1st Edition

Coping, Health and Organizations

By Phil Dewe, Tom Cox, Michael Leiter Copyright 1999

    The consequences of ineffective coping are evident in the health of individuals and organisations. This book brings together a wealth of research and thinking about coping in occupational settings.
    Coping, Health and Organizations begins by looking at measurement of coping with stress. The theoretical and psychometric considerations discussed in the opening section of the book explore the principles for successful evaluation of coping, and the effectiveness of organizational support. The book continues, going through various problems in work including acute disasters, coping with subjective health problems, and then goes on to look at what companies can do to reduce factors that result in stress. The book concludes by looking at the debates of the past and present and discusses the future of coping at work.
    Key Features:
    * Stress at work and its affect on both the individual and the company is becoming an increasingly important factor in business today
    * Brings together a wealth of research and thinking about stress in occupational settings
    * A very forward thinking book

    1. Introduction: Coping, Health and Organisations 2. Theoretical and Psychometric Considerations 3. Measures of Coping with Stress at Work: A Review and Critique 4. The Measurement of Coping: Empirical Versus Theoretical Approaches 5. The Self Regulation Experience: Openess and Construction 6. Work Problems and Coping 7. Coping With Acute Disasters at Work 8. Work, Family and Psychological Functioning: Conflict or Synergy 9. Women's Ways of Coping with Employment Stress: New Directions for Research 10. Mid-career Training as Adaptive Coping to Organisational Change 11. Coping with Subjective Health Problems in Organisations 12. Organisational Interventions 13. Stress, Health and Organisations 14. Organisational-level Interventions to Reduce Occupational Stressors 15. Coping with Stress of New Organisational Challenges: The Role of Employee Assistance Programmes 16. Contemporary Organisational Realities and Professional Efficacies: Downsizing, Re-organisation and Transition 17. Employee Adjustment to an Organisational Merger: Stress, Coping and Intergroup Differences 18. Conclusion: Coping with Work: Future Directions from the Debates of the Past


    Phil Dewe, Tom Cox, Michael Leiter