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Research Methods in Occupational Health Psychology
Measurement, Design and Data Analysis

ISBN 9781138115743
Published May 24, 2017 by Routledge
464 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations

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Research Methods in Occupational Health Psychology: Measurement, Design, and Data Analysis provides a state-of-the-art review of current issues and best practices in the science of Occupational Health Psychology. Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) is a multidisciplinary and rapidly growing area of research and it is difficult or impossible for researchers to keep up with developments in all of the fields where scholars conduct OHP science. This book will help OHP scholars improve their own research by translating recent innovations in methodology into sets of concrete recommendations that will help scholars improve their own research as well as their training of future researchers.

Table of Contents

Part I: Measurement 1. Measurement of Immune System Functioning Bengt B. Arnetz, Matthew Ventimiglia 2. Measurement of Musculoskeletal Functioning Robert J. Gatchel, Emily Brede, Yunhee Choi, Krista Howard, Whitney E. Worzer 3. Measurement Issues in Work-Family Research Gloria Gonzalez-Morales, Lois E. Tetrick, Ryan Ginter 4. Measurement of Sleep and Sleepiness June J. Pilcher, Michelle, L. Burnett, James A. McCubbin 5. Measurement of Emotions Seth Kaplan, Reeshad S. Dalal, Joseph N. Luchman 6. How to Think About and Measure Psychological Well-being Peter Warr 7. Measurement of Interpersonal Mistreatment in Organizations Lilia M. Cortina, Lisa A. Marchiondo 8. The Measurement of Depression and Anxiety in Occupational Health Psychology Jay C. Thomas, Björn Bergström, Johan Rosqvist 9. Measurement of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in an Occupational Health Context Amy Adler, Terence M. Keane, Paul Bliese 10. The Measurement of Work Engagement Wilmar B. Schaufeli 11. Cognitive Assessment: Implications for Occupational Health Psychology Gerald Matthews, April Rose Panganiban, Kirby Gilliland Part II: Design and Analysis 12. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs in Occupational Health Psychology Peter Y. Chen, Konstantin P. Cigularov, Lauren M. Menger 13. Event-Sampling Methods in Occupational Health Psychology Sabine Sonnentag, Carmen Binnewies, Sandra Ohly 14.Sampling in Occupational Health Psychology: An Epidemiological Perspective Sue Ann Sarpy, Felicia Rabito, Nancy Goldstein 15. Quantitative Self-report Methods in Occupational Health Psychology Research Paul Spector, Erin M. Eatough 16. Strengths and Limitations of Qualitative Approaches to Research in Occupational Health Psychology Irvin Sam Schonfeld, Joseph J. Mazzola 17. Use of Archival Data in Occupational Health Psychology Research Gwenith G. Fisher, Janet L. Barnes-Farrell 18. An Overview of Multilevel Modeling in Occupational Health Psychology Lisa M. Kath, Scott C. Roesch, Mark G. Ehrhart 19. Person-Centered Analysis: Methods, Applications, and Implications for Occupational Health Psychology Mo Wang, Robert R. Sinclair, Le Zhou, Lindsay E. Sear 20. Longitudinal Research and Data Analysis E. Kevin Kelloway, Lori Francis 21. Looking Toward the Future of OHP Research Robert R. Sinclair, Mo Wang, Lois E. Tetrick

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Dr. Robert Sinclair is an Associate Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Clemson University, where he also serves as the Graduate Program Coordinator for the Department of Psychology. He completed his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Wayne State University in 1995. Prior to moving to Clemson University in 2008, he held faculty positions at the University of Tulsa and Portland State University. Dr. Sinclair is a founding member and Past-President of the Society for Occupational Health Psychology. He currently serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Organizational Behavior and as a panel member for the Occupational Safety and Health Study Section of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. His recent work includes an edited volume (in press with Jonathan Houdmont and Stavroula Leka) titled Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice (Volume 2) and an edited volume (in press with Tom Britt) titled Psychological Resilience in Military Personnel: Theory and Practice. Dr. Sinclair's research focuses on individual (e.g., personality) and organizational (e.g., leadership) factors that contribute to occupational health concerns faced by military personnel, nurses, and entry-level hourly employees. His specific interests include economic stress, the employment relationship, work schedules, counterproductive workplace behavior, and psychological resilience.

Dr. Mo Wang is an Associate Professor of Management at University of Florida, where he also serves as the co-director of the Human Resource Research Center.  He received his joint Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Developmental Psychology at Bowling Green State University in 2005. Prior to moving to University of Florida, he held faculty positions at Portland State University (2005-2008) and the University of Maryland (2009-2011). Dr. Wang specializes in research and applications in the areas of retirement and older worker employment, occupational health psychology, cross-cultural HR management, leadership, and advanced quantitative methodologies.  He has received Academy of Management HR Division Scholarly Achievement Award (2008), Careers Division Best Paper Award (2009), and Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology (2009) for his research in these areas.  He also received Early Career Achievement Awards from Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2012), Academy of Management’s HR Division (2011) and Research Methods Division (2011), and Society for Occupational Health Psychology (co-sponsored by the APA and NIOSH, 2009). He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Psychology.  He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Journal of Business and Psychology. 

