Janet Barnes–Farrell, President , Society for Occupational Health Psychology
This first volume on Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology presents a comprehensive coverage of topics which are highly salient to psycho–social health and well–being, along with critical reviews and discussion of the research in this field. Chapters have been written by various scholars, many of whom have widespread international recognition. The book will be a valuable reference source for researchers, practitioners and students of occupational health psychology. Michael P. O Driscoll, University of Waikato
With this volume, Houdmont and Leka have made an impressive start to what is likely to be a highly influential research series in the field of occupational health psychology. Both established and emerging topics are covered in a volume that will be of considerable interest to both researchers and practitioners. E. Kevin Kelloway, Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health Psychology
Published in association with the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP) and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP), Contemporary Issues in Occupational Health Psychology is a definitive new reference series presenting state–of–the–art research from leading academics and practitioners in the field. Volumes will be published every two years. Topics of contemporary relevance to occupational health psychology researchers, practitioners, educators, and students are presented with an emphasis on linking theory with practice.
The first volume includes contributions on the process of evaluating workplace health interventions, economic stress and employee well–being, work–family positive spillover, and psychological flexibility.
Contributors to Volume 1 (2010–2011) include Arnold Bakker (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Frank Bond (Goldsmiths, University of London), Maureen Dollard (University of South Australia), Leslie Hammer (Portland State University), Robert Karasek (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Michiel A.J. Kompier (Radboud University Nijmegen), Tahira Probst (Washington State University Vancouver), Wilmar B. Schaufeli (Utrecht University), Arie Shirom (Tel–Aviv University), Robert R. Sinclair (Clemson University) Toon Taris (Radboud University Nijmegen), Noreen Tehrani (Child Exploitation adn Online Protection Centre, U.K.), and Töres Theorell (Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet).
List of Contributors.
1 A Multilevel Model of Economic Stress and Employee Well–Being (Robert R. Sinclair, Lindsay E. Sears, Tahira Probst, and Mark Zajack).
2 Developing New Ways of Evaluating Organizational–Level Interventions (Karina Nielsen, Raymond Randall, and Karl Bang Christensen).
3 Leadership and Employee Health: A Challenge in the Contemporary Workplace (Töres Theorell, Peggy Bernin, Anna Nyberg, Gabriel Oxenstierna, Julia Romanowska, and Hugo Westerlund).
4 Employee Burnout and Health: Current Knowledge and Future Research Paths (Arie Shirom).
5 Large–Scale Job Stress Interventions: The Dutch Experience (Toon W. Taris, Ingrid van der Wal, and Michiel A. J. Kompier).
6 The Neglected Employees: Work Life Balance and a Stress Management Intervention Program for Low–Qualifi ed Workers (Christine Busch, Henning Staar, Carl Åborg, Susanne Roscher, and Antje Ducki).
7 Personal Resources and Work Engagement in the Face of Change (Machteld van den Heuvel, Evangelia Demerouti, Arnold B. Bakker, and Wilmar B. Schaufeli).
8 Work and Health: Curvilinearity Matters (Maria Karanika–Murray).
9 Peer Assistance Programs in the Workplace: Social Support Theory and the Provision of Effective Assistance to Employees in Need (Maya Golan, Yael Bacharach, and Peter Bamberger).
10 Individual Adaptation to the Changing Workplace: A Model of Causes, Consequences, and Outcomes (Jane D. Parent).
11 Building Psychosocial Safety Climate: Evaluation of a Socially Coordinated PAR Risk Management Stress Prevention Study (Maureen F. Dollard and Robert A. Karasek).
12 Internet Addiction and the Workplace (Noreen Tehrani).
13 Organizational Culture and Knowledge Management Systems for Promoting Organizational Health and Safety (Dolores Díaz–Cabrera, Estefanía Hernández–Fernaud, Yeray Ramos–Sapena, and Sara Casenave).
14 Work Family Positive Spillover: Where Have We Been and What Lies Ahead? (Kristi L. Zimmerman and Leslie B. Hammer).
15 The Impact of Psychological Flexibility and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) on Health and Productivity at Work (Frank W. Bond, Paul E. Flaxman, Marc J. P. M. van Veldhoven, and Michal Biron).
16 Corporate Social Responsibility and Psychosocial Risk Management (Stavroula Leka, Gerard Zwetsloot, and Aditya Jain).
17 Risk Factors, Consequences, and Management of Aggression in Healthcare Environments (Benjamin Brooks, Alice Staniford, Maureen Dollard, and Richard J. Wiseman).
"Though, as may be expected, some chapters are stronger as a review than others, this first volume of a series on contemporary OHP by Nottingham University and Wiley–Blackwell is a commendable initiative." (Scandinavian Journal of Work, 2011)