Bringing together renowned scholars, this handbook contains innovative current empirical and theoretical research in the area of job stress. The workplace is one of the major sources of stress in an individual's life. Placing this important topic in the context of a transactional process, this work is intended to be of use to practitioners working in clinical, organisational, family and health psychology, mental health, substance abuse, the military, and with families and women.; Chapters are arranged in five parts, the first considering theoretical approaches with an introductory article by Professor Emeritus Richard S. Lazarus. Next is an examination of various model testing formats, followed by a section on occupational stress research and coping mechanisms. Fourth is a collection of articles on the subject of burnout, and the book closes with two distinct interventions directed at stress reduction.
Part One: Theoretical Perspectives in Occupational Research; Psychological Stress in the Workplace; Work Stress Conceived and Researched Transactionally; Measuring Occupational Stress: The Job Stress Survey. Part Two: Sources and Consequences of Occupational Stress: Model Testing; Coping with Stressful Life Events: An Empirical Analysis; A Field Study of Some Antecedents and Consequences of Felt Job Stress. Part Three: The Impact of Persistence on Stressor-Strain and Strain-Intentions to Leave Relationships: A Field Examination. Part Four: An Examination of Burnout; Individual, Organisational, and Social Determinants of Managerial Burnout: Theoretical and Empirical Update; The Relationship Between Social Support and Burnout Over Time in Teachers; Burnout and Coping Strategies: A Comparative Study of Ward Nurses. Part Five: Interventions Aimed at Occupational Strain Reductions; The Impact of Stress Counselling at Work; Relations Between Exercise and Employee Responses to Work Stressors: A Summary of Two Studies.