1st Edition

New Directions in Organizational Psychology and Behavioral Medicine

    This research shows the dynamic relationship between work, health and satisfaction. New Directions in Organizational Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, comprehensively covers new developments in the field of occupational health psychology and provides insight into the many challenges that will change the nature of occupational health psychology. The editors have gathered 40 experts from all over the developed world to discuss issues relevant to human resource and talent management, and specifically to employment related physical and psychological health issues. Especially because it comes at a time of economic turbulence that will create work stress and strain, organizations, researchers and practitioners will find this book valuable.

    Introduction; I: New Challenges for Occupational Health Psychology; 1: A Short History of Occupational Health Psychology: A Biographical Approach; 2: Well-Being at Work, a New Way of Doing Things? A Journey through Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; 3: The Changing World of Work and Occupational Health; 4: Stress Medicine: From Bench to Bedside; II: Work and Dispositional Occupation Sources of Health; 5: Work Hours, Work Intensity and Work Addiction: Risks and Rewards 1; 6: Gender Differences in Burnout: A Literature Review; 7: American Adolescents in the Workplace: Exploration of Health-Related Psychosocial Issues; 8: Emotional Intelligence as a Personality Trait; 9: Self-Efficacy as a Central Psychological Capacity within the Construct of Positive Organizational Behavior: Its Impact on Work; 10: Professional Efficacy and Social Support in Nurses During the SARS Crisis in Canada and China; III: Health, Management and Organizational Effectiveness; 11: An Integrative Framework of Supervisor Responses to Workgroup Conflict; 12: Determinants of Work Satisfaction, and Physical and Psychological Health in German Managers; 13: Employee Health and Presenteeism: The Challenge for Human Resources Management; 14: Non-Standard Work Schedules and Retention Management; IV: Job Insecurity, Unemployment and Mental Health; 15: Health Effects of Unemployment and Job Insecurity; 16: Job Insecurity: Implications for Occupational Health and Safety; 17: Mental Health and Unemployment: The Coping Perspective; V: Specific Issues of Occupational Health Psychology; 18: Brain versus Nature: How the Internet Affects Physical Activity; 19: Health Professionals and Community Stigma toward People who Engage in Substance Abuse; 20: Immigration, Acculturation and Responses to Perceived Employment Discrimination: A Study of Albanian and Bulgarian Immigrants in Greece


    Dr Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou is a Lecturer of Psychology at the University of Athens, Greece and has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees (masters and two PhDs) from universities in the UK and in Greece. He also teaches in undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the School of Medicine, the National School of Public Health and the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. His publications include research papers and chapters in academic journals, books and edited volumes. His main research interests include occupational stress and burnout, leadership, work values, organizational politics and communication networks. He has coordinated National and European research programs and presented papers at many international conferences. He acts as a consultant and he is also a frequent contributor to national newspapers and television radio programs. Professor Cary L. Cooper, CBE, is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University Management School, England. He is the author of over 100 books and 400 scholarly articles, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV and radio. He is Founding Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Editor in Chief of the medical journal Stress & Health. He is past President of the British Academy of Management and one of the first UK based Fellows of the (American) Academy of Management. Professor Cooper is also the President of the Institute of Welfare Officers, President of ISMA, President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, President of RELATE and Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences. In 2001 he was awarded a CBE for his contribution to organizational health.

    '...All organisations, researchers and practitioners would do well to pay attention to its ideas since that turbulence does not seem to be going to abate any time soon.' RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal