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The Positive Side of Occupational Health Psychology

Editors: Christensen, Marit, Saksvik, Per Øystein, Karanika-Murray, Maria (Eds.)

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  • Offers a unique Nordic perspective on Occupational Health Psychology beyond the traditional topics
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  • Discusses the framework between Positive Psychology and Occupational Health Psychology
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  • Contains a depth of research and ideas for improving work and health in practical settings
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About this book

This book serves as an introduction to the Nordic approach to Occupational Health Psychology and illustrates how this perspective can be transferred to a global audience. It discusses a joining of attitudes from Positive Psychology accompanied by experiences drawn from the Nordic work/life context. Over the decades, Nordic countries have gathered a great deal of experience on the meaningfulness of work, work engagement, presenteeism, absenteeism, job crafting, work family balance, intervention and reorganization.  These experiences are explained and offered as a different approach to Occupational Health Psychology, while avoiding the more traditional detrimental topics such as stress, conflict burnout and poor well-being. Instead the authors discuss subjects such as engagement, healthy change, prosperity and welfare and are applied to the current ideas on Occupational Health Science. This book shows that using interdisciplinary observations can help our understanding of modern worker health. It offers gives readers an opportunity to consider how a combination of good work and good health can be stimulated in theory and in practice.

About the authors

Per Øystein Saksvik is a professor at The Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (since 2001) where he also reached his Ph.D. in 1991 in Occupational Health Psychology. He has ten years of experience as contract researcher. He does research in occupational health and safety, organizational interventions, sickness absenteeism and presenteeism, and organizational change. 

Marit Christensen has a PhD psychology and work as an associate professor at the Department of Psychology at the Norwegian University og Science and Technology (NTNU). Her research interests are related to positive occupational health psychology, health promoting work, work environment surveys, work engagement, co-workership and healthy productive organisations. She has been a project leader for two Nordic projects regarding positive factors at work, and now she is in the research group for the ARK-project (work and climate surveys in the academic sector)

. The ARK research platform at the time consists of data from 19 different institutions where 15000 respondents have participated.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • What Is the Meaning of the Concept of Work from an Occupational Health Perspective?

    Pages 1-7

    Saksvik, Per Øystein

  • What Is Health from an Occupational Health Perspective?

    Pages 9-18

    Christensen, Marit

  • Explanatory Models in Occupational Health Psychology

    Pages 19-32

    Saksvik, Per Øystein

  • Facilitating a Meaningful Work Situation—A Double-Edged Sword?

    Pages 33-44

    Espenes, Thomas Christian (et al.)

  • Authentic Leadership, Psychological Capital, and Employees’ Well-Being

    Pages 45-64

    Olaniyan, Oyeniyi Samuel

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66781-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66780-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88319-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Positive Side of Occupational Health Psychology
Editors
  • Marit Christensen
  • Per Øystein Saksvik
  • Maria Karanika-Murray
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66781-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66781-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66780-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88319-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 169
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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