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Work and Stress A Research Overview

By Philip Dewe, Cary L Cooper Copyright 2021
    112 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Stress is a leading cause of ill health in the workplace. This shortform book analyses, summarizes and contextualises research around stress at work.

    The book begins by exploring the impact and challenges of technology and the challenging and changing contours and boundaries of the nature of work. Using a behaviour lens, the authors draw on cyberpsychology to illuminate the choices we make to balance life, work and wellbeing. The changing nature of work is analysed, shifting structures and boundaries explored and the stress consequences of such themes as the gig economy and precarious work are also included in the book.

    A compelling framework for researchers of work, organization and psychology, this concise book is also valuable reading for reflective practitioners, seeking to understand the importance of well-being in the workplace.

    1. Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behaviour and Workplace Stress 2. Technology, Behaviour and Workplace Stress 3. Stress and the Future of Work 4. Coping with Work Stress 5. The Future of Work Stress Research


    Philip Dewe is an Emeritus Professor at Birkbeck, University of London. He has written widely on work stress research and coping. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology and Birkbeck, University of London.

    Cary Cooper, CBE, is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at the ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester; President of the CIPD and Chair of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work.



    An excellent and powerful book, which is of pivotal interest for all students, researchers, academics and practitioners on an international scale. The ideas are novel, thought provoking and the material makes scholars re-address issues, and realign our thoughts to new thematic areas and possibilities in our field. 

    Ritsa Ventouratos-Fotinatos, Professor Organisational Psychology, The American College of Greece