Dollard, M.F., Shimazu, A., Bin Nordin, R., Brough, P., Tuckey, M.R. (Eds.)
2014, XI, 396 p. 36 illus.
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Provides a state of the art review of the national status of psychosocial factors, interventions, legislation, frameworks, research and common perceptions of workers and workplaces in the Asia Pacific countries
Addresses a gap in the global stock of knowledge about psychosocial factors at work by presenting innovative research from the Asia Pacific region
Highlights innovations in research methods for studying psychosocial factors at work, covering topics such as momentary assessment of phenomena and time lags in longitudinal research
Introduces new research on workaholism, bullying, work demands classifications, and psychosocial safety climate
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
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Asia Pacific - Multilevel Work Stress Models - Occupational Health Psychology - Organisational Psychology - Organizational Interventions - Predispositions to Anger - Psychosocial Risks - Response Bias - Stress Management - Work Stress - Work-Family Conflict - Work-Life Balance - Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders - Workaholism and Work Addictions - Worklife Enrichment - Workplace Health and Safety