From Stress to Wellbeing Volume 1 The Theory and Research on Occupational Stress and Wellbeing

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  • Copyright: 2013-05-30
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A comprehensive collection by Professor Cary Cooper and his colleagues in the field of workplace stress and wellbeing, which draws on research in a number of areas including stress-strain relationships, sources of workplace stress and stressful occupations.

Split into two volumes, the chapters present a range of research and theories linked to the field of occupational stress and wellbeing. It charts the flow from concerns about specific occupations to the widening of the concept of stress into the more positive arena of wellbeing. By showing where we came from to where we are now, we hope it will help to develop the field of identifying and helping people who have to cope with the excessive pressures of work in a more insecure and less stable economic climate.

Volume 1:
Theory and Reviews of Stress and Wellbeing
Stress-Strain Relationships
Sources of Workplace Stress
Stressful Occupations
Research Methods in Stress and Wellbeing

Volume 2
Stress Management
Stress and Wellbeing Issues
Work-life Balance

Author Biography

Cary Cooper is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at the Lancaster University Management School, UK. He is the author of over 125 books, has written over 400 scholarly articles, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, television and radio. He is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management and also of the US-based Academy of Management. In 2001 he was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. He was Founding President of the British Academy of Management, and formerly the Chair of the Sunningdale Institute in the National School of Government, UK. He was also the lead scientist to the UK Government Office for Science on their Foresight programme on Mental Capital and Wellbeing, and was appointed a member of the expert group on establishing guidance for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on stress management in the workplace in 2009. Professor Cooper is Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences, President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, President of RELATE, President of the Institute of Welfare and Patron of Anxiety UK. HR magazine named him the 5th Most Influential Thinker in HR in 2011. He was awarded the Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award at the Times Higher Education Awards 2010.

Table of Contents

1. Occupational sources of stress: a Review of the Literature Relating to Coronary Heart Disease and Mental Ill Health; C.L. Cooper and J. Marshall
2. A Cybernetic Framework for Studying Occupational Stress; C.L. Cooper and T.G. Cummings
3. A Structural Model Approach Toward the Development of a Theory of the Link Between Stress and Mental Health; A.J. Baglioni and C.L. Cooper
4. The Impacts of Positive Psychological States on Physical Health: A Review and Theoretical Framework; J.R. Edwards and C.L. Cooper
5. The Person-Environment Fit Approach to Stress: Recurring Problems and Some Suggested Solutions; J.R. Edwards and C.L. Cooper
6. Stress, Type-A, Coping, and Psychological and Physical Symptoms: A Multi-Sample Test of Alternative Models; J.R. Edwards, A.J. Baglioni and C.L. Cooper
7. Psychosocial Stress and Breast Cancer: the Inter-relationship between Stress Events, Coping Strategies and Personality; C.L. Cooper and E.B. Faragher
8. Psychosocial Factors and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; S.Lewis, C.L. Cooper and D.Bennett
9. The Company Car Driver, Occupational Stress as a Predictor of Motor Vehicle Accident Involvement; S.Cartwright, C.L. Cooper and A.Barron
10. A Meta-Analysis of Work Demand Stressors and Job Performance: Examining Main and Moderating Effects; S.Gilboa, A.Shirom, Y.Fried and C.L. Cooper
11. The Mediating Effects of Job Satisfaction and Propensity to leave on Role Stress- Job Performance Relationships: Combining Meta-Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling; Y.Fried, A.Shirom, S.Gilboa and C.L. Cooper
12. The Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Health: a Meta-Analysis; E.B. Faragher, M.Cass and C.L. Cooper
13. Uncertainty Amidst Change: The Impact of Privatization on Employee Job Satisfaction and Well-Being; A.Nelson, C.L. Cooper and P.Jackson
14. The Effects of Working Hours on Health: A Meta-Analytical Review; C.L. Cooper, K.Sparks, Y.Fried and A.Shirom
15. Occupational Differences in the Work–strain Relationship: Towards the use of Situation-specific Models; K.Sparks and C.L. Cooper
16. Do National Levels of Individualism and internal Locus of Control Relate to Well-being: an Ecological Level International Study; C.L. Cooper, P. Spector et al
17. Mental Health, Job Satisfaction, and Job Stress Among General Practitioners; C.L. Cooper, U. Rout and B. Faragher
18. Occupational Stress in Head Teachers: a National UK Study; C.L. Cooper and M.Kelly
19. Occupational Stress among Senior Police Officers; J. Brown. C.L. Cooper and B. Kirkcaldy
20. Workload, Stress and Family Life in British Members of Parliament and the Psychological Impact of Reforms to Their Working Hours; A. Weinburg, MSc, C.L. Cooper and A. Weinburg, BSc
21. Examining the Relationships Among Self-Report Measures of Type A Behavior Pattern: The effects of Dimensionality Measurement Error, and Differences in Underlying Constructs; J. Edwards, A. Baglioni, Jr. and C.L. Cooper
22. A Shortened Stress Evaluation Tool; E.B. Faragher, C.L. Cooper and S. Cartwright

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