Stress and Well-Being at Work: Assessments and Interventions for Occupational Mental Health

Pages: 372
Item #: 4318190
ISBN: 978-1-55798-175-2
List Price: $9.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $9.95
Copyright: 1992
Format: Softcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

A synthesis of empirical research efforts, ideographic inquiries, and conceptual reviews, Stress and Well-Being at Work: Assessments and Interventions for Occupational Mental Health sets out a new prevention framework to abate the risks of work-related psychological disorders.

This new book brings epidemiological and public health concepts of prevention into the arena of occupational mental health—a critical public health issue. Written in a manner to inform and challenge professionals, without being unduly technical, Stress and Well-Being at Work serves as a broad-based resource book for those concerned with work design and mental health.

Table of Contents


—Charles D. Spielberger

—James Campbell Quick, Lawrence R. Murphy, and Joseph J. Hurrell, Jr.

I. Introduction

  1. The Value of Work, the Risk of Distress, and the Power of Prevention
    —James Campbell Quick, Lawrence R. Murphy, Joseph J. Hurrell, Jr., and Dusty Orman

II. Occupational Mental Health Risks

  1. A Longitudinal Study of Job Design and Worker Strain: Preliminary Results
    —Pascale Carayon
  2. Additive Effects and Beyond: Occupational Stressors and Social Buffers in a Police Organization
    —Martin M. Greller, Charles K. Parsons, and Debora R. D. Mitchell
  3. Job Insecurity and Moderators of the Relation Between Job Insecurity and Employee Adjustment
    —Karl W. Kuhnert and Robert J. Vance
  4. An Integrated Approach to Reducing Stress Injuries
    —David M. Corey and Gordon D. Wolf
  5. Stressor Reduction: An Organizational Alternative to Individual Stress Management
    —Beryce W. MacLennan
  6. "Good Work" Design: An Ergonomic, Industrial Engineering Perspective
    —Holger Luczak

III. Individual Stress Responses and Early Warning Signs

  1. Psychosocial Aspects of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disability
    —Terence E. Fitzgerald
  2. Mediating Effect of Perceived Role Stress: A Confirmatory Analysis
    —Lois E. Tetrick
  3. Job Stress and Employee Withdrawal From Work
    —Gail H. McKee, Steven E. Markham, and K. Dow Scott
  4. Employed Women and Stress: Implications for Enhancing Women's Mental Health in the Workplace
    —Debra L. Nelson and Michael A. Hitt
  5. Work and Well-Being: Lessons From Law Enforcement
    —Ellen Kirschman, Ellen Scrivner, Katherine Ellison, and Carol Marcy
  6. Health and Safety Committees as a Means of Relieving Psychological Stress
    —Lillian Robbins
  7. Designing Stress Training
    —Eugene V. Martin
  8. Individual Differences in Employee Stress as Related to Office Environment and Individual Personality Factors
    —Sheila C. Gehlmann

IV. Distress in the Workplace

  1. Job Stress and Employee Counterproductivity
    —John W. Jones and Michael W. Boye
  2. Accidents and Stress-Related Health Disorders Among Bus Operators: Forecasting With Catastrophe Theory
    —Stephen J. Guastello
  3. Assessing Stress in Teachers: Depressive Symptoms Scales and Neutral Self-Reports of the Work Environment
    —Irvin Sam Schonfeld
  4. Effects of Personal and Occupational Factors on Sick Building Syndrome Reports in Air-Conditioned Offices
    —Alan Hedge, William A. Erickson, and Gail Rubin
  5. Posttrauma Crisis Intervention in the Workplace
    —Mark Braverman
  6. Configuring an Employee Assistance Program to Fit the Corporation's Structure: One Company's Design
    —Sally B. Philips and Margaret H. Mushinski

V. Conclusion

  1. Work and Well-Being: Where Do We Go From Here?
    —Lawrence R. Murphy, Joseph J. Hurrell, Jr., and James Campbell Quick
  2. International Perspectives on Research Into Work, Well-Being, and Stress Management
    —Cary L. Cooper and Roy L. Payne