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Document ID (ISN)109854
CIS number 09-994
ISBN(s) 1-55798-432-8
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Quick J.C., Quick J.D., Nelson D.L., Hurrell J.J.
Title Preventive stress management in organizations
Bibliographic information American Psychological Association, First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002, 1997. xx, 368p. Illus. Approx. 800 ref. Index. Price: USD 34.95.
Abstract This book offers a comprehensive, orderly framework for practicing an effective stress management programme. Following a historical review of the stress field from its medical and physiological origins in the early 1900s, it goes on to examine the sources of stress, the psychophysiology of stress response and individual moderators that condition vulnerability for distress, the psychological, behavioural and medical forms of individual distress and the organizational costs of distress. A framework for preventive stress management that can be practiced by both organizations and individuals is proposed. Examples of healthy organizations are illustrated throughout the text, with specific cases of implementing preventive management systems.
Descriptors (primary) stress factors; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; case study; work efficiency; sickness absenteeism; psychology and sociology; role of management; diagnosis; hours of work; heart diseases; manuals; economic aspects; human behaviour
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors