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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Occupational Safety and Workplace Health




The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Occupational Safety and Workplace Health

Sharon Clarke, Tahira M. Probst, Frank W. Guldenmund, Jonathan Passmore

ISBN: 978-1-118-97898-6 November 2015 Wiley-Blackwell 560 Pages

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  • A Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Psychology focusing on occupational safety and workplace health.
  • The editors draw on their collective experience to present thematically structured material from leading thinkers and practitioners in the USA, Europe, and Asia Pacific
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the major contributions that psychology can make toward the improvement of workplace safety and employee health
  • Equips those who need it most with cutting-edge research on key topics including wellbeing, safety culture, safety leadership, stress, bullying, workplace health promotion and proactivity

About the Editors vii

About the Contributors viii

Foreword by Professor Lois E. Tetrick xiv

Series Editor Preface xvi

Railway Children xviii

1 The Psychology of Occupational Safety and Workplace health 1
Sharon Clarke, Tahira M. Probst, Frank Guldenmund, and Jonathan Passmore

Part I Occupational Safety 13

2 Personality and Individual Differences 15
Mickey B. Smith, Patti Jordan, and J. Craig Wallace

3 The Mediating Effects of Behavior 38
Jeff Foster and Stephen B. Nichols

4 The Influence of Peer Norms 61
Sílvia Agostinho Silva and Carla Santos Fugas

5 Safety Leadership 83
Jennifer H. K. Wong, E. Kevin Kelloway, and Daniel W. Makhan

6 Trust-Based Approaches to Safety and Productivity 111
Stacey M. Conchie, Helena E. Woodcock, and Paul J. Taylor

7 Jobs and Safety Behavior 133
Nik Chmiel and Isabelle Hansez

Part II Workplace Health and Well-Being 155

8 The Job Demands-Resources Model 157
Toon W. Taris and Wilmar B. Schaufeli

9 Working Hours, Health, and Well-Being 181
Michael P. O’Driscoll and Maree Roche

10 Exposure to Aggression in the Workplace 205
Morten Birkeland Nielsen, Helge Hoel, Dieter Zapf, and Ståle Einarsen

11 Proactivity for Mental Health and Well-Being 228
Francesco Cangiano and Sharon K. Parker

12 Employee Well-Being and Safety Behaviors 251
Jonathon R. B. Halbesleben and Tom Bellairs

13 Organizational Climate 272
Sara Guediri and Mark A. Griffin

Part III Improving Occupational Safety and Workplace Health in Organizations 299

14 Behavior-Based Approaches to Occupational Safety 301
E. Scott Geller and Zechariah J. Robinson

15 Safety Training 327
Michael J. Burke and Caitlin E. Smith Sockbeson

16 Safety Climate and Supervisory-Based Interventions 357
Gil Luria

17 Workplace Health Promotion 377
Arla Day and Thomas Helson

18 Psychosocial Safety Climate 414
Amy Zadow and Maureen F. Dollard

19 Organizational Safety Culture 437
Frank Guldenmund

20 Patient Safety Culture 459
Andrea Bishop, Mark Fleming, and Rhona Flin

21 Managing Uncertainty in High-Risk Environments 485
Gudela Grote

22 Risk Management 506
A. Ian Glendon

Index 530

"The contributors to this book are an international team of experts on occupational health and safety that together have produced an intergrated set of essays that encompass the wide spectrum of psychological knowledge in this field. The substance of the book has high merit for both academic and practitioners in this subject area as well as those who may wish to have a more enlightened understanding of the Psychological influences on Health and Safety at Work." (South West Review 2016)