Job Stress in a Changing Workforce: Investigating Gender, Diversity, and Family Issues

Pages: 345
Item #: 4318360
ISBN: 978-1-55798-271-1
List Price: $9.95
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Copyright: 1994
Format: Softcover
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Job Stress in a Changing Workforce presents critical research studies and thought on the ways job stresses can affect individual workers. This book also examines the economic and demographic trends, focusing on the new demands posed by workforce diversity (e.g., gender, age, cultural, and ethnic factors affecting careers, stress harassment, and social identity) and work and family topics, such as child care, marital functioning, and balancing multiple work/nonwork roles. By clarifying many of the current ambiguities in our knowledge of work stress, this book helps set the agenda for research in this critical area of psychological inquiry.

Job Stress in a Changing Workforce is a product of a 1992 conference titled "Stress in the '90s: A Changing Workforce in a Changing Workplace," jointly sponsored by the American Psychological Association and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Table of Contents


—J. Donald Millar

—Gwendolyn Puryear Keita and Joseph J. Hurrell, Jr.

—Gwendolyn Puryear Keita and Joseph J. Hurrell, Jr.

Workforce Diversity

I. Gender

  1. Gender Differences in Stress Symptoms, Stress-Producing Contexts, and Coping Strategies
    —Karen F. Trocki and Esther M. Orioli
  2. Desiring Careers but Loving Families: Period, Cohort, and Gender Effects in Career and Family Orientations
    —Rebecca A. Parker and Carolyn M. Aldwin
  3. Gender, Work, and Mental Distress in an Industrial Labor Force: An Expansion of Karasek's Job Strain Model
    —Cynthia A. Piltch, Diana Chapman Walsh, Thomas W. Mangione, and Susan E. Jennings
  4. The Antecedents and Consequences of Sexual Harassment in Organizations: An Integrated Model
    —Louise F. Fitzgerald, Charles L. Hulin, and Fritz Drasgow
  5. Unemployment, Social Resources, and Mental and Physical Health: A Three-Wave Study on Men and Women in a Stressful Life Transition
    —Ralf Schwarzer, André Hahn, and Reinhard Fuchs

II. Culture and Ethnicity

  1. Organizational Stress and Coping in Seven National Contexts: A Cross-Cultural Investigation
    —Rabi S. Bhagat, Michael P. O'Driscoll, Emin Babakus, Len Frey, Jagdeep Chokkar, B. Habil Ninokumar, Larry E. Pate, Paul A. Ryder, M. Jesus Gonzalez Fernandez, David L. Ford, Jr., and Mohale Mahanyele
  2. Job Stress and Health Outcomes Among White and Hispanic Employees: A Test of the Person–Environment Fit Model
    —Sara E. Gutierres, Delia S. Saenz, and Beth L. Green
  3. Social Identity, Work Stress, and Minority Workers' Health
    —Keith James
  4. Work and Well-Being in an Ethnoculturally Pluralistic Society: Conceptual and Methodological Issues
    —Anthony J. Marsella

III. Age

  1. The Effects of Age, Financial Strain, and Vocational Expectancies on the Stress-Related Affect of Adult Job Losers
    —Kevin C. Wooten, Jefferson L. Sulzer, and John M. Cornwell
  2. Older Working Widows: Present and Expected Experiences of Stress and Quality of Life in Comparison With Married Workers
    —Sara Staats, Christie Partlo, Marjorie Armstrong-Stassen, and Lovinia Plimpton
  3. Improving the Working Conditions of Older People: An Analysis of Attitudes Toward Early Retirement
    —Pekka Huuhtanen

Work and Nonwork

IV. Work and Family Functioning

  1. Subjective Work Stress and Family Violence
    —Johanne Dompierre and Francine Lavoie
  2. Child-Care Difficulties and the Impact on Concentration, Stress, and Productivity Among Single and Nonsingle Mothers and Fathers
    —Lois E. Tetrick, Rebecca L. Miles, Lyne Marcil, and Christine M. Van Dosen
  3. Stress, Control, Well-Being, and Marital Functioning: A Causal Correlational Analysis
    —E. Kevin Kelloway and Julian Barling
  4. Family-Friendly Workplaces, Work–Family Interface, and Worker Health
    —Nancy L. Marshall and Rosalind C. Barnett

V. Work–Nonwork Conflict

  1. Marriage and Children for Professional Women: Asset or Liability?
    —Ethel Roskies and Sylvie Carrier
  2. Balancing the Multiple Roles of Work and Caregiving for Children, Adults, and Elders
    —Nancy J. Chapman, Berit Ingersoll-Dayton, and Margaret B. Neal
  3. Work, Career, and Life Experiences Associated With Different Career Patterns Among Managerial and Professional Women
    —Ronald J. Burke and Carol A. McKeen
  4. Linking Unemployment Experiences, Depressive Symptoms, and Marital Functioning: A Mediational Model
    —Sally Grant and Julian Barling

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors