Organizational Health Psychology
“Occupational health” is a field of study and related interventions that serve to mitigate and circumvent work-related hazards to people’s physical and psychological health. This is achieved by understanding how work characteristics influence employee’s health-related behaviors and psychosocial outcomes in both positive and negative ways. These insights guide policy reform, organizational and team-level interventions, and individual-level interventions that are directed at modifying factors that support physical and psychological well-being. The social and behavioral sciences have made a considerable contribution to our current understanding of occupational health. In this way, occupational health has benefited from the insights of fields beyond those traditionally associated with physical health in the workplace.
Over the previous 40 years, changes to the...
References and Further Reading
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- Searle, B. J. (2017). How work design can enhance or erode employee resilience. In M. F. Crane (Ed.), Managing for resilience: A practical guide for employee wellbeing and organisational performance (pp. 103–116). London: Taylor and Frances.Google Scholar
- Waite, P. J., & Richardson, G. E. (2003). Determining the efficacy of resiliency training in the work site. Journal of Allied Health, 33, 178–183.Google Scholar