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Occupational stress in the service professions

Anthony H. Winefield, Maureen F. Dollard og Helen R. Winefield

Routledge 2003 448 s. ISBN 041526709

Occupational Stress in the Service Professions introduces the reader to contemporary theoretical and research issues and provides a comprehensive international review of a range of professions including nurses, correctional offices, police, fire fighters, prostitutes, volunteers, academics, the clergy and teachers and identifies the main sources of stress for these specific occupation work groups, and the implications for intervention. The range of contributions from researchers in Australia, The Netherlands, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States presents an international perspective, well illustrated with case studies of a number of organizations, which serves to explore the political and social nature of the work stress problem. The book also discusses the implications for intervention, policy and the future and aims to present a theoretical synthesis, applicable to the whole sector. Graduate students, researchers and high level HR professions will find this an invaluable work.