Preventive Stress Management in Organizations

ISBN-10: 1433811855
ISBN-13: 9781433811852
Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)
Authors: James C. Quick
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Book details

List price: $69.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 8/13/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 247
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Stress at work is a daily fact of life for most workers, managers, and even psychologists. This book, written in clear, accessible language, shows how to stop job stress before it starts. As the authors say, "stress is inevitable, distress is not." Origin

Andrew Goffey is Associate Professor of Critical Theory and Cultural Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is the coeditor, with �ric Alliez, of The Guattari Effect and the translator of Isabelle Stengers and Philippe Pignarre's Capitalist Sorcery, of F�lix Guattari's Schizoanalytic Cartographies, and of work by Maurizio Lazzarato, Barbara Cassin, and Etienne Balibar. He is also coeditor of the journal Computational Culture.

Preface
Introduction
Stress in Organizations
What is Stress?
The Stress Concept: A Historical View
Stress in Organizations
The Power of Prevention
Preventive Stress Management in Organizations
Stress: Challenge, Threat, or Hindrance?
Organizational Demands, Risks, and Protective Factors
Physical Environment
Technology-Crosscutting Effects
Functional Environment-The Content of Work
Contextual Environment-Organizational Culture and Relationships at Work
Individual Differences in the Stress Response
Cognitive Appraisal
Types and Levels of Stress
Individual Differences in the Stress Process
Individual Consequences of Stress
Behavioral Distress
Psychological Distress
Medical Distress
Eustress, Hope, and Optimism
Organizational Consequences of Stress
Organizational Health
Costs of Organizational Distress
Positive Paths to Psychological Health and Eustress in Organizations
Stress Measurement, Assessment, and Surveillance
Clearly Articulate a Vision
Select an Assessment Strategy, Measures, and Techniques
Establish a Baseline
Individualized Assessment
Preventive Stress Management: Principles, Theory, and Practice
Guiding Principles of Preventive Stress Management
The Theory of Preventive Stress Management
The Practice of Preventive Stress Management
Organizational Prevention: Protecting People
Organizational Health Center
Job Redesign
Career Development
Ergonomic Office Design
Work-Life Programs
Organizational Prevention: Nurturing Relationships
Resonant Leadership
Goal Setting
Social Support
Teamwork
Diversity Programs
Primary Prevention for Individuals: Managing and Coping With Stressors
Managing Personal Perceptions of Stress
Managing the Personal Work Environment
Managing Lifestyle
Secondary Prevention for Individuals: Modifying Responses to Inevitable Demands
Relaxation Training
Spirituality and Faith
Emotional Outlets
Physical Fitness
Nutrition
Tertiary Prevention for Individuals: Healing the Wounds
Emotional Health in the Workplace
Psychological Interventions
Health Care
Traumatic Workplace Events
Creating a Personal Preventive Stress Management Plan
Preventive Stress Management: Challenge and Opportunity
A Proactive Agenda for Preventive Stress Management
Looking Within: Be the Leader
References
Index
About the Authors

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