly encountered work problems and helps improve the 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, occupational health psychology has generated a wealth of scientific knowledge on work-related stress and wider organisational issues associated with individual and organisational health. This text aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the discipline and a reader-friendly overview of the key themes in research and practice." (Times Higher 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 Occupational Health Psychology in the Institute of Work, Health & Organisations at the University of Nottingham, U.K. She is Director of the Institute's Masters Degree in Occupational Health Psychology. Her primary research interests are the application of occupational health and safety knowledge and policy in the workplace, and psychosocial risk management. She is Chair of the Education Forum of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology.

Jonathan Houdmont is a Lecturer in Occupational Health Psychology in the Institute of Work, Health & Organisations at the University of Nottingham, U.K. He is Director of the Institute's Masters Degree in Workplace Health. His current research interests focus on legal and policy issues in occupational health, as well as education and training in occupational health psychology. He is Executive Officer of the European Academy of Occupational 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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