Special Issue "Occupational Health Psychology"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Occupational Safety and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2020).
Interests: wellbeing; self-rated health; mental health; work-family interaction; ageing; retirement; small business; entrepreneurship
The fact that an individual’s boss has a greater impact on their health than their primary care physician is revealing. The psychological and health consequences of work permeate all levels of society, from individual employees, teams, families, communities, to entire countries. The pervasive influence of work and occupational engagement on adjustment, adaptation, health symptoms, family life, economic productivity, and wellbeing is more widely recognized and appreciated as new research emerges. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health seeks to extend research in the exciting domain of occupational health psychology.
Organizations are changing in this volatile and uncertain world. So is the nature of work, the relationship between work and other life areas, and the consequences for worker and organizational psychological health. The erosion of top–down organizational structures that emerged from the Industrial Revolution has created new opportunities and threats. New forms of work such as job crafting, the impact of technology, automation, and emergence of the ‘robotic’ workforce have created new horizons but also valid concerns for employees regarding job security and economic wellbeing. The impact of such changes on occupational health psychology requires additional investigation.
Contributions from a variety of theoretical perspectives on occupational health psychology are encouraged, including empirical research, review articles, and studies of health-related interventions in organizations. This Special Issue takes a broad look at the field, including but not limited to job-related stress and burnout, health consequences of job loss, abusive supervision, economic and financial insecurity, substance abuse, bullying, job demands and resources, health impairment and promotion processes, and demographic factors (gender, aging workforce, immigrants, generational groups).
In addition, other areas of interest include job satisfaction, life satisfaction, happiness, wellbeing, thriving, withdrawal behaviors (absenteeism, turnover intentions), coping behavior, commuting time, performance and productivity, workplace violence and terrorism, work-family conflict and synergy, depression, mental health, and self-rated health.
Prof. Nicholas J. Beutell
Prof. Xinyuan (Roy) Zhao
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- health psychology
- stress and burnout
- job loss
- health impairment
- health promotion
- mental health
- job demands/resources
- work-family interaction
- self-rated health