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Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Volume III, Work and Wellbeing



Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Volume III, Work and Wellbeing

Peter Y. Chen (Editor), Cary Cooper (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-71621-2 February 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 536 Pages


Part of the six-volume reference set Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, this volume is a comprehensive look at wellbeing in the workplace at organizational, managerial, and individual levels.

  • Discusses the implications of theory and practice in the field of workplace wellbeing
  • Incorporates not only coverage of workplace stress in relation to wellbeing, but also aspects of positive psychology
  • Explores the role of governments in promoting work place well being
  • Part of the six-volume set Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research on wellbeing from across the social sciences
  • Topics include work-life balance; coping strategies and characters of individuals; characteristics of workplaces and organizational strategies that are conducive to wellbeing; and many more

About the Editors ix

Contributors xi

Full Contents of Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide xiii

Introduction to Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide xxvii

Part 1 Introduction 1

1 Introduction: From Stress to Happiness 3
Peter Y. Chen and Cary L. Cooper

2 Conceptualizing and Measuring Wellbeing at Work 9
Cynthia D. Fisher

Part 2 Resources, Coping, and Control 35

3 Job DemandswResources Theory 37
Arnold B. Bakker and Evangelia Demerouti

4 Positive Psychology and Coping: Towards a Better Understanding of the Relationship 65
Philip Dewe

5 The Role of Workplace Control in Positive Health and Wellbeing 91
Erin M. Eatough and Paul E. Spector

Part 3 Happy Workers and Happy Organizations 111

6 The Happy Worker: Revisiting the "Happy–Productive Worker" Thesis 113
Peter Hosie and Nada ElRakhawy

7 Organizational Characteristics of Happy Organizations 139
Bret L. Simmons

Part 4 Character and Wellbeing 157

8 Character and Wellbeing 159
Thomas A. Wright and Tyler Lauer

9 Stress, Health, and Wellbeing in Practice: Workplace Leadership and Leveraging Stress for Positive Outcomes 175
James Campbell Quick, Joel Bennett, and M. Blake Hargrove

Part 5 Organizational Strategies to Promote Wellbeing 205

10 Cancer, Work, and the Quality of Working Life: A Narrative Review 207
Tom Cox, Sara MacLennan, and James N'Dow

11 Lead Well, Be Well: Leadership Behaviors Influence Employee Wellbeing 235
Jennifer Robertson and Julian Barling

12 Organizational Coping Strategies and Wellbeing 253
Gordon Tinline and Matthew Smeed

13 Workplace Mistreatment: Recent Developments in Theory, Research, and Interventions 263
Michael Hanrahan and Michael P. Leiter

14 The Sustainable Workforce: Organizational Strategies for Promoting Work–Life Balance and Wellbeing 295
Ellen Ernst Kossek, Monique Valcour, and Pamela Lirio

15 Development of a Theoretically Grounded Model of Sexual Harassment Awareness Training Effectiveness 319
Lisa M. Kath and Vicki J. Magley

16 The Working Wounded: Stigma and Return to Work 339
Lori Francis, James E. Cameron, E. Kevin Kelloway, Victor M. Catano, Arla L. Day, and C. Gail Hepburn

17 Job Stress in University Academics: Evidence from an Australian National Study 357
Anthony H. Winefield

Part 6 From Research to National Policy 379

18 Longitudinal Research in Occupational Stress: A Review of Methodological Issues 381
Robert C. Brusso, Konstantin P. Cigularov, and Rachel C. Callan

19 Measuring Wellbeing in Modern Societies 409
Paul Allin

Index 465

"The Guide’s major strengths are its breadth and depth with reviews of the literature, case studies, empirical findings, historical reflections, and future guidance. Scientists working on any subfield can now see how their work informs other fields and ideas for interdisciplinary projects." (PsycCRITIQUES, March 2015)

"I would recommend this book for acquisition. Each volume has its own ISBN and there are volume indexes, rather than a master index, so specialist libraries could purchase individual volumes. The different volumes hang together well however, so I would recommend getting the set if possible. This set has arrived on the crest of a wave of academic and, to a lesser extent, public interest. Academic libraries catering for courses in psychology, health-related subjects, education, social policy or economics will all find useful material here." (Reference Reviews, 2014)

“This series could complement a variety of libraries, such as a home or personal library, office, or academic setting. Wellbeing is a global topic that influences each individual. This series is a valuable resource.” (American Reference Books Annual, 1 June 2014)