Organizational Stress: A Review and Critique of Theory, Research, and Applications / Edition 1

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Overview

This book examines stress in organizational contexts. The authors review the sources and outcomes of job-related stress, the methods used to assess levels and consequences of occupational stress, along with the strategies that might be used by individuals and organizations to confront stress and its associated problems. One chapter is devoted to examining an extreme form of occupational stress—burnout, which has been found to have severe consequences for individuals and their organizations. The book closes with a discussion of scenarios for jobs and work in the new millennium, and the potential sources of stress that these scenarios may generate.

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Examines stress in organizational contexts, reviewing the sources and outcomes of job-related stress and addressing methods used to assess levels and consequences of occupational stress. Discussion also includes strategies that might be used by individuals and organizations to confront stress and its associated problems (an entire chapter is devoted to burnout, that extreme form of occupational stress). A final chapter discusses scenarios for jobs and work in the future and potential future sources of stress. Cooper teaches organizational psychology and health at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology United Kingdom. Other authors teach organizational behavior and psychology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761914815
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/6/2001
  • Series: Foundations for Organizational Science Series , #0
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

What Is Stress?
Job-Related Sources of Strain
Assessing Job-Related Strains
A Special Form of Strain
Job-Related Burnout
Moderators of Stressor-Strain Relationships
Coping with Job Stress
Organizational Interventions
Methodological Issues in Job Stress Research
The Changing Nature of Work
Implications for Stress Research

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