Psychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific by Maureen F. DollardPsychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific by Maureen F. Dollard

Psychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific

byMaureen F. DollardEditorAkihito Shimazu, Rusli Bin Nordin

Hardcover | July 3, 2014

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The past several decades of rapid organizational change and global economic activity beseech a fresh understanding of work conditions and mental health across all nations and regions. This volume addresses psychosocial factors at work, legislation, frameworks, research innovations and common perceptions in the Asia Pacific countries. It presents new research on psychosocial factors at work from an Asia Pacific perspective, introducing exciting new research on workaholism, bullying, work-life balance and conflict, work demands classifications, and psychosocial safety climate. Insights regarding workplace psychosocial factors, worker health and well-being have evolved mainly within North American and European cultural contexts and developed industrial countries. This state of the art account of knowledge development in the Asia Pacific region will stimulate new insights for researchers and policy makers to improve the quality of workers' lives worldwide.

"This very informative book highlights the significance and uniqueness of job stress problems encountered by workers of different countries in the Asia Pacific region. Occupational health researchers all around the world will find this book a great inspiration for future research."

Yawen Cheng, ScD, Institute of Health Policy and Management, Taiwan

"Initiatives and interventions reported from collaborative projects present useful hints for filling gaps in policies and practices for managing psychosocial risk factors in diverse work-life situations in the Asia Pacific region".

Dr. Kazutaka Kogi, President, International Commission of Occupational Health

Prof Maureen Dollard is Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology and Director of the Centre for Applied Psychological Research and the Work & Stress Research Group at the University of South Australia. She has a national and international reputation in the area of occupational stress and has published 2 books and over 100 book c...
Title:Psychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia PacificFormat:HardcoverDimensions:396 pagesPublished:July 3, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401789746

ISBN - 13:9789401789745


Table of Contents

PART I: PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS AT WORK IN THE ASIA PACIFIC.- Chapter 1: The Context of Psychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific; Maureen F. Dollard, Akihito Shimazu, Rusli Bin Nordin, Paula Brough and Michelle R. Tuckey.- Chapter 2: Psychosocial Factors at Work in Japan, Korea, Australia and China; Norito Kawakami, Jungsun Park, Maureen F. Dollard and Junming Dai.-PART II: INNOVATIONS IN METHOD FOR WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY.- Chapter 3: Cultural Distinctiveness in Response Bias; Noboru Iwata.- Chapter 4: Timing in Methods for Studying Psychosocial Factors at Work; Christian Dormann and Bart Van de Ven.- Chapter 5: Momentary Measurement of Psychosocial Factors; Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi.- Chapter 6: A Multi-Level Study of Psychosocial Safety Climate, Challenge and Hindrance Demands, Employee Exhaustion, Engagement and Physical Health; Yulita, Mohd Awang Idris and Maureen F. Dollard.- Chapter 7: Comparing the Impact of Occupation-Specific and Generic Work Characteristics; Paula Brough and Amanda Biggs.- Chapter 8: Enacting Job Demands and Resources: Exploring Processes and Links with Individual Outcomes; Carolyn M. Boyd and Michelle R. Tuckey.- PART III: PSYCHOSOCIAL RISKS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC.- Chapter 9: Dominant Culture and Bullying; Personal Accounts of Workers in Malaysia; Sharon Kwan, Michelle R. Tuckey and Maureen F. Dollard.- Chapter 10: Australian and Japanese Differences in Predispositions to Anger: Looking at Targets of Interpersonal Anger in the Workplace; Sarven S. McLinton and Maureen F. Dollard.- Chapter 11: Workaholism and Work Addictions in Japanese Workers; Nobuko Matsuoka and Akihito Shimazu.- Chapter 12: Mental Health of the Unemployed in Japan; Miho Takahashi and Anthony H. Winefield.- PART IV: PHYSICAL HEALTH RISKS AT WORK.- Chapter 13: Using Evidence to Improve the Management Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders; Jodi Oakman.- Chapter 14: Psychosocial Factors and Physical Safety; Valerie O'Keeffe and Michelle R. Tuckey.- PART V: WORK-LIFE BALANCE.- Chapter 15: Malaysian Model of Work-Family Interface: Similar or Different from the West? Zaiton Hassan, Maureen F. Dollard and Anthony H. Winefield.- Chapter 16: Work-family Conflict and Worker Well-Being in China; Jian Li and Peter Angerer.- Chapter 17: Worklife Enrichment; Paula Brough, Zaiton Hassan and Mike O'Driscoll.- PART VI: INTERVENTIONS IN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY.- Chapter 18: Individual Approaches Stress Management; Cindy Biding and Rusli Nordin.- Chapter 19: Organizational Interventions; Amanda Biggs, Andrew Noblet and Amanda Allisey.- Chapter 20: National Benchmarking and Standards for Psychosocial Factors; Tessa Bailey and Maureen F. Dollard.- VII: CONCLUSION.- Chapter 21: Psychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific: Final Thoughts and Future Research Directions; Paula Brough, Maureen F. Dollard and Michelle Tuckey.