Handbook of Work and Organizational Psychology: Work psychology, Volume 2

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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
Industrial Safety
65
Work Time and Behaviour at Work
89
Flexible work time arrangements
98
Irregular work and shift work
108
Notes
115
Sickness Absence
121
What is stress?
147
Methodological problems in occupational stress research
156
Aspects of occupational stress
167
Final remarks
173
Labour Market Disadvantage Deprivation and Mental Health
215
Note
225
Introducing the Field of Economic Psychology
261
Social lndicators
283

Theories on sickness absence
129
Determinants in work and labour conditions
135
Conclusion
141

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Drenth is of Free University Amsterdam.

Thierry is of the University of Tilburg.

De Wolff is of Nijmegen University, The Netherlands.

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