Elgar Encyclopedia of Occupational Health Psychology


Elgar Encyclopedia of Occupational Health Psychology

9781035313372 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Cary Cooper, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK, Paula Brough, Professor of Organisational Psychology; Director, Centre for Work, Organisation & Wellbeing; Griffith University and Vicki Anderson, Centre for Work, Organisation & Wellbeing, and Department of Employment Relations and Human Resource Management, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia
Publication Date: July 2024 ISBN: 978 1 03531 337 2 Extent: c 254 pp
Occupational Health Psychology has emerged as a vital new field in its own right in recent years and its key areas of focus are occupational stress, work wellbeing, and work-life balance. This Encyclopedia is the godfather of this new discipline, defining the diversity of its concepts, theories and methods. It will be the essential resource for scholars, practitioners and students for years to come.

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Occupational Health Psychology has emerged as a vital new field in its own right in recent years and its key areas of focus are occupational stress, work wellbeing, and work-life balance. This Encyclopedia is the godfather of this new discipline, defining the diversity of its concepts, theories and methods. It will be the essential resource for scholars, practitioners and students for years to come.

The scholarly field of occupational health psychology has emerged from the broad study of worker health and wellbeing, mixing concepts, theories and methods from occupational/organizational/business psychology and health psychology. Authoritative and comprehensive in scope, the Elgar Encyclopedia of Occupational Health Psychology offers definitions from job crafting, organizational justice, employee voice, workplace bullying, workplace health and wellbeing strategy, and interventions – to gig work, the four-day working week, remote and virtual work, entrepreneurship, technostress, and AI and Cobotics. This Encyclopedia is breaking new ground in helping to define this new field for psychologists across the globe.

Key Features:

• 72 entries covering each of the central topics in occupational health psychology
• Each entry provides a definition, key association, future directions and readings as a fundamental starting point for future research.
• All entries written by experts on occupational health psychology from around the world
Critical Acclaim
‘This is an Encyclopedia in the truest sense. It is your comprehensive source for all topics related to Occupational Health Psychology. Cooper, Brough, and Anderson have done it again with landmark, evidence-based tome captured in 72 chapters by the best and brightest of our field! It''s a must for the shelf of every Occupational Health Psychologist!’
– Gretchen Spreitzer, University of Michigan, US

‘The editors have produced a masterpiece, a global mapping of occupational health psychology, leading a world class team of scholars and practitioners. The volume covers all essential elements of OHP and is a required reference for students, researchers, professionals, and practitioners.’
– James Campbell Quick, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, The University of Texas at Arlington, US & Founding Editor, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology (APA)

‘The Elgar Encyclopedia of Occupational Health Psychology, containing over 70 entries on a comprehensive array of topics related to work-related psychological wellbeing, is a magnificent resource for scholars, practitioners and anyone interested in the health and well-being of people at work. The Encyclopedia provides a concise and informative coverage of all the essential issues relevant to this field.’
– Michael O’Driscoll, Emeritus Professor, University of Waikato, New Zealand

