Bullying in the Workplace

Author: John Lipinski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135126445
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bullying in the workplace is a phenomenon that has recently intrigued researchers studying management and organizational issues, leading to such questions as why it occurs and what causes such harassment. This volume written by experts in a wide range of fields including Industrial and Organizational psychology, Counseling, Management, Law, Education and Health presents research on relational and social aggression issues which can result in lost productivity , employee turnover and costly lawsuits. Understanding this phenomenon is important to managers and employee morale.

Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology

Author: Joan C. Chrisler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441914675
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Donald R. McCreary and Joan C. Chrisler The Development of Gender Studies in Psychology Studies of sex differences are as old as the ?eld of psychology, and they have been conducted in every sub?eld of the discipline. There are probably many reasons for the popularity of these studies, but three reasons seem to be most prominent. First, social psychological studies of person perception show that sex is especially salient in social groups. It is the ?rst thing people notice about others, and it is one of the things we remember best (Fiske, Haslam, & Fiske, 1991; Stangor, Lynch, Duan, & Glass, 1992). For example, people may not remember who uttered a witty remark, but they are likely to remember whether the quip came from a woman or a man. Second, many people hold ?rm beliefs that aspects of physiology suit men and women for particular social roles. Men’s greater upper body strength makes them better candidates for manual labor, and their greater height gives the impression that they would make good leaders (i. e. , people we look up to). Women’s reproductive capacity and the caretaking tasks (e. g. , breastfeeding, baby minding) that accompany it make them seem suitable for other roles that require gentleness and nurturance. Third, the logic that underlies hypothesis testing in the sciences is focused on difference. Researchers design their studies with the hope that they can reject the null hypothesis that experimental groups do not differ.

Indian Perspectives on Workplace Bullying

Author: Premilla D'Cruz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811310173
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book, recognizing that workplace bullying is a significant employment relations and occupational health and safety problem in India which warrants urgent and holistic intervention, presents empirical studies examining contextual factors, antecedents, mediators, moderators, processes, outcomes and solutions, thereby deepening our understanding of the phenomenon. The chapters showcased in the volume emphasize the paradoxical Indian sociocultural ethos whose simultaneous embrace of humanism versus identity-based, personalized and hierarchical relationships, materialism versus spiritualism and individualism versus collectivism both fuel yet quell misbehaviour. The inquiries which constitute this book engage both positivist and postpostivist paradigms, draw on several theoretical and substantive frameworks, utilize an array of methods, investigate numerous foci and cover various geographical regions in India, a range of industrial sectors and all levels of the organization. In so doing, they make pathbreaking contributions beyond country-specific insights to advance the frontiers of the thematic area worldwide. The chapters include important findings pertaining to digital workplaces, child labour, forgiveness, customer bullying, psychological contract violation, perceived organizational support, psychological capital and comprehensive prevention strategies encompassing psychosocial risks. As well as building on a decade of knowledge about workplace bullying in India, the book puts forward a research agenda on the topic for the subcontinent in particular and the field in general. The volume is of interest to researchers, practitioners and students of organizational studies, human resource management, industrial relations, labour law, corporate law, health sciences and social work.

Organizational and Work Psychology Topics in Applied Psychology

Author: Cary Cooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113463448X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Topics in Applied Psychology offers a range of accessible, integrated texts ideal for courses in applied psychology. The books are written by leading figures in their field and provide a comprehensive academic and professional insight into each topic. They incorporate a range of features to bring psychology to life including case histories, research methods, ethical debate and learner activities. Each chapter opens with learning objectives to consolidate key points. A reading list and sample essay questions at the end of chapters enable further independent study. The series also offers an appreciation of multiple perspectives, examines the relationship between psychology and other cognate disciplines and discusses recent developments in each field. Topics in Applied Psychology will provide you with the tools you need to engage with, enjoy and understand your applied psychology discipline, ultimately ensuring confidence and success in exams as well as a comprehensive grounding in the profession. Organizational and Work Psychology examines individual behaviour, motivation and satisfaction, diversity management, teamwork, and decision making. Personnel practices and human resource management, performance management and career management are also explored in depth. The book also includes discussions on health, wellness and dysfunctional behaviour at work, politics and power in organizations, leadership, job design and the meaning of work. It concludes with an analysis of organizational cultures and climates and organizational change and development. The integrated and interactive approach, combined with the comprehensive coverage, make this book the ideal companion for courses in applied organizational and work psychology. Other books in the series include: Clinical Psychology, Criminal Psychology, Educational Psychology, Health Psychology and Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Assessment Center

