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Stress Management in the Construction Industry

Stress Management in the Construction Industry

Mei-yung Leung, Isabelle Yee Shan Chan, Cary L. Cooper

ISBN: 978-1-118-45639-2

Dec 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

280 pages

$112.99

Description

This systematic review of stress management in construction will help an understanding of the issues and theory as well as offering practical recommendations.

  • addresses the growing concern to make work in construction healthier, safer, and more productive
  • integrates research results, survey statistics and scenario analyses to reveal underlying causes of stress
  • offers recommendations for reducing Stress

About the Authors vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xi

Chapter 1 Construction Personnel in Practice 1

1.1 Background to Stress Management in Construction 1

1.2 Construction Organisations 3

1.3 Construction Personnel 8

1.4 Construction Projects 12

1.5 Stress in the Construction Industry 14

References 28

Chapter 2 Theories of Stress 37

2.1 The History of Stress Theory 37

2.2 Arousal Theories 41

2.3 Appraisal and Regulatory Theories 44

2.4 Summary 48

References 48

Chapter 3 Stress 53

3.1 Stress Levels of Construction Personnel 53

3.2 Development of a Conceptual Model of Stress 65

3.3 Research Results on Stress among Construction Personnel 66

3.4 Case Studies 77

3.5 Practical Implications 84

3.6 Summary 85

References 86

Chapter 4 Sources of Stress Affecting Construction Personnel 91

4.1 Stressors Affecting Construction Personnel 91

4.2 Development of a Conceptual Model of Stressors and Stress 104

4.3 Research Results on Stressors and Different Construction Personnel 105

4.4 Case Studies 128

4.5 Practical Implications 137

References 140

Chapter 5 Consequences of Stress 149

5.1 Consequences of Stress Affecting Construction Personnel 149

5.2 (Inter)Personal Performance of Construction Personnel 149

5.3 Task Performance of Construction Personnel 151

5.4 Organisational Performance of Construction Personnel 152

5.5 Development of a Conceptual Model of Stress and Performance 153

5.6 Research Results on Stress and Performance of Construction Personnel 158

5.7 Discussion 165

5.8 Case Studies 169

5.9 Practical Implications 177

References 178

Chapter 6 Stress Management 185

6.1 Coping Behaviours 185

6.2 Effectiveness of Coping Behaviours 195

6.3 Determinants of Various Coping Behaviours 196

6.4 Developing a Conceptual Model of the Individual Coping Behaviours of Construction Personnel 197

6.5 Studies on the Coping Behaviours of Construction Personnel 198

6.6 Case Studies 211

6.7 Discussion 217

6.8 Practical Implications 223

6.9 Summary 224

References 225

Chapter 7 Conclusions 233

7.1 Stress Management for Construction Personnel 233

7.2 Practical Recommendations 242

7.3 Recommendations for Further Research 246

7.4 Conclusion 249

References 251

Index 257