The Resource Work stress and coping among professionals, edited by Chan Kwok-bun

Work stress and coping among professionals, edited by Chan Kwok-bun

Label
Work stress and coping among professionals
Title
Work stress and coping among professionals
Statement of responsibility
edited by Chan Kwok-bun
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While aspiring to escape from the drudgery and alienation which seem to be the fate of manual workers, professionals have long realized to their distress that their professionalism and work commitment by no means reduce the stressfulness of their work. Such an awareness of the impact of work on their physical and emotional well-being has led the professionals to make efforts to maximize their person-environment fit and to enhance their coping and adaptation, knowing, sometimes helplessly, that society, bureaucracy, and work organization continue to be a potent source of work stress. This book offers deep analyses of work stress and coping among professionals by a multidisciplinary research team of sociologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and human resources experts. The work lives of seven groups of professionals are profiled and compared in this book: doctors, lawyers, engineers, nurses, teachers, police officers, and life insurance agents. Based on a large-scale survey, in-depth interviews, and comparative analyses, this book suggests practical recommendations and policy measures for personal, organizational as well as societal intervention. Work stress is a social problem - as such it requires a societal solution. Meanwhile, individual professionals cope and adapt in the way they know best, which is certainly not a satisfactory response
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
158.7/2095957
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5548.85
LC item number
.W669 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Social sciences in Asia,
Series volume
v. 11
Label
Work stress and coping among professionals, edited by Chan Kwok-bun
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-255) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ko Yiu-Chung
  • ch. 10.
  • Work stress among six professional groups : a comparison
  • Chan Kwok-Bun,
  • Gina Lai
  • and
  • Ko Yiu-Chung
  • ch. 11.
  • Coping resources, coping strategies and work stress among six professional groups : a comparative analysis
  • Gina Lai,
  • ch. 8.
  • Chan Kwok-Bun
  • and
  • Ko Yiu-Chung
  • Contributors
  • References
  • Subject index
  • Work stress, work satisfaction and coping among life insurance agents
  • Chan Kwok-Bun
  • ch. 9.
  • Institutional context and stress appraisal among life insurance agents
  • Gina, Lai,
  • Chan Kwok-Bun
  • and
  • Work stress and psychological well-being among nurses
  • Boey Kam-Weng,
  • Chan Kwok-Bun,
  • Ko Yiu-Chung,
  • Goh Lee-Gan
  • and
  • Lim Geok-Choo
  • ch. 4.
  • Stress coping strategies and psychological well-being among nurses
  • Boey Kam-Weng,
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chang Kwok-Bun
  • and
  • Ko Yiu-Chung
  • ch. 5.
  • Stress on patrol : stress and coping among police officers
  • George D. Bishop,
  • Eddie M.W. Tong,
  • Diong Siew-Maan,
  • Why Yong-Peng,
  • Hwee Chong Enkelmann,
  • ch. 1.
  • Majeed Khader,
  • Jansen Ang,
  • Vicky L.M. Tan
  • and
  • David S.Q. Koh
  • ch. 6.
  • Organisational health in the police : A 3-R approach
  • Majeed Khader,
  • Jansen Ang,
  • Koh Chee-Wee,
  • Introduction : Society, stress and coping : the dialectic of person-environment fit and human adaptation
  • Diong Siew-Maan,
  • Michelle Koh,
  • Poh Li-Li
  • and
  • Clare Tan
  • ch. 7.
  • Stress and coping of teachers : a quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Ko Yiu-Chung,
  • Chan Kwok-Bun
  • and
  • Chan Kwok-Bun
  • Gina Lai
  • ch. 2.
  • Engineers in a newly industrialising economy
  • Hing Ai-Yun
  • ch. 3.
Control code
ocn646789505
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789047418887
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1163/ej.9789004154803.i-262
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25416078
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)646789505
  • pebcs1281917079

Library Locations

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