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An Introduction to Work and Organizational Psychology: An International Perspective, 3rd Edition

Nik Chmiel (Editor), Franco Fraccaroli (Editor), Magnus Sverke (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-119-16802-7
560 pages
April 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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This fully updated edition of a best-selling textbook provides the most comprehensive introduction to issues in work and organizational psychology with an international perspective; reflecting current advancements in the workplace, the book brings together the expertise of leading thinkers and practitioners.

  • Fully updated third edition of the best-selling textbook on work and organizational psychology now with an international perspective
  • Presents a solid foundation on a range of core topics including working with technology, the impact on employees when organizations change, and maintaining the work-life balance
  • Updated throughout to include recently emerging themes and current views in the field
  • Includes five new case studies covering age management, diversity at the top, resilience development, respect at work and a strategic approach to improving wellbeing in the workplace
  • Provides instructor and student support includes key studies, research close-ups, discussion points and five extensive case studies
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors xi

Foreword xix
Wilmar Schaufeli

Introduction xxi
Nik Chmiel, Franco Fraccaroli and Magnus Sverke

Part I: Job-Focused 1

1. What Do People Really Do at Work? Job Analysis and Design 3
Stephen A. Woods and Daniel P. Hinton

2. How Do I Get a Job, What Are They Looking For? Personnel Selection and Assessment 25
Silvia Moscoso, Jesús F. Salgado and Neil Anderson

3. How Can I Shape My Job to Suit Me Better? Job Crafting for Sustainable Employees and Organizations 48
Pascale M. Le Blanc, Evangelia Demerouti and Arnold B. Bakker

4. What Am I Supposed to Do in My Job? Set Goals and Appraise Your People 64
Gary P. Latham

5. Why Is My Job So Stressful? Characteristics, Processes and Models of Stress at Work 80
Jan de Jonge and Christian Dormann

6. Digital Technologies at Work Are Great, Aren’t They? The Development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Their Relevance in the World of Work 102
Christian Korunka and Matti Vartiainen

7. Whose Side Is Technology On, Really? on the Interdependence of Work and Technology 121
Michael Allvin and Fredrik Movitz

8. Why Did I Choose That Career Path? Approaches to Vocational Choices and People’s Readiness to Self-Manage their Own Career Paths 137
Guido Sarchielli

Part II: Organization-Focused 159

9. How Do We Get New Entrants ‘On Board’? Organizational Socialization, Psychological Contracts, and Realistic Job Previews 161
Allison M. Ellis and Talya N. Bauer

10. How Does Power Affect Those Who Have It and Those Who Don’t? Power Inside Organizations 176
Lourdes Munduate and Francisco J. Medina

11. Does It Matter Who Leads Us? The Study of Organizational Leadership 192
E. Kevin Kelloway and Stephanie Gilbert

12. Why Are We in a Team? Effects of Teamwork and How to Enhance Team Effectiveness 212
Annika Lantz Friedrich and Daniela Ulber

13. How Do We React When Our Organization Changes? Perspectives on Employees’ Appraisal of Change, Consequences and Mitigating Factors 233
Magnus Sverke, Helena Falkenberg, Johnny Hellgren, Chang-qin Lu and Jaco Pienaar

14. How Do We Feel and Behave When We’re Not Permanent Full-Time Employees? The Case of the Diverse Forms of Non-Standard Work 258
Claudia Bernhard-Oettel, Nele De Cuyper, Megan Murphy and Catherine E. Connelly

15. Why Should Organizations Treat their Employees Fairly? Definition, Relevance, and Consequences of Justice at Work 276
Constanze Eib and Guillaume Soenen

16. What Does Our Organization Do to Help Our Well-Being? Creating Healthy Workplaces and Workers 295
Arla Day and Karina Nielsen

Part III: People-Focused 315

17. Does It Matter Who We Are? Personality at Work 317
Adrian Furnham

18. How Do I Learn What to Do? How the Science of Training Supports Learning 335
Amanda Woods, Julie Dinh and Eduardo Salas

19. How Much Effort Will I Put into My Work? It Depends on Your Type of Motivation 354
Anja Van den Broeck, Joseph Carpini, Hannes Leroy and James M. Diefendorff

20. How Do We Handle Computer-Based Technology? What Is the Cost/Benefit Ratio of Technology for Workers? 373
Fred R. H. Zijlstra and Anne-Sophie Nyssen

21. Why Do I Put Myself and Others in Danger or Help Increase Safety? Person- and Situation-Related Causes of Safety Behaviours 388
Nik Chmiel and Gudela Grote

22. Does It Matter Whether I Am a Happy and Committed Worker? The Role of Identification, Commitment and Job Satisfaction for Employee Behaviour 410
Rolf van Dick and Lucas Monzani

23. How Does Work Fit with My Life? The Relation Between Flexible Work Arrangements, Work–Life Balance and Recovery from Work 430
Göran Kecklund, Debby G. J. Beckers, Constanze Leineweber and Philip Tucker

24. What Happens When I Get Older? Older Workers, Late Careers and Transitions to Retirement 448
Franco Fraccaroli, Marco Depolo and Mo Wang

Part IV: Advising the Organization 469

25. How Do We Work with Organizations? 471
Henry Honkanen and Diana Rus

Case Studies 489

26. A Strategic Approach to Improving Well-Being in a Large Railway Company 491
Ivan Robertson, Matthew Smeed and Victoria Ward

27. Humiliation: Why We Deserve Respect at Work 498
Barbara Ko usznik

28. Resilience Development Through an Organization-Led Well-Being Initiative 506
Katharina Näswall, Sanna Malinen and Joana Kuntz

29. Positive Action: Effectively Increasing Diversity at the Top 514
Nic Hammarling

30. Age Management 521
Christian Stamov-Roßnagel

Index 529

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