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Psychological Stress in the Workplace

1st Edition

By Terry A. Beehr


258 pages

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Originally published in 1995, this book was the most up-to-date and comprehensive account of research on occupational stress at the time. It identifies the sources, consequences and treatments of stress in the workplace from the perspective of organizational psychology and makes clear recommendations for future work in this area.

Terry Beehr discusses how role ambiguity and conflict act as stressors in the workplace, and discusses the characteristics of the job and the organization itself that can adversely affect performance. He examines the effects of stress in the workplace and describes methods that can be used to alleviate the problem, both at the individual and organizational level.

In addition, the book is illustrated with many examples from field research over the author’s twenty years of experience in studying the workplace. This book will be of considerable interest to students and researchers in occupational psychology, as well as managers and trainers. Terry Beehr is still working in this field today.

Table of Contents

Preface. Part 1: Introduction to Occupational Stress 1. The Many Faces of Occupational Stress 2. Models and Theoretical Approaches to Occupational Stress Part 2: Stressors in the Workplace 3. Role Ambiguity and Role Conflict in the Workplace 4. Beyond Role Conflict and Ambiguity: Other Social Psychological Stressors in the Workplace Part 3: Outcomes of Stress in the Workplace 5. Individuals’ Strains: Psychological, Physiological, and Behavioral Effects of Workplace Stress 6. Organizational Outcomes of Occupational Stress Part 4: Alleviating Aversive Effects of Occupational Stress 7. Treating Occupational Stress 8. Social Support as a Form of Treatment Part 5: Conclusion 9. Conclusion. Appendices. References. Index.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Industrial & Organizational Psychology