Health and Safety Hazards
Working in a stressful environment not only increases the risk of physical illness or distress, but also increases the likelihood of workplace accidents. While legislation provides some guidelines for risk assessment of physical hazards, there remains limited guidance on the risks of psychosocial...
Published December 3rd 2003 by Routledge
International Perspectives in Research and Practice
Over the last decade or so research into bullying, emotional abuse and harassment at work, as distinct from harassment based on sex or race and primarily of a non-physical nature, has emerged as a new field of study. Two main academic streams have emerged: a European tradition applying the concept...
Published August 26th 2003 by CRC Press
Challenges Facing the Employment Relationship in Future Organizations addresses the issues of change within employee relationships resulting from the impact of factors such as:* international competitive pressures* technological change* changing individual expectations and behavioursThe new...
Published July 1st 2003 by Routledge
What we know, who is to blame and what can we do?
Workplace bullying is an area that has attracted significant press attention throughout the last decade. A variety of well publicized surveys have revealed that this is an issue endemic in working life in Britain; and, at a conservative estimate, over half the working population can expect to...
Published October 24th 2001 by CRC Press
An International Perspective
The Enterprise Culture of the 1980s helped transform economies of Western Europe, but left behind a legacy of stress, both for managers and shop floor workers. The cost to business is seen in absenteeism, reduced productivity, compensation claims, health insurance and direct medical costs, which in...
Published June 28th 2000 by CRC Press
European Case-Studies in the Workplace
In a representative study made of European workers, twenty-eight per cent of employees reported that stress affects their health and their performance at work. Occupational stress is a serious problem for the performance of individuals, organisations and as a consequence, for national economies....
Published March 10th 1999 by Routledge
Series: Critical Concepts in Psychology
Almost everything we do as humans is influenced by our personalities. This set of critical readings in personality theory brings together all the major contributions in the field. All the classical papers on the critical theories of personality are included, as well as more contemporary work on...
Published September 30th 1998 by Routledge
Stress in the Teaching Profession
Our education system has undergone a process of enormous and rapid change, and all too often teachers have found that insufficient support has been offered to help them cope with this. As a result, most teachers now find that they experience stress of one sort or another at some point during their...
Published December 6th 1995 by Routledge
Mergers, acquisitions, and alliances continue to be almost an everyday feature of the contemporary business scene, yet at least half prove to be unsuccessful. The authors show the contribution that psychology can make to our understanding of the merger phenomena - how it affects organizational...
Published November 28th 1995 by Routledge