The Positive and the Negative (Stress and Quality of Working Life)

The Positive and the Negative (Stress and Quality of Working Life)

By: Ana Maria Rossi (editor), Pamela L. Perrewe (editor), James Campbell Quick (editor)Hardback

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This volume offers thirteen chapters organized into three major sections that address occupational stress and quality of working live. The authors are an internationally renowned team of scholar-research-practitioners who are grounded in applied science and clinical practice. Section 1 includes five chapters that address the organizational and individual costs of occupational stress. The costs are humanitarian and economic; both human suffering and financial burdens are important. Section 2 includes four chapters that focus on ways to mitigate the negative effects of occupational stress. We must help those who are suffering but we must do more by preventing distress where we can and building on positive, strength factors where possible. Section 3 includes four chapters that examine and expand our understanding of work life quality. Work life quality is so important because of the effects it has on workers and leaders, to include the spillover impact into families and communities.These thirteen chapters, organized into three sections, highlight both core knowledge and new developments within the rapidly growing field of research on stress and the quality of working life. We believe this information can help to raise awareness of the causes and costs of occupational stress and poor quality of working life. Further, this should provide a challenge, some incentive, and renewed insight for organizations in Brazil and elsewhere to begin thinking about and acting in ways that lead to a less stressful environment for their workforce.

About Author

Ana Maria Rossi, International Stress Management Association in Brazil. James Campbell (Jim) Quick, The University of Texas at Arlington. Pamela L. Perrewe, Florida State University.


SECTION 1: THE ORGANIZATIONAL AND INDIVIDUAL COSTS OF OCCUPATIONAL STRESS. Burnout and Workplace Injuries: A Longitudinal Analysis, Michael P. Leiter & Christina Maslach. The Impact of International Business Trips on the travelers and Their Spouses, Mina Westman, Dalia Etzion, & Shoshi Chen. Occupational Stress and Workplace Sleepiness, Sarah DeArmond & Peter Chen. The Experiences of Work-Related Stress Across Occupations, Sheena Johnson, Cary Cooper, Sue Cartwright, Ian Donald, Paul Taylor, & Claire Millet. Work-related Mental Illness: A Brazilian Perspective from a Psychiatric and Occupational Medicine Point of View, Duilio Antero de Camargo.; SECTION 2: MITIGATING THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF OCCUPATIONAL STRESS. Leadership from a Positive Health Perspective: A Qualitative Study, Marilyn Macik-Frey, James Campbell Quick, Phillip Shinoda, David A. Mack, David A. Gray, Nathan Keller, & Cary L. Cooper. The Role of Political Skill in Neutralizing the Dysfunctional Impact of Negative Affectivity on Psychological and Physiological Strains, Kelly Zellars, Pamela L. Perrewe, Ana Maria Rossi, Charles Kacmar, Wayne Hochwarter, & Gerald R. Ferris. Worker age and job stress: What do we know? Jessica M. Keel, Steven L. Sauter & Dennis Hanseman. Meditation in Health: Definition, Operationalization and Practice, Roberto Cardoso, Eduardo de Souza, & Luiz Camano.; SECTION 3: UNDERSTANDING AND EXAMINING WORK LIFE QUALITY. Biobehavioral Mediators of Stress and Quality of Life in Occupational Settings, Robert J. Gatchel & Andrew Baum. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Occupational-Stress Research, Irvin Sam Schonfeld & Edwin Farrell. Management of Quality of Work Life in Healthcare Organizations, Kathia de Carvalho Cunha. Quality of Work Life and Health Promotion, Ana Cristina Limongi-Franca.

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  • ISBN13: 9781593119621
  • Format: Hardback
  • ID: 9781593119621
  • ISBN10: 1593119623

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