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Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology Global Perspectives on Research and Practice

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ISBN-10: 0470682655

ISBN-13: 9780470682654

Edition: 2010

Authors: Jonathan Houdmont, Stavroula Leka

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A unique reference to the state-of-the-art in Occupational Health Psychology worldwide, with strong potential to be the foundation of a definitive Wiley-Blackwell series for this rapidly-evolving field. Carries the endorsement and branding of both world OHP bodies - the EA-OHP and the SOHP Builds on the success and reputation of a previous annual series self-published by the EA-OHP 2006-8 Includes contributions from key names worldwide, including Frank Bond (UK), Arnold Bakker (NL), Bob Sinclair (current SOHP President, USA), and Delores Diaz Cabrera (Spain)
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/19/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 392
Size: 6.91" wide x 9.78" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

#60;b#62;Stavroula Leka#60;/b#62; is Associate Professor in Occupational Health Psychology in the Institute of Work, Health & Organisations where she is Course Director for the MSc in Occupational Health Psychology and Head of the Institute's e-learning team. She is a chartered psychologist, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health and a member of the British Psychological Society, the International Commission on Occupational Health and the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology. Her research is focussed on the translation of occupational health and safety knowledge and policy into practice. Currently this research is expressed through studies on psychosocial risk management, occupational health and safety education and training, corporate social responsibility and occupational health and safety, and the management of chronic illness at the workplace. Her research is well published and she has been an invited speaker at a number of international conferences. Stavroula is member of the University's PGCHE (Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education) team and represents the Faculty of Law & Social Sciences at the University's E-learning/E-knowledge Committee. #60;br#62;#60;p#62;Stavroula is also the Director of the Institute's World Health Organization (WHO) Programme and is Chair of the WHO Network of Collaborating Centres in Occupational Health programme of work on Psychosocial Factors at Work and a member of the Network's Planning Committee. She has recently been appointed manager of the new WHO programme of work on Practical Approaches to Identify and Reduce Occupational Risks. #60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Jonathan Houdmont#60;/b#62; is a Lecturer in Workplace Health at the Institute of Work, Health & Organisations (IWHO), University of Nottingham, UK. Jonathan is a member of the Institute's Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) Research Group. The OHP group is concerned with psychological, social, and organisational issues in occupational health and safety and in the provision of related health services. Within this research group Jonathan has managed a number of funded projects. His research interests focus on i) legal and policy issues in organisational health and safety and specifically in relation to work-related stress and ii) the discipline of occupational health psychology with particular emphasis on education and training.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;Since election in 2003, Jonathan has maintained the office of Executive Officer of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology. The position involves responsibility for management and administration of the Academy's continued development as the sole European representative body for the discipline. He has been the Academy's Conference Coordinator, organising full international conferences in 2003 (Berlin), 2004 (Oporto) and 2006 (Dublin). He also sits on the Academy committee charged with developing education and training throughout Europe. He co-edits the Academy's annual book series #60;i#62;Occupational Health Psychology: European Perspectives on Research, Education and Practice #60;/i#62;and the series of conference proceedings #60;i#62;Occupational Health Psychology: Key Papers of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology.#60;/i#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;In the Institute, Jonathan is Programme Manager on the MSc in Workplace Health. He convenes and contributes to several postgraduate modules (face-to-face and e-learning). He is a personal tutor and supervisor for the research project element of Master degrees. He is part of the Institute's e-learning team and has held responsibility for the development of the virtual learning environment for the MSc in occupational health psychology by e-learning. Jonathan holds responsibility within the Institute for international developments in education in occupational health psychology.

About the Editors
List of Contributors
Preface
A Multilevel Model of Economic Stress and Employee Well-Being
Developing New Ways of Evaluating Organizational-Level Interventions
Leadership and Employee Health: A Challenge in the Contemporary Workplace
Employee Burnout and Health: Current Knowledge and Future Research Paths
Large Scale Job Stress Interventions: The Dutch Experience
The Neglected Employees: Work-Life Balance and a Stress Management Intervention Program for Low-Qualified Workers
Personal Resources and Work Engagement in the Face of Change
Work and Health: Curvilinearity Matters
Peer Assistance Programs in the Workplace: Social Support Theory and the Provision of Effective Assistance to Employees in Need
Individual Adaptation to the Changing Workplace: A Model of Causes, Consequences, and Outcomes
Building Psychosocial Safety Climate: Evaluation of a Socially Coordinated PAR Risk Management Stress Prevention Study
Internet Addiction and the Workplace
Organizational Culture and Knowledge Management Systems for Promoting organizational Health and Safety
Work-Family Positive Spillover: Where Have We Been and What Lies Ahead?
The Impact of Psychological Flexibility and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) on Health and Productivity at Work
Corporate Social Responsibility and Psychosocial Risk Management
Risk Factors, Consequences, and Management of Aggression in Healthcare Environments
Author Index
Subject Index