Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology -Global Perspectives on Research and Practice V2
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Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice, Volume 2 continues a definitive reference series published in association with the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP) and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP). The series summarizes state-of-the-art research and practice in the field of occupational health psychology.

  • Volume 2 of the most important and influential research series in the rapidly growing field of occupational health psychology
  • Presents state-of-the-art research along with its implications for real-world practice
  • Provides in-depth reviews of hot topics, including new work from several top international experts in the field
  • Volume 2 includes increased North American contributions, sourced by a dedicated North America editor


Dr. Jonathan Houdmont is a Lecturer in Occupational Health Psychology and Director of the Workplace Health & Wellbeing postgraduate studies program in the Institute of Work, Health and Organisations (IWHO) at the University of Nottingham, UK. His research interests focus on measurement and intervention issues in relation to work-related stress and psychosocial risk.

Dr. Stavroula Leka is an Associate Professor in Occupational Health Psychology at IWHO and Director of its program of work for the World Health Organization. Her primary research interests are the translation of occupational health and safety knowledge and policy into practice, and psychosocial risk management. She has been awarded an early career achievement award in occupational health psychology by the American Psychological Association, US NIOSH and the Society of Occupational Health Psychology. She is Chair of the Education Forum of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology.

Dr. Robert R. Sinclair is an Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Clemson University. He is a founding member and Past-President of the Society for Occupational Health Psychology. His research appears in leading journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.


About the Editors vii

Contributors ix

Preface xiii

1 Organizational Politics and Occupational Health Psychology: A Demands-Resources Perspective 1
Simon L. Albrecht and Erin M. Landells

2 Employee Commitment and Well-being 19
John P. Meyer, Elyse R. Maltin, and Sabrina P. C. Thai

3 Developing Evidence-Based Occupational Health Psychology 36
Rob B. Briner

4 Understanding Mental Health Treatment-Seeking in High Stress Occupations 57
Thomas W. Britt and Anna C. McFadden

5 Humor as a Human Resource Tool in Organizations 74
Josje Dikkers, Sibe Doosje, and Annet de Lange

6 Predicting Abusive Supervision 92
M. Sandy Hershcovis and Alannah E. Rafferty

7 Designing Jobs for an Aging Workforce: An Opportunity for Occupational Health 109
Donald M. Truxillo, David M. Cadiz, and Jennifer R. Rineer

8 Moving Towards Positive Organizational Health: Challenges and a Proposal for a Research Model of Organizational Health Development 126
Georg F. Bauer and Gregor J. Jenny

9 New Directions in Positive Psychology: Implications for a Healthy Workplace 146
Clive Fullagar and E. Kevin Kelloway

10 The Management of Psychosocial Risks Across the European Union: Findings from ESENER 162
William Cockburn, Malgorzata Milczarek, Xabier Irastorza, and Eusebio Rial González

11 The Public Health Perspective: Useful for Occupational Health Psychologists and Health and Safety Professionals? 184
Birgit A. Greiner

12 Presenteeism: A Short History and a Cautionary Tale 204
Gary Johns

13 Workload: A Review of Causes, Consequences, and Potential Interventions 221
Nathan A. Bowling and Cristina Kirkendall

14 Work, Stress and Health Behaviors 239
Nicola Paynev, Gail Kinman, and Fiona Jones

Index 257

Contents of Previous Volume 269


“This book by psychology academics and practitioners provides an overview of current practice in occupational health psychology . . . Nevertheless, this is not a light read but a book to dip into chapter at a time rather than read from cover to cover.”  (Occupational Medicine, 18 November 2012)

“Ideal for advanced scholars of OHP, the book will also be of interest to students of applied psychology.  Summing Up: Recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals.”  (Choice, 1 October 2012)