Women, Work, and Coping: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Workplace Stress

Women, Work, and Coping: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Workplace Stress

by Bonita Long, Sharon E. Kahn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0773511296

ISBN-13: 9780773511293

Pub. Date: 10/27/1993

Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press


Written by feminists and other researchers from the disciplines of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and management science, the fourteen essays in this collection are about women's experience of paid work and women's ways of coping with employment stress. The opening essays highlight the tremendous social and cultural changes that have compelled women to…  See more details below

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Written by feminists and other researchers from the disciplines of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and management science, the fourteen essays in this collection are about women's experience of paid work and women's ways of coping with employment stress. The opening essays highlight the tremendous social and cultural changes that have compelled women to develop new coping strategies. Several contributing authors examine specific workplace structures and describe women's experiences in different occupational contexts whether hostile or hospitable. Shifting from a structural to an individual perspective, other contributors deal with psychosocial factors, such as gender differences, that have been found to moderate stress and enhance the coping process. They analyse individual experiences with work-related stressors, focusing on the mediating effects of cognitive appraisals. The concluding chapters provide a critique of research methods commonly used to study work-related stress and coping and a review by the editors of the many factors and relationships which influence women's ways of coping with employment stress. Women, Work, and Coping contains contributions by Nina Colwill, Bruce E. Compas, Esther R. Greenglass, Barbara Gutek, Catherine A. Heaney, Sharon E. Kahn, Ronald C. Kessler, Karen Korabik, Bonita C. Long, Judi Marshall, Diana L. Mawson, Lisa M. McDonald, Pamela G. Orosan, Hazel M. Rosin, Craig A. Smith, Anne Statham, Allison Tom, Elaine Wethington, and Lois M. Verbrugge.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773511293
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
10/27/1993
Series:
Critical Perspectives on Public Affairs Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Contributors
Introduction3
Pt. 1Overview of Women and Work
1Asymmetric Changes in Men's and Women's Roles11
2Women's Lives Complete: Methodological Concerns32
3Implications for Employment Intervention and Policy51
Pt. 2Employed Women in Context
4Women in Management: Power and Powerlessness73
5Patterns of Cultural Awareness: Coping Strategies for Women Managers90
6Examining Gender in Organizational Relationships and Technological Change111
Pt. 3Coping Resources: Stress Moderators
7Stress, Coping, and Social Support among Women Managers133
8Social Support and Coping of Employed Women154
9Marriage Matters: Young Women's Health170
10Perceived Control and Employed Men and Women193
Pt. 4Appraisals and Coping Strategies: Stress Mediators
11Cognitive Appraisals and Coping with Stress219
12Evaluations of What's at Stake and What I Can Do238
Pt. 5Women's Ways of Coping: Research and Theoretical Implications
13Neglected Methodological Issues in Employment Stress269
14A Theoretical Integration of Women, Work, and Coping296
Author Index313
Subject Index321

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