Stress and Quality of Working Life: Current Perspectives in Occupational Health

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This book was developed for the 2005 International Stress Management Association Conference in Brazil. The original book was recently published in Portuguese, but because of the popularity of the topics and the worldrenowned stress scholars who contributed chapters, we are very pleased to have the opportunity to publish this work in English. A book on the subject is intended to be an additional tool containing information on stress and ways of dealing with pressures and demands, because we know that the level of stress will continue to increase. We believe that only through information—and here you will be able to find the experience and opinion of some of the greatest and best professionals of the world in this field—people will manage to live better and more balanced lives. This is what ISMABR wishes and hopes for. Have a good reading. This volume provides a series of comprehensive summaries of what is now a fastgrowing literature aimed at understanding the causes, effects, and prevention of stress in the workplace. It begins with three chapters on different sources of stress at work, ranging from organizational factors to attributes of workers themselves.

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Chapter 1 The Changing Nature of Work
Chapter 2 Occupational Stressors and Gender Differences
Chapter 3 Type A Coronary Prone Behavior Job Stress and Heart Disease
Chapter 4 Understanding Job Burnout
Chapter 5 Stress and the WorkFamily Interface
Chapter 6 Negative and Positive Crossover in the Family and Among Team Members
Chapter 7 Consequences of Depressed Mood at Work
Chapter 8 Stress and Employee Effectiveness
Chapter 9 Eustress and Hope at Work
Chapter 10 Healthy Leaders Healthy Organizations
Chapter 11 The Consequences of Organizational Politics Perceptions as a Workplace Stressor
Chapter 12 The European Commissions Guidance on Work Related Stress and Related Initiatives
Chapter 13 Approaches to Prevention of Job Stress in the United States

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