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Work Stress and Coping
Forces of Change and Challenges



May 2017 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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In Work Stress and Coping the authors provide an historical account of workplace stress, taking a broad approach by integrating the macro forces impacting the micro, and highlighting what the research in the field tells us about the changing nature of work so that individuals and organisations can create more liveable working environments.

With an emphasis on the growing influence of globalization, the book explores the forces of change within contemporary societies and assesses how they have fundamentally changed the nature of work and the direction of research into stress and coping.

Capturing the history, context, critique and transformation of theory into practice, the authors offer an insight into how managers and businesses have failed, the effects this has had on how work is experienced, the evolution and relevance of existing theories and suggest alternative methods and future directions.

Suitable reading for students of HRM, Organisational Behaviour and Occupational Psychology.

 
Chapter 1: Introduction
 
Chapter 2: Forces of Change
 
Chapter 3: The Evolution of Theory and Theories of Work Stress
 
Chapter 4: The New Millennium: Developments, Change and Turbulence
 
Chapter 5: The Evolving Nature of Work Stressors: A Prologue to Change
 
Chapter 6: A New Generation of Stressors and the Challenges of Measurement
 
Chapter 7: Coping with Stress, Future Directions and Challenges
 
Chapter 8: Interventions and the Challenges
 
Chapter 9: Conclusions

Two leading scholars summarise the state-of-the-art and offer invaluable insights as to how we might deal with the scourge of work stress. A must-read for students, managers and consultants.

Neal M. Ashkanasy, OAM
Professor of Management, University of Queensland, Australia

An exciting and richly informed new volume. Masters of this domain, the authors provide the reader with critical contextual detail on the history of the field whilst leaning forward on the cutting edge, charting a healthy pathway into the future.

James Campbell Quick
John and Judy Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair, University of Texas at Arlington, USA and Professor, University of Manchester, UK.

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Chapter 5: The Evolving Nature of Work Stressors: A Prologue


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Philip J. Dewe

Philip Dewe is Emeritus Professor of Organizational Behaviour in the Department of Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London. He graduated with a Masters degree in management and administration from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand and with an MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics. After a period of work in commerce in New Zealand he became a Senior Research Officer in the Work Research Unit, Department of Employment (UK). In 1980 he joined Massey University in New Zealand and headed the Department of Human Resource Management until joining the Department of Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck,... More About Author

Cary L. Cooper

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