Journal of Occupational Health Psychology®
• Protecting Our Work Force
Joseph J. Hurrell Jr. seeks more interdisciplinary research on worker safety, health and well-being (from Monitor on Psychology, March 2010)
The Journal of Occupational Health Psychology® publishes research, theory, and public policy articles in occupational health psychology, an interdisciplinary field representing a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and specializations. Occupational health psychology concerns the application of psychology to improving the quality of work life and to protecting and promoting the safety, health, and well-being of workers.
The Journal has a threefold focus on the work environment, the individual, and the work–family interface.
The Journal seeks scholarly articles, from both researchers and practitioners, concerning psychological factors in relationship to all aspects of occupational health and safety. Included in this broad domain of interest are
- articles in which work-related psychological factors play a role in the etiology of health problems
- articles examining the psychological and associated health consequences of work
- articles concerned with the use of psychological approaches to prevent or mitigate occupational health problems
Special attention is given to articles with a prevention emphasis. Authors should consider the financial costs of identified problems and/or economic benefits of interventions they evaluate. Manuscripts dealing with issues of contemporary relevance to the workplace, especially with regard to minority, cultural, or occupationally underrepresented groups, or topics at the interface of the family and the workplace, are encouraged.
Each article should represent an addition to knowledge and understanding of occupational health psychology.