Dr. Lois Tetrick received her doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1983. Upon completion of her doctoral studies, she joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology at Wayne State University and remained there until 1995 when she moved to the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. She joined the faculty at George Mason University as the Director of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Program in 2003. Dr. Tetrick served as Editor of the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology 2006-2010, Associate Editor of the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology 2002-2006, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology 1996-2001. She currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Management and Organizational Review. She co-edited the first edition and second editions of the Handbook of Occupational Health Psychology with James C. Quick and Health and Safety in Organizations with David Hofmann. She also co-edited The Employment Relationship: Examining Psychological and Contextual Perspectives with Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro, Lynn Shore, and Susan Taylor. Dr. Tetrick is a founding member of the Society for Occupational Health Psychology and a fellow of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). She served as 2007-2008 President of SIOP, the Chair of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management 2001-2002, and has represented SIOP on the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives 2003-2005, and the APA Board of Scientific Affairs 2006-2009. Dr. Tetrick’s research interests are in the areas of occupational health and safety, occupational stress, and the work-family interface. Her other area of research focuses on psychological contracts and the exchange relationship between employees and their organizations. A common underlying interest in both of these lines of research is incorporating a global perspective in understanding employees’ experiences of the work environment.


“Attention to methodological rigor continues to be an important key to successful Occupational Health Psychology  research funding, publishing and the continued growth of the  field.  This book on OHP research methodology is both significant and timely.  While focusing primarily on the core methodological issues that arise in traditional OHP research, the book provides the reader with an exposure to the benefits of the methodologies utilized in more mainstream occupational health and stress research. This volume is an excellent source of state-of-the-art information .” From the foreword by Joseph  J. Hurrell,  Editor, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology

"This is a both timely and important book that marks the development of occupational health psychology as a major branch of organizational psychology. Whereas the methods and approaches used in occupational health psychology have often been developed and refined in related disciplines such as sociology, clinical psychology, epidemiology, ergonomics and safety science, to date no single volume presents a virtually complete overview of these methods as applied to occupational health psychology. Moreover, the fact that the chapters of this book were all written by authors with very considerable expertise in applied research in OHP ensures that this book has a strong practical orientation - the methods discussed here have proved to be extremely useful in this discipline. That is, these approaches work - and this volume tells the reader how to take advantage of them. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in doing research in occupational health psychology." - Toon W. Taris, Department of Work and Organizational Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

"In this book, Sinclair, Wang, and Tetrick bring together an amazing array of well accomplished scholars in the areas of organizational health psychology (OHP), measurement, research design, and statistics.  The authors examine measurement issues regarding psychological as well as physiological aspects of OHP. Further, the authors in this volume examine a number of research designs, sampling methods, and statistical techniques that are critical to the advancement of OHP. This volume is a “must read” for anyone doing research in the field of occupational stress, health and well being." -  Pamela L. Perrewe, College of Business, The Florida State University

 "This book about Research Methods in Occupational Health Psychology includes a set of interesting and important chapters written by experts in our field. The book is timely since we see that OHP is rapidly increasing in popularity. Our field will definitely profit from this book, outlining the basics regarding the design and execution of research regarding important occupational health psychology phenomena." - Arnold B. Bakker, Ph.D., Erasmus University Rotterdam, President of the European Association of Work & Organizational Psychology, The Netherlands

"How great to see this timely book! With the field of occupational health psychology growing in size and complexity, now is the perfect moment to pause and reflect on our methodological approaches. Edited by eminent scholars, this book covers the fundamental topics we would hope to see in a volume such as this, as well as an expanded set of topics from related disciplines. When it comes to research methods it is sometimes hard to see the trees in the forest, but this book admirably provides clear and insighftul recommendations to guide measurement, design, and analytic choices. It will be invaluable to those conducting original research, those who commission research, and those who seek to understand practical implications from research. This book is a perfect blend of rigour and relevance." - Sharon K. Parker, Ph.D., UWA Business School, The University of Western Australia

"This book provides a useful resource on research methods in occupational health psychology (OHP). The book gives a balanced discussion and contemporary perspectives on research methods. One strength of this book is that is does not repeat the overview available in generic research methods textbooks, but rather considers the application to OHP. Overall, the book is a useful reference for those carrying out or reviewing research in areas of OHP." -British Journal of Occupational Therapy