Work Psychology

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Pieter Johan Diederik Drenth, Henk Thierry, Charles Johannes Wolff
Psychology Press, 1998 - Psychology - 310 pages
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Work Psychology, the second volume of the Handbook of Work and Organizational Psychology, concentrates on issues related to the direct relationship between the worker and the organization and on his or her task or function. This could be termed the classical tradition of work psychology, including human factors, psychology and ergonomics. This volume provides a comprehensive update on new issues and studies in this core area. Subjects like safety, occupational stress, workload and absenteeism due to sickness are tackled. Chapters discuss particular types of workers on whom psychologists have focused attention more recently: the older worker, the unemployed, and the foreign worker. Moving away somewhat from the 'micro-world' of the individual worker, models of human economic behaviour and the development of social indicator systems are also explored.
 

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Contents

Psychological Aspects of Workload
5
Ergonomics
35
lndustrial Safet
65
Work Time and Behaviour at Work
89
lrregular work and shift work
108
Notes
115
Sickness Absence
121
Psychosocial Aspects of Occupational Stress
145
Prevention and intervention
172
The Older Worker in the Organization
183
Labour Market Disadvantage Deprivation and Mental Health
215
Ethnic Minorities on the Labour Market
229
lntroducing the Field of Economic Psychology
261
Social lndicators
283
Author Index
299
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Occupational stress as an emotional process
155

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About the author (1998)

Drenth is of Free University Amsterdam.

De Wolff is of Nijmegen University, The Netherlands.

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