Job Stress Interventions

Pages: 439
Item #: 4318410
ISBN: 978-1-55798-281-0
List Price: $9.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $9.95
Copyright: 1995
Format: Softcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

Reported job stress in the U.S. workforce is on the increase. Among the causes are downsizing, reorganization, the pressures of global competition, and constantly changing new technology. This edited book of empirical studies presents models for job stress intervention at both the individual level and at the organizational and policy level.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

—Lawrence R. Murphy, Joseph J. Hurrell, Jr., Steven L. Sauter, and Gwendolyn Puryear Keita


The Worker
Section Introduction

I. Stress Management Training

  1. Effects of Instruction on Stress Management Skills and Self-Management Skills Among Blue-Collar Employees
    —John A. Thomason and Samuel B. Pond III
  2. The Development of an Anger Management Training Program for Law Enforcement Personnel
    —Alexis D. Abernethy
  3. When Relaxation Is Not Enough
    —Richard M. Kolbell
  4. Stress Inoculation Training for Staff Working With Persons With Mental Retardation: A Model Program
    —Joseph B. Keyes
  5. A Worksite Stress Management Program: Theory, Application, and Outcomes
    —David C. Munz, Timothy J. Huelsman, and Carol A. Craft
  6. Worksite Health Promotion: A Theory-Driven, Empirically Based Perspective
    —Stewart I. Donaldson

II. Coping With Job Stress and Unemployment

  1. The Caregiver Support Program: An Intervention to Increase Employee Coping Resources and Enhance Mental Health
    —Catherine A. Heaney, Richard H. Price, and Jane Rafferty
  2. An Investigation of Job-Related Coping Strategies Across Multiple Stressors and Samples
    —Carlla S. Smith and Lorne M. Sulsky
  3. The Jobs I Preventive Intervention for Unemployed Individuals: Short- and Long-Term Effects on Reemployment and Mental Health
    —Amiram D. Vinokur, Richard H. Price, Robert D. Caplan, Michelle van Ryn, and Joan Curran
  4. When Couples Cope With Job Loss: A Strategy for Developing and Testing Preventive Interventions
    —George W. Howe, Robert D. Caplan, David Foster, Mindy Lockshin, and Claire McGrath
  5. Coping With Job Loss and Career Stress: Effectiveness of Stress Management Training With Outplaced Employees
    —Miya Maysent and Stefanie Spera

III. Understanding and Treating Posttraumatic Stress

  1. Prevention of Work-Related Posttraumatic Stress: The Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Process
    —George S. Everly, Jr., and Jeffrey T. Mitchell
  2. Traumatic Stress and Organizational Strain in the Fire Service
    —Wayne Corneil
  3. The Assaulted Staff Action Program: An Approach to Coping With the Aftermath of Violence in the Workplace
    —Raymond B. Flannery, M. Annette Hanson, Walter E. Penk, Georgina J. Flannery, and Charles Gallagher

The Work Setting
Section Introduction

  1. Diagnosing a Healthy Organization: A Proactive Approach to Stress in the Workplace
    —Sue Cartwright, Cary L. Cooper, and Lawrence R. Murphy
  2. Redesigning Work Systems to Reduce Stress: A Participatory Action Research Approach to Creating Change
    —Susan J. Schurman and Barbara A. Israel
  3. The Prevention of Job Stress by Redesigning Jobs and Implementing Self-Regulating Teams
    —Nico Terra
  4. Finnish Research in Organizational Development and Job Redesign
    —Kari Lindström
  5. Elder Care and the Changing Workforce
    —Andrew E. Scharlach
  6. Interdependence and Personal Well-Being in a Training Environment
    —Janice R. W. Joplin, James Campbell Quick, Debra L. Nelson, and Judy C. Turner
  7. Interventions for Building Healthy Organizations: Suggestions From the Stress Research Literature
    —Daniel C. Ganster
  8. Courses on Work Stress: A Growing Market, But What About Their Quality?
    —Irene L. D. Houtman and Michiel A. J. Kompier

Policy and Legislation
Section Introduction

  1. Workers' Compensation and Occupational Stress: Gaining Control
    —Stacey Kohler Moran, Shelly C. Wolff, and James E. Green
  2. Workers' Compensation Issues for Psychologists: The Workers' Point of View
    —Donald Elisburg
  3. Appraising Occupational Stress-Related Disorders
    —Jack G. Wiggins, Jr.
  4. Developing an Occupational Stress Standard: Rule-Making Pitfalls
    —Robert J. Biersner
  5. Occupational Welfare in the European Community: Past, Present, and Future
    —Erik de Gier

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors