Improving Organizational Interventions for Psychosocial Stress and Well-Being: Addressing Process and Context

February 12, 2013

improvingorganizationalFrom the publisher:

This book brings together a number of experts in the field of organizational interventions for stress and well-being, and discusses the importance of process and context issues to the success or failure of such interventions. The book explores how context and process can be incorporated into program evaluation, providing examples of how this can be done, and offers insights that aim to improve working life.

Although there is a substantial body of research supporting a causal relationship between working conditions and employee stress and well-being, information on how to develop effective strategies to reduce or eliminate psychosocial risks in the workplace is much more scarce, ambiguous and inconclusive. Indeed, researchers in this field have so far attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of organizational interventions to improve workers’ health and well-being, but little attention has been paid to the strategies and processes likely to enhance or undermine interventions. The focus of this volume will help to overcome this qualitative-quantitative divide.

This book discusses conceptual developments, practical applications, and methodological issues in the field. As such it is suitable for students, practitioners and researchers in the fields of organizational psychology and clinical psychology, as well as human resources management, health & safety, medicine, occupational health, risk management and public health.

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Improving Organizational Interventions for Psychosocial Stress and Well-Being: Addressing Process and Context, edited by Caroline Biron, Maria Karanika-Murray, and Cary L. Cooper. New York, NY : Routledge, 2012. 367 p.  ISBN 9781848720565 (hardcover)

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