Theories of Organizational Stress

Paperback | March 16, 2000

EditorCary L. Cooper

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During the past two decades, the nature of work has changed dramatically, as more and more organizations downsize, outsource and move toward short-term contracts, part-time working and teleworking. The costs of stress in the workplace in most of the developed and developing world have risenaccordingly in terms of increased sickness absence, labour turnover, burnout, premature death and decreased productivity. This book, in one volume, provides all the major theories of organizational stress from the leading researchers and writers in the field. It is a guide to identifying the sources of pressures in jobs and the workplace so that we may be able to intervene to change and manage the growing problem oforganizational stress.

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During the past two decades, the nature of work has changed dramatically, as more and more organizations downsize, outsource and move toward short-term contracts, part-time working and teleworking. The costs of stress in the workplace in most of the developed and developing world have risenaccordingly in terms of increased sickness abs...

Cary L. Cooper is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Organizational Behaviour (Wiley and Sons) and is also on the Editorial Board of many other journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, British Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Leadership and Organization Development Journal, and the Employ...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 16, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019829705X

ISBN - 13:9780198297055

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Table of Contents

Cary L. Cooper: Introduction1. Terry Beehr: An Organizational Psychology Meta-Model of Occupational Stress2. Jeffrey R. Edwards, Robert D. Caplan, and R. Van Harrison: Person-Environment Fit Theory3. Christina Maslach: A Multidimensional Theory of Burnout4. Ellen I. Shupe and Joseph E. McGrath: Stress and the Sojourner5. Thomas G. Cummings and Cary L. Cooper: A Cybernetic Theory of Organizational Stress6. Jeffrey R. Edwards: Cybernetic Theory of Stress, Coping, and Well-Being7. Paul E. Spector: A Control Theory of the Job Stress Process8. Doris Fay, Sabine Sonnentag, and Michael Frese: Stressors, Innovation, and Personal Initiative9. Johannes Siegrist: Adverse Health Effects of Effort-Reward Imbalance at Work10. Tores Theorell: Job Characteristics in a Theoretical and Practical Health Context11. Marc Schabracq: The Ethological Theory of Stress12. Jonathan D. Quick, James Campbell Quick, and Debra L. Nelson: The Theory of Preventive Stress Management in Organizations

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`Cooper has become exceptionally well connected, and he clearly knows all the world's leading researchers.' Adrian Furnham, THES 24/3/00.