Job stress and health

P.M. Blanc, Le, J. Jonge, de, W.B. Schaufeli

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This chapter focuses on job stress in relation to workers’ physical and psycho logical health. We begin with an outline of job stress as a social problem, fol lowed by a discussion of the main perspectives on (job) stress, resulting in a process model of job stress that will be used as a frame of reference in the remainder of the chapter. In the next section, several leading models on job stress and health are presented and discussed. The role of individual differences as well as workplace social support in the relationship between job stress and health is discussed. Finally, an overview of organizational and individual inter ventions to reduce job stress is given.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAn introduction to work and organizational psychology: A European perspective.
EditorsN. Chmiel
Place of PublicationOxford
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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