The Handbook of Stress and Health. A Guide to Research and Practice

  • ID: 3984557
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  • 728 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Stress is linked to seven of the ten leading causes of death in developed nations, yet paradoxically successful adaptation to stress can enable individuals to flourish.The Handbook of Stress and Health is a comprehensive and authoritative work that brings together and explores state–of–the–art research on the link between stress and health outcomes. It covers theories connecting stress to ill health, moderating factors, intervention studies to minimize the effects of stress, and preventative strategies to enhance well–being across a range of contexts including the family, workplace and community. Specific coverage includes stress and cancer, humor in the workplace, sleep and well–being, burnout and engagement, stress and disturbed eating, and socioeconomic inequities in health.
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Notes on Contributors ix

Introduction 1Cary L. Cooper and James Campbell Quick


1 Bridging the Science Policy and Policy Implementation Gaps: A Crucial Challenge 7Lennart Levi

2 The Effort Reward Imbalance Model 24Johannes Siegrist

3 Understanding Burnout: New Models 36Christina Maslach and Michael P. Leiter

4 Happiness and Mental Health: A Framework of Vitamins in the Environment and Mental Processes in the Person 57Peter Warr

5 Understanding the Connections between Positive Affect and Health 75Marie P. Cross and Sarah D. Pressman


6 Work, Stress, and Cardiovascular Disease 99Peter L. Schnall, Marnie Dobson, and Paul Landsbergis

7 Stress and Cancer 125Christoffer Johansen, Ivalu Katajavaara Sørensen, Beverley Lim Høeg, Pernille E. Bidstrup, and Susanne O. Dalton

8 Stress and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 135Bjørn Grinde

9 The Double Burden of Work Stress and Depression: A Workplace Intervention 147Debra Lerner, David A. Adler, William H. Rogers, Hong Chang, Annabel Greenhill, and Francisca Azocar

10 Stress, Recovery, Sleep, and Burnout 168Sharon Toker and Samuel Melamed

11 Stress and Eating Disturbed Behavior 186Derrick A. Bennett

12 Stress and Musculoskeletal Injury 210Meredith M. Hartzell, Cameron D. T. Dodd, and Robert J. Gatchel

13 Managing the Impact of Advanced Complex Illness on Family Caregiver and Professional Caregiver Stress: A Role for Palliative Care 223Gregory R. Harper, Bridget Blitz, Catherine Serena, Donna Stevens, and Daniel E. Ray

14 Crossover of Burnout and Engagement from Managers to Followers: The Role of Social Support 236Mina Westman and Shoshi Chen

15 Stress and Addiction 252Ann Roche, Victoria Kostadinov, and Jane Fischer


16 Locus of Control 283Ning Hou, Alexa Doerr, Brandon A. Johnson, and Peter Y. Chen

17 The Type A Behavior Pattern 299Geir Arild Espnes, Unni Karin Moksnes, and Donald Glenn Byrne

18 Emotional Intelligence, Health, and Stress 312Gerald Matthews, Moshe Zeidner, and Richard D. Roberts

19 Gender, Workplace Stress, and Coping 327Faye K. Cocchiara

20 Socioeconomic Inequities in Health: The Power of Social Relationships 337Catherine A. Heaney and Annekatrin Hoppe


21 Lazarus and Folkman s Psychological Stress and Coping Theory 351Amanda Biggs, Paula Brough, and Suzie Drummond

22 Coping with Interpersonal Mistreatment: Not a Case of Either Or, but Rather It Depends 365Rebecca Michalak, Sandra Kiffin–Petersen, and Neal M. Ashkanasy

23 Creating Well–Being among Older People: An Eastern Perspective 388Luo Lu

24 Optimism, Coping, and Well–Being 400Charles S. Carver and Michael F. Scheier

25 Seligman s Positive Psychology: Past, Present and Future Connections with Organizational Research 415Thomas A. Wright

26 Demand, Resources, and Their Relationship with Coping: Developments, Issues, and Future Directions 427Philip Dewe

27 Conservation of Resources Theory: Resource Caravans and Passageways in Health Contexts 443Lucie Holmgreen, Vanessa Tirone, James Gerhart, and Stevan E. Hobfoll


28 Enhancing Mental Well–Being 461Wayne Martin, Brian Jamel Dixon, and Helen Thomas

29 Cancer Survivorship, Cancer–Related PTSD, and Positive Change: A Narrative Overview 472Tom Cox, Gianina–Ioana Postavaru, Fehmidah Munir, Juliet Hassard, and Sara MacLennan

30 Sleep, Work, and Well–Being 485Erica Carleton and Julian Barling

31 Sleep, Cognitive and Mood Symptoms in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Examining the Role of the Gut Brain Axis 501Amy Wallis, Melinda L. Jackson, Michelle Ball, Donald P. Lewis, and Dorothy Bruck

32 Funny or Funnier? A Review of the Benefits (and Detriments) of Humor in theWorkplace 523Michael Sliter, Morgan Jones, and Dennis Devine

33 Building Positive Psychological Resources: The Effects of Mindfulness, Work Breaks, and Positive Reflection 538Elisabeth K. Gilbert, Trevor A. Foulk, and Joyce E. Bono


34 Well–Being in Neighborhoods: Current Research and Future Practice 555Christopher T. Boyko and Rachel Cooper

35 Creating Workplace Well–Being: Time for Practical Wisdom 570Joel B. Bennett, John Weaver, Mim Senft, and Michael Neeper

36 Well–Being and Aesthetics: A Social Perspective on the Aged Body in Modern Dance 605Stina Johansson and Maria Sjölund

37 Social Class, Health, Stress, and Heart Disease: Applying a Prevention Model 630Demetria F. Henderson, Debra L. Nelson, and James Campbell Quick

Author Index 647

Subject Index 669

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Sir Cary L. Cooper CBE is 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School. He is the author or editor of more than 160 books on occupational stress, women at work and industrial and organizational psychology, has written over 400 scholarly articles for academic journals, and is a frequent media commentator. He is Founding Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior, a former Editor–in–Chief of the medical journal Stress and Health, Co–editor of the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness, Founding President of the British Academy of Management, Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences, President of Relate, and a Clinical Advisor to Anxiety UK. He was knighted in 2014 for services to social science. 

James Campbell (Jim) Quick is Distinguished University Professor and holds the Goolsby–J.A. Fouse Endowed Chair at The University of Texas at Arlington. He is also a Professor at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. He retired from the US Air Force in 2000 after 25 years of active, commissioned service. He teaches ethics, leadership, and stress management and his current research centers on character and leadership. He is Vice President of the Clan Campbell Educational Foundation, and served on the DOD′s Defense Health Board (2008–2011) for his expertise in prevention and psychological health and well–being.
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