The Fun and Frustration of Modern Working Life presents an easy to read and timely overview of the state-of-the-art of many important areas in occupational health psychology. It focuses on the health and well-being of workers, the work related causes and consequences of (lack of) worker health and well-being, and strategies for improvement. It also marks the retirement of Wilmar Schaufeli, one of the most eminent scholars active in occupational health psychology since the 1990s.
This book offers a collection of short and accessible chapters that present the most striking recent findings in occupational health psychology. These include topics such as unemployment and job insecurity, workaholism, burnout, work engagement, work motivation, job crafting, contemporary job stress models, recent insights on interventions, ‘positive’ organizational psychology, leadership, boredom and recovery from work. The authors of the chapters are all highly esteemed international experts. The contributions to this book provide their readers with the latest psychological insights in the health and well-being of people at work. In conjunction they are also a tribute to the intellectual heritage of Wilmar Schaufeli.
Toon Taris is full professor at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Maria Peeters is associate professor at Utrecht University and full professor at Eindhoven University, The Netherlands. Hans De Witte is full professor at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium.
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