Leading to Occupational Health and Safety - HowLeadership Behaviours Impact Organizational Safetyand Well-Being
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Leading to Occupational Health and Safety brings together prominent researchers to explore the pervasive roles that leaders play in determining the health, safety and mental well-being of employees in organizations.

  • The first text to directly link organizational leadership behaviours with health and safety outcomes, covering theory, research and evidence-based best practice
  • Argues that a leader’s impact can be far more far-reaching than is commonly realized, and examines the effects of leadership on safety, physical wellness and wellbeing, and psychological wellbeing
  • Explores the theoretical underpinnings of effective leadership styles and behaviors, and advances both research and practice in order to encourage better leadership and healthier, safer organizations
  • Features contributions from internationally known and respected researchers including Sharon Clarke, Kara Arnold, Fred Luthans, Ståle Einarsen, Julian Barling, and Emma Donaldson-Feilder


E. Kevin Kelloway is Professor of Psychology and Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health Psychology at Saint Mary’s University, where he was Founding Director for the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and a founding principal of the Centre for Leadership Excellence. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Psychologist in Management Award from the Society for Psychologists in Management, and currently serves as President of the Canadian Psychological Association. He has published widely and is an associate editor of Work & Stress, The Journal of Occupational Psychology  and The Journal of Organizational Effectiveness.

Karina Nielsen is Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, and a research affiliate at the CPH-NEW, US and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. She has published more than 100 books chapters and articles. She is currently on the editorial boards of Human Relations, The Leadership Quarterly, and Journal of Business and Psychology and is an associate editor of Work & Stress.

Jennifer K. Dimoff is a doctoral candidate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Saint Mary’s University, where she completed her master’s degree in Applied Psychology. Her research interests include workplace mental health, leadership training, and psychological resilience. Her graduate work has focused primarily on the development and evaluation of manager-focused workplace mental health training programs.


Notes on Contributors vii

Introduction 1
E. Kevin Kelloway, Karina Nielsen and Jennifer K. Dimoff

1 Leadership and Safety: A Self?-Regulation and Social Learning Perspective 9
Sharon Clarke, Sara Guediri and Allan Lee

2 Senior Management Safety Leadership Behaviour 33
Kate C. Bowers, Mark Fleming and Andrea Bishop

3 Developing Safety Leadership 49
Jennifer Wong, Timur Ozbilir and Jane Mullen

4 The Antecedents of Transformational Leadership and Its Consequences for Occupational Health and Safety 69
Susanne Tafvelin

5 Leading to a Respectful Workplace 93
Annilee M. Game

6 Leading the Psychologically Healthy Workplace: The RIGHT Way 113
E. Kevin Kelloway, Samantha A. Penney and Jennifer K. Dimoff

7 Leadership and Work–Family Conflict 129
Ana Isabel Sanz?-Vergel and Alfredo Rodríguez?-Muñoz

8 Leaders as Resources: How Managers and Supervisors Can Socially Support Employees Towards Better Mental Health and Well?-Being 149
Jennifer K. Dimoff and E. Kevin Kelloway

9 Destructive Forms of Leadership and Their Relationships with Employee Well?-Being 163
Anders Skogstad, Morten Birkeland Nielsen and Ståle Einarsen

10 Leaders Can Make or Break an Intervention – But Are They the Villains of the Piece? 197
Karina Nielsen

11 Developing Positive Leadership for Employee Well?-Being and Engagement 211
Emma Donaldson?-Feilder and Rachel Lewis

12 Mindful Leadership and Employee Well?-Being: The Mediating Role of Leader Behaviours 235
Megan M. Walsh and Kara A. Arnold

13 Leading and Developing Health and Safety through Collective Psychological Capital 255
Julie Dyrdek Broad and Fred Luthans

14 ‘Choose a Job You Love, and You Will Never Have to Work a Day in your Life’: A Strengths?-based Leadership Approach to Optimal Functioning at Work 281
Philippe Dubreuil and Jacques Forest

15 Leadership and Mental Illness: Realities and New Directions 307
Erica L. Carleton and Julian Barling

Index 323