Research in Occupational Stress and Well being

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Sabine Sonnetag, Pamela L. Perrewe, Daniel C. Ganster
Emerald Group Publishing, Apr 21, 2009 - Psychology - 296 pages
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For decades, researchers have examined the job stressors and their outcomes for individuals and organizations. However, until now we know only little about the processes that reduce and reverse the effects of the stress process. This volume aims at filling this gap in the literature by focusing on processes related to recovery and unwinding from job stress. The book integrates various perspectives on the topic. The chapters demonstrate that recovery research is a very promising approach for understanding the processes of job stress and relieve from job stress more fully. Moreover, the chapters illustrate that recovery is a very important topic for practical job-stress interventions that have the potential to reduce the negative impact of job stress for employee health and well-being.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Methodological issues in recovery research
1
The role of withinday work breaks
37
Chapter 3 Daily recovery from workrelated effort during nonwork time
85
Chapter 4 Recovery and the workfamily interface
125
Chapter 5 Are business trips a unique kind of respite?
167
Chapter 6 Sleep and recovery
205
Chapter 7 Anabolism and catabolism at work
249
About the authors
277
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Pamela L. Perrew (Ph.D.) is the Distinguished Research Professor and Jim Moran Professor of Management in the College of Business at Florida State University. She received her Bachelor degree in Psychology from Purdue University and her Master and Ph.D. degrees in Management from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Perrew primarily teaches courses in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management and has taught at the undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. levels. Dr. Perrew is a past recipient of the Florida State University Teaching Excellence Program award and the University Teaching Incentive Program award as well as the University Developing Scholar award. Dr. Perrew has focused her research interests in the areas of job stress, coping, organizational politics, emotion and personality. Dr. Perrew has published over 10 book chapters and 70 journal articles in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Relations and Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Further, she has presented 75 research papers at academic and professional meetings. She serves as a member of the Editorial Review Board for Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Human Resource Management Review, Organizational Analysis, Leadership and Organizational Studies, and Journal of Managerial Issues. She has fellow status with Southern Management Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Dr. Perrew has recently been appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Finally, she is the co-editor of an annual series entitled, Research in Occupational Stress and Well Being published by Elsevier Science, Inc.

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