Healthy Work: Stress, Productivity, and the Reconstruction of Working Life

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Basic Books, Jan 1, 1992 - Business & Economics - 381 pages
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Evidence is accumulating that in many contemporary work environments people are literally working themselves to death. But what do we really know about job-related stress and illness? Based on a ten-year study of nearly five thousand workers, this path-breaking book by a distinguished industrial engineer and sociologist and a specialist in industrial medicine identifies a clear connection between work-related illness and workers’ lack of participation in the design and outcome of their labors.
  

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Contents

The Psychosocial Work Environment
31
Psychological
83
4 Psychosocial Job Characteristics and Heart Disease
117
PART II
159
Integrating Worker Health Analysis and job Redesign
200
The Organizational Context ofob Redesign for Health
228
The Technological Context of Job Redesign
251
Job Design Strategies for Different Occupational Groups
276
Jobs of the Future and the Global Economy
302
Statistical Validity of Psychosocial Work Dimensions
335
References
347
Index
373
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Robert Karasek is professor of work environment at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.Töres Theorell, a physician, is also a professor at Sweden's National Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Robert Karasek is professor of work environment at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.Töres Theorell, a physician, is also a professor at Sweden's National Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

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