1st Edition

Work Stress
Studies of the Context, Content and Outcomes of Stress: A Book of Readings

ISBN 9780415784818
Published January 30, 2019 by Routledge
285 Pages

USD $64.95

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Book Description

Sociologists and health experts from the U.K., Scandinavia, Australia, and the U.S. discuss issues surrounding stress in the workplace, including its causes and ways in which jobs can be designed to minimize it. The book is intended for professionals and students in occupational health and safety.

Table of Contents

Foreword Evan Willis

Chapter 1. Introduction Chris L. Peterson  Click To Read It Now!

Section I: International Perspectives on Stress 

Chapter 2. Workplace Changes in Australia and Their Effects on Stress Chris L. Peterson 

Chapter 3. Workplace Stress in the United Kingdom: Contextualizing Difference John Chandler, Elisabeth Berg, and Jim Barry 

Chapter 4. Effects of Organizational Downsizing on Worker Stress and Health in the United States Lawrence R. Murphy and Lewis D. Pepper 

Chapter 5. Privatization and Downsizing in the U.K. Public Sector: Labor Market Change, Job Insecurity, and Health Jane Ferrie 

Section II: Work Demands 

Chapter 6. Workload and Workplace Stress Wendy A. Macdonald 

Chapter 7. Work Demands and Stress in Repetitive Blue-Collar Work Wendy A. Macdonald 

Section III: Case Studies 

Chapter 8. Professional Workers and Stress John McCormick 

Chapter 9. Stress among Blue-Collar Workers Chris L. Peterson 

Chapter 10. Exploration of the Links between Workplace Stress and Precarious Employment Claire Mayhew 

Section IV: Stress, Older Workers, and Outside Work Experiences 

Chapter 11. Work Stress and Caregiver Stress Yvonne Wells and David de Vaus 

Chapter 12. Stress among Older Workers and Retirees David de Vaus and Yvonne Wells 



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