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Improving organizational interventions for psychosocial stress and well-being : addressing process and context /
edited by Caroline Biron, Maria Karanika-Murray, and Cary L. Cooper.
imprint
New York, NY : Routledge, 2012.
description
xxvi, 367 p.
ISBN
1848720564 (hbk.), 9781848720565 (hbk.)
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imprint
New York, NY : Routledge, 2012.
isbn
1848720564 (hbk.)
9781848720565 (hbk.)
contents note
"Organizational interventions on stress and well-being -- Challenges and methodological issues in organizational-level interventions / A.D. La Montagne, A.J. Noblet, P.A. Landsbergis -- Intervention development and implementation : understanding and addressing barriers to organisational-level interventions / N. Mellor, M. Karanika-Murray, E. Waite, Taking a Multi-Faceted, Multi-Level -- Integrated perspective for addressing psychosocial issues at the workplace / L. E. Tetrick, J. C. Quick, P. L. Gilmore -- Research in organizational interventions to improve well-being : perspectives on -- Organizational change and development / M. F. Dollard -- Psychosocial safety climate : a lead indicator of workplace psychological health and engagement and a precursor to intervention success / S. D. Tvedt, P. O. Saksvik Perspectives on the Intervention Process as a Special Case of Organizational Change / R. Randall, K. M. Nielsen -- Does the intervention fit? : an explanatory model of intervention success and failure in complex organizational environments / M. Baril-Gingras, M -- Bellemare, c. brisson -- How can qualitative studies help understand the role of context and process of interventions on occupational safety and health and on mental health at work? / C -- Biron -- What works for whom in which context? : researching organizational interventions on -- Stress and well-being using realistic evaluation principles -- Addressing process and context in practice / R. Bourbonnais, N. Jauvin, J. Dussault, M. Vazina -- Evaluation of an intervention to prevent mental health problems among correctional officers / R. Lewis, J. Yarker, E. Donaldson-Feilder -- The vital role of line managers in managing psychosocial risks / V. Brunsden, R. Hill, K. Maguire -- The impact of process issues on stress interventions in the emergency services / J. Klein Hesselinck, N. Wiezer, H. Den Besten, E. De Kleijn -- Policy implications / C. Mackay, D. Palferman, H. Saul, S. Webster, C. Packham -- Does the intervention fit? an explanatory model of intervention success and failure in complex organizational environments / K. Daniels, M. Karanika-Murray, N. Mellor, M. van Veldhoven -- Moving policy and practice forward : beyond prescriptions for job characteristics / A. Weyman -- Evidence-based practice : its contributions to learning in managing workplace health risks / M. Karanika-Murray, C. Biron, C.L. Cooper -- Concluding comments : distilling the principles of successful organizational intervention implementation.
abstract
"This book brings together a number of experts in the field of organizational interventions for stress and well-being, and discusses the importance of process and context issues to the success or failure of such interventions. The book explores how context and process can be incorporated into program evaluation, providing examples of how this can be done, and offers insights that aim to improve working life. Although there is a substantial body of research supporting a causal relationship between working conditions and employee stress and well-being, information on how to develop effective strategies to reduce or eliminate psychosocial risks in the workplace is much more scarce, ambiguous and inconclusive. Indeed, researchers in this field have so far attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of organizational interventions to improve workers’ health and well-being, but little attention has been paid to the strategies and processes likely to enhance or undermine interventions. The focus of this volume will help to overcome this qualitative-quantitative divide. This book discusses conceptual developments, practical applications, and methodological issues in the field. As such it is suitable for students, practitioners and researchers in the fields of organizational psychology and clinical psychology, as well as human resources management, health & safety, medicine, occupational health, risk management and public health."--Publisher's website.
