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Work Stress

Studies of the Context, Content and Outcomes of Stress: A Book of Readings, 1st Edition

By Chris Peterson


285 pages

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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


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health