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Research Handbook on Work and Well-Being

Edited by the late Ronald J. Burke, formerly Emeritus Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada and Kathryn M. Page, Honorary Fellow, Centre for Population Health Research, Deakin University, Australia
Almost every person works at some point in their lives. The Research Handbook on Work and Well-Being examines the association of particular work experiences with employee and organizational health and performance.
Extent: 544 pp
Hardback Price: $270.00 Web: $243.00
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78536 325 2
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  • Business and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
Almost every person works at some point in their lives. The Research Handbook on Work and Well-Being examines the association of particular work experiences with employee and organizational health and performance.

Ronald J. Burke and Kathryn M. Page bring together an impressive collection of contributions where well-being is considered an umbrella term for happiness, satisfaction, flow, engagement, commitment and organizational identification, among other concepts. Chapters describe successful organizational efforts to achieve high levels of employee well-being and creating psychologically healthy workplaces. They cover topics such as transformational leadership, organizational support, training and development and supportive work–family policies and programs. Acknowledging that work experiences and conditions can also contribute to dissatisfaction, insecurity, illness, injuries and even death, they also examine negative work experiences and conditions such as abusive supervision, occupational stress, little control and insecurity.

Practical and engaging, this Handbook will appeal to academics and students interested in work and health. Containing the latest research evidence, it will also offer valuable insights to human resource managers, organizational wellness managers and occupational health practitioners.
‘This volume brings together an impressive cast of contributors, international experts in the field, and provides much needed insights connecting work to health, delving into the evidence across countries, and occupations, inspiring empirically-based practice and public policy to improve worker health and well-being. (Un)Fortunately, due to the bad and good of work, it has never been more timely.’
– Maureen Dollard, University of South Australia

‘Well-being and stress have become a reality in our work lives. Burnout, job insecurity, and precarious employment lead to poor employee outcomes. Extraordinary leadership, gratitude, and psychological capital lead to positive well-being. This volume, written by leading scholars in the field, provides current and comprehensive research on the nature of stress and well-being in the contemporary workplace. It also covers topics on leadership interventions, new work hazards, psychologically healthy workplace practices, and mindfulness at work, with implications for managers and organizations.’
– Eddy Ng, Dalhousie University, Canada
Contributors: B.L. Ahrens, H.C. Atkinson, D.W. Ballard, R.J. Burke S. Clarke, J.P. Dahms, A. Day, J.L. Del Prado-Lu, J.K. Dimoff, K.J. Emich, P. Fairlie, M.J. Grawitch, S. Gregersen, J. Halbesleben, N. Hartling, E.K. Kelloway, D. Klotz, C. Korunka, B. Kubicek, M. Laflèche, A.D. LaMontagne, L.M. Lavaysse, W. Lewchuk, H. Lingard, A.J. Milner, K.A. Moore, V.J. Morganson, A. Nienhaus, K.M. Page, A. Pervez, T.M. Probst, N.J. Reavley, A.M. Richardsen, T.W. Taris, F. Teetzen, C.E. Thomson, M. Turner, S. Vincent-Höper, J. Weston, T.A. Wright, C.M. Youssef-Morgan

1. Work and Well-Being
Ronald J. Burke

2. The Many “Faces” of Well-Being
Thomas A. Wright, Kyle J. Emich and Dorothy Klotz

3. Job Demands in a Changing World of Work
Bettina Kubicek and Christian Korunka

4. Models in Work and Health Research: The JDC(S) and JD-R Frameworks
Toon W. Taris

5. Burnout and Well-Being
Adam Pervez and Jonathon Halbesleben

6. Job Insecurity: Implications for Employee Well-Being
Tahira M. Probst and Lindsey M. Lavaysse

7. Precarious Employment: What it Means for Workers and Their Families
Wayne Lewchuk and Michelynn Laflèche

8. Well-Being of Farmers and Miners: A Study on the Occupational and Safety Risks of These Vulnerable Populations
Jinky Leilanie Del Prado-Lu

9. Work and Wellbeing in the Construction Industry
Helen Lingard and Michelle Turner

10. Stress in Policing: Sources, Consequences Ad Interventions
Ronald J. Burke

11. Workplace Mental Health in the Veterinary Sector
Kathryn M. Page, Nicola J. Reavley, Alison J. Milner, Jenny Weston, Christine E. Thomson and Anthony D. LaMontagne

12. Leadership and Employee Well-Being
Sophie Vincent-Hoper, Friederike Teetzen, Sabine Gregersen and Albert Nienhaus

13. Work Engagement and Employee Well-Being
Paul Fairlie

14. Gratitude: An Antidote to Work Stress.
Carolyn M. Youssef-Morgan and Barbara L. Ahrens

15. Developing Psychological Capital to Boost Work Performance and Wellbeing.
Carolyn M. Youssef-Morgan and Jeff Dahms

16. A Safe Workplace Environment.
Sharon Clarke

17. Work-Family Enrichment: A Literature Review
Valerie J. Morganson and Holly C. Atkinson

18. Finding the Balance: Initiatives to Promote Work-Life Balance
Arla Day and Nikola Hartling

19. The Global Workplace and the New Work Hazards: What are the Necessary Responses at the National and Firm Levels?
Jinky Leilanie Del Prado-Lu

20. Leadership Interventions to Improve Well-Being
E. Kevin Kelloway and Jennifer K. Dimoff

21. Mindfulness at Work
Kathleen A. Moore

22. Corporate Wellness Programs: Do They Increase Employee Well-Being?
Astrid M. Richardsen

23. Psdychologically Healthy Workplace Practices and Employee Well-Being.
David W.Ballard and Matthew J. Grawitch