An Introduction to Contemporary Work Psychology
This is the first comprehensive overview of work psychology, with coverage of classic models, current theories, and contemporary issues affecting the 21st-century worker. Examines the positive aspects of work–motivation, performance, creativity, and engagement—instead of focusing only on adverse effects Edited by leaders in the field with chapters written by a global team of experts from the US, UK, Europe, and Australia Discusses topics such as safety at work, technology, working times, work-family interaction, working in teams , recovery, job demands and job resources, and sickness absence Suitable for advanced courses focused on work psychology as a sub discipline of work and organizational psychology Didactic features include questions for discussion, boxes with practical applications, further reading sections, and a glossary
About the Editors vii About the Contributors viii Part A Introduction 1 1 Introduction: People at Work 3 Maria C. W. Peeters, Toon W. Taris and Jan de Jonge 2 Research Methods in Work Psychology 31 E. Kevin Kelloway and Arla Day Part B Theoretical Perspectives on Work 61 3 The Models that Made Job Design 63 Kevin Daniels, Pascale M. Le Blanc and Matthew Davis 4 Current Theoretical Perspectives in Work Psychology 89 Jan de Jonge, Evangelia Demerouti and Christian Dormann Part C Demands 115 5 Quantitative Job Demands 117 Marc van Veldhoven 6 Qualitative Demands at Work 144 Dieter Zapf, Norbert K. Semmer and Sheena Johnson Part D Context 169 7 Job Control and Social Aspects of Work 171 Norbert K. Semmer and Terry A. Beehr 8 Recovery from Demanding Work Hours 196 Sabine A. E. Geurts, Debby G. J. Beckers and Philip Tucker 9 The Design and Use of Work Technologies 220 Patrick Waterson Part E The Worker 241 10 Individual Characteristics and Work-related Outcomes 243 Beatrice van der Heijden, Karen van Dam, Despoina Xanthopoulou and Annet H. de Lange 11 Work–Family Interaction 267 Ulla Kinnunen, Johanna Rantanen, Saija Mauno and Maria C. W. Peeters Part F Outcomes 291 12 Burnout, Boredom and Engagement in the Workplace 293 Wilmar B. Schaufeli and Marisa Salanova 13 Job Satisfaction, Motivation and Performance 321 Nathan A. Bowling 14 Safety at Work 342 Nik Chmiel and Toon W. Taris 15 Sickness Absence and Sickness Presence 367 Rita Claes Part G Interventions 391 16 Managing Psychosocial Risks in the Workplace: Prevention and Intervention 393 Silvia Pignata, Caroline Biron and Maureen F. Dollard 17 Job Crafting 414 Evangelia Demerouti and Arnold B. Bakker 18 Teams at Work 434 Amanda L. Thayer, Ramón Rico, Eduardo Salas and Shannon L. Marlow 19 Positive Interventions: From Prevention to Amplification 458 Carolyn M. Youssef-Morgan and Dale A. Sundermann Index 481
“The book is targeted at students of work and organisational psychology but it could certainly be of interest for advanced study in related fields. For a book of this quality the paperback version represents excellent value for money and would be a useful introductory text to anyone studying the psychology of work.” (Occupational Health At Work, 1 August 2014)
Maria Peeters is Associate Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and a licensed occupational health psychologist. Her research interests include job stress, work motivation, job performance, work-home interaction, and aging at work. She has published many book chapters as well as articles on these topics in today’s leading scientific journals. Jan de Jonge is Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, and Vice-Dean of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences. He is a licensed work and organizational psychologist as well as a licensed occupational health psychologist. His research interests include the optimization of performance at work and at sports, and he has published well over a hundred articles, books and chapters. Until recently, he served as the Editor of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. Toon Taris is Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He is currently Scientific Editor of Work & Stress and serves on the boards of several other international journals. He has published hundreds of articles and chapters on topics such as occupational health, stress, engagement, workaholism, authenticity at work, as well as on longitudinal research methods and nonresponse, in journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior and the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.
An Introduction to Contemporary Work Psychology is the first textbook to provide a comprehensive overview of work psychology. Moving beyond the terrain of introductory industrial-organizational psychology textbooks, this book examines the classic models, current theories, and contemporary issues affecting the 21st-century worker. This text covers all aspects of the psychology of working, including topics such as safety at work, working times, work-family interaction, recovery, technology, job demands and job resources, working in teams and sickness absence. While many books in the field focus on the adverse effects of work, this one is unique in emphasizing the positive aspects and outcomes of work, including motivation, performance, creativity, and engagement. The contributors also discuss prevention and intervention strategies with a special focus on the different levels and aims of interventions, as well as pro-active, positive interventions such as job crafting to amplify productive and well-functioning workers. Edited by respected leaders in the field and with chapters written by a global team of experts, this is the textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on work psychology.
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