Psychosocial Safety Climate

A New Work Stress Theory

Editors: Dollard, Maureen F., Dormann, Christian, Idris, Mohd Awang (Eds.)

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This book is a valuable, comprehensive and unique reference text on Psychosocial Safety Climate (PSC), a new work stress theory. It proposes a new PSC theory concerning the corporate climate for workers’ psychological health, its origins and implications for work stress, and provides a critique of current research and theories. It provides a comprehensive review of all PSC studies to date. The chapters discuss state-of-the-art empirical evidence testing PSC theory in relation to management roles, organisational resilience, corruption, organisational status, cultural perspectives, illegitimate tasks, high PSC work groups, PSC variability in work groups, etc. They investigate outcomes such as psychological distress, emotional exhaustion, depression, worry, engagement, health, cognitive decline, personal initiative, boredom, cynicism, sickness absence, and productivity loss, in various workplace settings across many countries. This unique book allows practitioners to rapidly update practical measures, benchmarks and processes, and provides students and trainees with an introduction to PSC and important concepts and methods, quantitative and qualitative, in occupational health with leads to further sources. Students as well as experts on occupational health and safety, human resource management, occupational health psychology, organisational psychology and practitioners, unions and policy makers will find this book highly informative. It covers relevant materials for undergraduate and postgraduate education, drawing upon the concepts, topics and methods (diary, multilevel, longitudinal, qualitative, data linkage) within the multidisciplinary occupational health area.

About the authors

Maureen Dollard is Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology, Co-Director Centre for Workplace Excellence, Director and Head of the Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety, a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health at the University of South Australia. She is a Board Member, International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH), Foundation President of the Asia Pacific Academy for Psychosocial Factors at Work, and former Co-chair of the ICOH-Work Organisation and Psychosocial Factors (WOPS), Scientific Committee. She was chair of the ICOH-WOPS conference in Adelaide September 2014. She established a national surveillance system of psychosocial (stress) factors at work, The Australian Workplace Barometer, and the StressCafé.

Christian Dormann is Professor of  Business Education & Management at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany. Since 2011, Christian Dormann has also been adjunct research professor at the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy at the University of South Australia (UNISA). He also served as an editor of the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology and as associate and consulting editor of several other journals, including the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. His research focus is on stress in organisations. In particular, he has been interested in psychosocial aspects of work.

Mohd Awang Idris is an Associate Professor in Work and Organisational Psychology, Department Anthropology and Sociology, University of Malaya, Malaysia. He is the Elected President of the Asia Pacific Academy for Psychosocial Factors at Work. His research interests include job stress, psychosocial safety climate, leadership, and employee' performance.  He is also a reviewer for some well-known journals such as Safety Science, International Journal of Stress Management, Journal Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Psychosocial Safety Climate: A New Work Stress Theory and Implications for Method

    Pages 3-30

    Dollard, Maureen F. (et al.)

  • Psychosocial Safety Climate: A Review of the Evidence

    Pages 31-75

    Zadow, Amy (et al.)

  • A Corruption of Public Values at Work; Psychosocial Safety Climate, Work Conditions, and Worker Health Across 31 European Countries

    Pages 77-106

    Dollard, Maureen F. (et al.)

  • PSC, Effort-Reward Imbalance and Cognitive Decline; A Road Safety Experiment

    Pages 109-128

    Wilton, Ashlee (et al.)

  • Psychosocial Safety Climate and Job Demands–Resources: A Multilevel Study Predicting Boredom

    Pages 129-148

    Krasniqi, Valdrin (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-20319-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20318-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychosocial Safety Climate
Book Subtitle
A New Work Stress Theory
Editors
  • Maureen F. Dollard
  • Christian Dormann
  • Mohd Awang Idris
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20319-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20319-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20318-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 449
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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