catalogue key
8573413
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"This book is comprehensive in having secured contributions from all of the key figures in psychosocial intervention process evaluation research. This approach ensures a complete, logical, and seamless telling of the story. ... The editors are to be congratulated for identifying the imperative for this book. [It] brilliantly serves to move the question on from 'does the intervention work?' to 'how and why does it work'. ... Another point worth noting is that the volume is beautiful in appearance from cover to typesetting." - Jonathan Houdmont, University of Nottingham, UK, in The European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Newsletter Volume 10, Issue 1, 2013 "This is a much-needed and timely volume on a major, yet often neglected issue in occupational health psychology. A must-read for those who are interested in improving intervention effectiveness." - Toon W. Taris, Department of Work and Organizational Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands "I want to thank and congratulate the editors and authors for making this book possible. It provides clear evidence of how far we have come in the past 20-30 years, and how far we have yet to go in developing, implementing and evaluating effective interventions that reduce adverse psychological outcomes for workers." - Linda M. Goldenhar, Cincinnati Children's Medical Center, USA
"This is a much-needed and timely volume on a major, yet often neglected issue in occupational health psychology. A must-read for those who are interested in improving intervention effectiveness." - Toon W. Taris, Department of Work and Organizational Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands "I want to thank and congratulate the editors and authors for making this book possible. It provides clear evidence of how far we have come in the past 20-30 years, and how far we have yet to go in developing, implementing and evaluating effective interventions that reduce adverse psychological outcomes for workers." -Linda M. Goldenhar, Cincinnati Children's Medical Center, USA
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This book brings together a number of experts in the field of organizational interventions for stress and well-being, and discusses the importance of process and context issues to the success or failure of such interventions. The book explores how context and process can be incorporated into program evaluation, providing examples of how this can be done, and offers insights that aim to improve working life. Although there is a substantial body of research supporting a causal relationship between working conditions and employee stress and well-being, information on how to develop effective strategies to reduce or eliminate psychosocial risks in the workplace is much more scarce, ambiguous, and inconclusive. Indeed, researchers in this field have so far attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of organizational interventions to improve workers " health and well-being, but little attention has been paid to the strategies and processes likely to enhance or undermine interventions. The focus of this volume will help to overcome this qualitative-quantitative divide. This book discusses conceptual developments, practical applications, and methodological issues in the field. As such it is suitable for students, practitioners and researchers in the fields of organizational psychology and clinical psychology, as well as human resources management, health & safety, medicine, occupational health, risk management and public health.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text brings together a number of experts in the field of organizational interventions for stress and well-being, and discusses the importance of process and context issues to the success or failure of such interventions.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Contributorsp. xvii
Organizational interventions for stress and well-being - an overviewp. 1
Challenges and methodological issues in organizational-level interventionsp. 19
Intervention development and implementation: understanding and addressing barriers to organizational-level interventionsp. 21
Taking a multi-faceted, multi-level, and integrated perspective for addressing psychosocial issues at the workplacep. 39
Research in organizational interventions to improve well-being: perspectives on organizational change and developmentp. 59
Psychosocial safety climate: a lead indicator of workplace psychological health and engagement and a precursor to intervention successp. 77
Perspectives on the intervention process as a special case of organizational changep. 102
Does the intervention fit? An explanatory model of intervention success and failure in complex organizational environmentsp. 120
How can qualitative studies help explain the role of context and process of interventions on occupational safety and health and on mental health at work?p. 135
What works, for whom, in which context? Researching organizational interventions on stress and well-being using realistic evaluation principlesp. 163
Addressing process and context in practicep. 185
Evaluation of an intervention to prevent mental health problems among correctional officersp. 187
The vital role of line managers in managing psychosocial risksp. 216
The impact of process issues on stress interventions in the emergency servicesp. 238
The development of smart and practical small group interventions for work stressp. 258
Policy implicationsp. 283
Implementation of the Management Standards for work-related stress in Great Britainp. 285
Moving policy and practice forward: beyond prescriptions for job characteristicsp. 313
Evidence-based practice - its contribution to learning in managing workplace health risksp. 333
Conclusionsp. 351
Concluding comments: distilling the elements of successful organizational intervention implementationp. 353
Indexp. 362
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