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Preventive stress management in organizations

Author: James C Quick
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

Offers a comprehensive, orderly framework for practicing healthy preventive stress management. The book begins with a panoramic overview of the stress field from its medical and physiological origins  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James C Quick
ISBN: 9781433811852 1433811855
OCLC Number: 774867633
Description: xiii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Stress in organizations : What is stress? ; The stress concept: a historical view ; Stress in organizations ; The power of prevention ; Preventive stress management of organizations ; Stress: challenge, threat, or hindrance --
Organizational demands, risks, and protective factors : Physical environment ; Technology: crosscutting effects ; Functional environment: the content work ; Contextual environment: organizational culture and relationships at work --
Individual differences in the stress response : Cognitive appraisal ; Types and levels of stress ; Individual differences in the stress process --
Individual consequences of stress : Behavioral distress ; Psychological distress ; Medical distress ; Eustress, hope, and optimism --
Organizational consequences of stress : Organizational health ; Costs of organizational distress ; Positive paths to psychological health and eustress in organizations --
Stress measurement, assessment, and surveillance : Clearly articulate a vision ; Select an assessment strategy, measures, and techniques ; Establish a baseline ; Individualized assessment --
Preventive stress management: principles, theory, and practice : Guiding principles of preventive stress management ; The theory of preventive stress management ; The practice of preventive stress management --
Organizational prevention: protecting people : Organizational health center ; Job redesign ; Career development ; Ergonomic office design ; Work-life programs --
Organizational prevention: nurturing relationships : Resonant leadership ; Coal setting ; Social support ; Teamwork ; Diversity programs --
Primary prevention for individuals: managing and coping with stressors : Managing personal perceptions of stress ; Managing the personal work environment ; Managing lifestyle --
Secondary prevention for individuals: modifying responses to the inevitable : Relaxation training ; Spirituality and faith ; Emotional outlets ; Physical fitness ; Nutrition --
Tertiary prevention for individuals: healing the wounds : Emotional health in the workplace ; Psychological interventions ; Health care ; Traumatic workplace events ; Creating a personal preventive stress management plan --
Preventive stress management: challenge and opportunity : A proactive agenda for preventive stress management ; Looking within: be the leader.
Responsibility: [edited by] James Campbell Quick [and others].
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