Author: Claus D. Eck
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662477424
Format: PDF, Mobi
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AC-Experten zeigen in diesem praxisnahen Buch, wie man Assessment-Center professionell, kreativ, sozialverträglich und gleichzeitig kosteneffizient und flexibel gestaltet und durchführt – im Einsatzgebiet Personalentwicklung ebenso wie in der Personalauswahl. Neben Grundsätzlichem zur Personaldiagnostik, -beratung und Personenbeurteilung bietet das Buch konkrete Anleitungen zur Konstruktion, Durchführung und Evaluation von ACs in der Praxis. Dabei werden diverse AC-Varianten vorgestellt (Einzel-Assessment, Gruppen-Assessment, 360 ̊-Feedback) sowie Tipps zur Anbindung an die Unternehmensstrategie gegeben. Zahlreiche Ablaufpläne, Checklisten und Übungen finden sich nicht nur im Buch sondern auch zum Download und eigener Bearbeitung im Internet. Ein Werkzeugkasten für Personalentwickler, Personalmanager, Berater und Führungskräfte.

Wellbeing A Complete Reference Guide Work and Wellbeing

Author: Peter Y. Chen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118716213
Format: PDF, Docs
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Part of the six-volume reference set Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, this volume is a comprehensive look at wellbeing in the workplace at organizational, managerial, and individual levels. Discusses the implications of theory and practice in the field of workplace wellbeing Incorporates not only coverage of workplace stress in relation to wellbeing, but also aspects of positive psychology Explores the role of governments in promoting work place well being Part of the six-volume set Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research on wellbeing from across the social sciences Topics include work-life balance; coping strategies and characters of individuals; characteristics of workplaces and organizational strategies that are conducive to wellbeing; and many more

Organizational Stress Management

Author: A. Weinberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230203930
Format: PDF, ePub
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Including practical advice on how to conduct a stress audit and how to target stress 'hot spots' within an organization, Organizational Stress Management provides a fresh strategic model for the manager concerned with the negative effects stress can have both on company performance and the quality of life of individuals at work.

Handbook of Occupational Health and Wellness

Author: Robert J. Gatchel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461448395
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book integrates the growing clinical research evidence related to the emerging transdisciplinary field of occupational health and wellness. It includes a wide range of important topics, ranging from current conceptual approaches to health and wellness in the workplace, to common problems in the workplace such as presenteeism/abstenteeism, common illnesses, job-related burnout, to prevention and intervention methods. It consists of five major parts. Part I, “Introduction and Overviews,” provides an overview and critical evaluation of the emerging conceptual models that are currently driving the clinical research and practices in the field. This serves as the initial platform to help better understand the subsequent topics to be discussed. Part II, “Major Occupational Symptoms and Disorders,” exposes the reader to the types of critical occupational health risks that have been well documented, as well as the financial and productivity losses associated with them. In Part III, “Evaluation of Occupational Causes and Risks to Workers’ Health,” a comprehensive evaluation of these risks and causes of such occupational health threats is provided. This leads to Part IV, “Prevention and Intervention Methods,” which delineates methods to prevent or intervene with these potential occupational health issues. Part V, “Research, Evaluation, Diversity and Practice,” concludes the book with the review of epidemiological, measurement, diversity, policy, and practice issues–with guidelines on changes that are needed to decrease the economic and health care impact of illnesses in the workplace, and recommendations for future. All chapters provide a balance among theoretical models, current best-practice guidelines, and evidence-based documentation of such models and guidelines. The contributors were carefully selected for their unique knowledge, as well as their ability to meaningfully present this information in a comprehensive manner. As such, this Handbook is of great interest and use to health care and rehabilitation professionals, management and human resource personnel, researchers and academicians alike.

Handbook of Workplace Violence

Author: E. Kevin Kelloway
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761930620
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the Handbook of Workplace Violence, editors E. Kevin Kelloway, Julian Barling, and Joseph J. Hurrell Jr. bring together the contributions of leading researchers to provide summaries and unique perspectives on current theory, research, and practice relating to workplace violence. This is the only up to date resource currently available to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge regarding all aspects of workplace violence and aggression.