‘The overabundance of information and misinformation often overwhelm researchers in identifying what’s up-to-date, and what’s accurate. The Elgar Encyclopedia of Occupational Health Psychology does an excellent job of meeting this challenge. With the dedication of renowned scholars, the Encyclopedia presents a comprehensive collection of peer-verified, ready-to-use summaries on a full range of topics in the field.’
– Luo Lu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Foreword xiii
Stavroula Leka
Preface xiv
Cary Cooper, Paula Brough and
Vicki Anderson
1 Absenteeism, presenteeism
and leaveism 1
Ian Hesketh
2 A contemporary view on
job crafting 4
Maria Tims and Melissa Twemlow
3 Addressing the
psychosocial harm of
destructive leadership at work 7
Vicki Webster
4 Advancing psychological
contract scholarship 10
Yannick Griep, Johannes M.
Kraak and Samantha D. Hansen
5 An introduction to job insecurity 14
Tinne Vander Elst and Hans De Witte
6 Burnout 18
Michael P. Leiter
7 Cognitive appraisal 21
Mitchell J. Raper, Ben Searle
and Michelle R. Tuckey
8 Common mental disorders at work 24
Anthony D. LaMontagne and
Kathryn Page
9 Conceptualisation and
measurement of thriving at work 28
Sebastiaan Rothmann
10 Coping with stress 32
Amanda Biggs
11 Crossover of emotions and
experiences at the workplace 36
Mina Westman
12 The effectiveness of
individual interventions to
improve workplace health
and wellbeing 39
Christian van Stolk
13 Emotional intelligence of
leaders: implications for
wellbeing and performance 42
Ashlea C. Troth
14 Employee assistance
programmes (EAPs) 45
Andrew Kinder and Eugene Farrell
15 Employee retention and turnover 48
Peter W. Hom
16 Employee voice and silence 51
Maria Khan, Paula K.
Mowbray and Adrian Wilkinson
17 Entrepreneurship 54
Elliroma Gardiner, Jonas
Debrulle and Johan Maes
18 Equity, diversity, and
inclusion at work 57
Kate Hutchings and Snejina
19 Fatigue at work 61
Madeline Sprajcer and Drew Dawson
20 Fifth industrial revolution –
artificial intelligence and cobotics 65
Rudolf M. Oosthuizen
21 Five factor (big five) model
of personality 68
Ivan Robertson
22 Flexible work practices,
including family friendly practices 71
Oi Ling Siu
23 The four-day working week 75
David Frayne, Daiga Kamerade
and Brendan Burchell
24 Generational differences
and generational identity in
the workplace 78
Sean T. Lyons
25 Gig work 81
Alice Brawley Newlin, Madalyn
Filetti and João Branco Chaves
26 Impact of organizational
change on employees’ stress 84
Maria Vakola
27 Individual differences in
occupational health psychology 87
Annamaria Di Fabio
28 Individual, occupational
and organisational impacts
of workplace sexual harassment 91
Paula McDonald
29 Industrial relations 94
Michael Barry
30 Interpersonal conflict:
current and future
directions in occupational health 97
Ashley Nixon
31 Job demands and resources 100
Arnold B. Bakker
32 Job satisfaction and
organisational commitment 103
Maree Roche
33 Leadership development 106
David V. Day
34 Leadership styles and
workplace well-being 109
James Campbell Quick
35 Menstruation, maternity,
motherhood, and
menopause: milestones that
shape women’s careers and
work experiences 112
Rebecca Mitchell, Anna
Carmella Ocampo, Kerry
Sherman and Jun Gu
36 Mental health first aid
training in workplaces 115
Nicola Reavley and Anthony Jorm
37 Organisational citizenship
behaviour 118
Vicki Anderson and Paula Brough
38 Organizational climate and culture 122
Yiqiong Li and Vicki Anderson
39 Organizational
identification and employee health 126
Rolf van Dick and Svenja B. Frenzel
40 Organizational interventions 129
Karina Nielsen and Cristian Vasquez
41 Organizational justice 132
Patrick Raymund James M.
Garcia, Aeson Luiz Dela Cruz
and Amrita Gautam
42 Perceived organisational support 135
May Young Loh and Mohd
Awang Idris
43 Person-environment fit 139
Amy Kristof-Brown
44 Positive psychological
capital and the hero within:
meaning, measurement,
impact and development 142
Fred Luthans, Kyle Luthans and
Brett Luthans
45 Presenteeism interventions 146
Caroline Biron and Maria
46 Primary/secondary/tertiary
interventions 149
Caroline Biron and Marie-Ève
Beauchamp Legault
47 Psychosocial risk management 153
Kirsten Way and Annabelle Neall
48 Psychosocial safety climate 157
Maureen Dollard, May Young
Loh and Rachael Potter
49 PTSD in populations at
high risk for workplace
traumatic exposure 161
Shannon L. Wagner and Nicole White
50 Remote work 165
Maria Karanika-Murray and
Caroline Biron
51 The role of policy for the
promotion of a healthy
psychosocial work environment 168
Stavroula Leka and Aditya Jain
52 Safety climate 171
Adam Robertson, Jennifer
Chelsea Veres and Rebecca Loudoun
53 Shaping the future
of migrant workers’
occupational health
research: trends and considerations 174
Sheetal Gai
54 Shiftwork and work hours 179
Philip Tucker
55 Stress management 182
Annabelle Neall and Kirsten Way
56 Stress versus strain 186
Philip Dewe
57 Technostress 188
Jean-François Stich and
Monideepa Tarafdar
58 Theories of workplace stress 191
Kimberly E. O’Brien
59 Unpacking age inclusive
practices at work 194
Katrina Radford and Ellie Meissner
60 Vocational psychology for
occupational health 197
Paul J. Hartung
61 Well-being in work teams 200
Cristian Vasquez and Nicola Thomas
62 Workaholism 203
Malissa A. Clark
63 Work design theories 206
Sharon K. Parker, Tristan C.
Borman and E. İlker Camgšz
64 Work engagement 209
Marisa Salanova, Susana
Llorens and Valeria Cruz
65 Work, physical activity,
health, and productivity 213
Richard J. L. Heron
66 Worker health and productivity 216
Stacey L. Parker
67 Work-family conflict,
balance, and enhancement 219
Sudong Shang, Matthew J.
Xerri and Alannah E. Rafferty
68 Workload 223
Paul E. Spector
69 Work performance 226
Mark A. Griffin
70 Workplace bullying 229
Michelle R. Tuckey and Elfi Baillien
71 Workplace health and
wellbeing strategy 232
Rachel Nayani, David Watson,
Olga Tregaskis and Kevin Daniels
72 Workplace wellbeing 235
Matthew J. Xerri, Alannah
Rafferty and Sudong Shang
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