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Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Health

Clare Bambra

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588299
eISBN:
9780191731372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588299.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

We are told that ‘work is good for us’ and that ill-health is caused by ‘individual lifestyles’. Drawing on research from public health, social policy, epidemiology, geography, and political science, ... More


Culture, Self-Identity, and Work

Miriam Erez and P. Christopher Earley

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195075809
eISBN:
9780199854912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075809.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The focus of this book is the development and application of a middle-range theory of culture, self-identity, and work behaviour. According to the authors' self-representative theory, three ... More


The potential for prevention: occupation

Gwenllian Wynne-Jones and Chris J. Main

in Chronic Pain Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199235766
eISBN:
9780191594816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235766.003.0024
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Work is an important component of the public health perspective on chronic pain. This chapter considers work and the working environment as causes of pain; the consequences of chronic pain for work ... More


Health and the psychosocial environment at work

Michael Marmot and Richard G. Wilkinson

in Social Determinants of Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198565895
eISBN:
9780191723988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565895.003.06
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

A number of different diseases have been related to psychosocial conditions in the workplace, most notably coronary heart disease (CHD), musculoskeletal disorders, and mental illness. This chapter ... More


Changing Environmental Events and Conditions

Sharon B. Berlin

in Clinical Social Work Practice: A Cognitive-Integrative Perspective

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195110371
eISBN:
9780199865680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110371.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter starts by reviewing and elaborating the contributions of environmental circumstances to personal meanings. It then gives major attention to approaches that can be used to alter the ... More


Socio-economic position and health: The role of work and employment

Johannes Siegrist and Töres Theorell

in Social Inequalities in Health: New evidence and policy implications

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198568162
eISBN:
9780191724107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568162.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explores the role of work and employment in explaining social inequalities in health by focusing on material and psychosocial dimensions of an adverse work environment. First, it ... More


Keeping Preparation Fresh and Focused

Stewart Gordon

in Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177435
eISBN:
9780199864690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177435.003.05
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter discusses several techniques to maintain focus during performance preparation: changing your physical state, warm-up exercises, changing the order of work patterns, changing your work ... More


Psychosocial work environment and stress-related health complaints: an analysis of children’s and adolescents’ situation in school

Bitte Modin and Viveca Östberg

in Health inequalities and welfare resources: Continuity and change in Sweden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347589
eISBN:
9781447302483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter investigates stress-related aspects of health, namely psychosomatic complaints and psychological wellbeing, using the demand-control-support model as the frame of reference and ... More


Employer Liability for Employee Acts of Religious Harassment

Raymond F. Gregory

in Encountering Religion in the Workplace: The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Workers and Employers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449543
eISBN:
9780801460746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449543.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines an employer's liability for acts of religious harassment committed by an employee. According to Title VII, employers must maintain a discrimination-free work environment, a ... More


Religion and the Law in the Workplace of the Future

Raymond F. Gregory

in Encountering Religion in the Workplace: The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Workers and Employers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449543
eISBN:
9780801460746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449543.003.0021
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter reflects on issues arising from the practice of religion in the workplace and how to resolve them. Employers and employees will confront complex issues that typically occur in the ... More


Introduction: The Fast Path to Corporate Growth

Marc H. Meyer

in The Fast Path to Corporate Growth: Leveraging Knowledge and Technologies to New Market Applications

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180862
eISBN:
9780199851270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180862.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Growth is the goal of every ambitious business. It provides employees with a dynamic work environment and opportunities for advancement. It provides customers with a stream of new products and ... More


Occupational Epidemiology

Panu Oksa and Jukka Uitti

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Epidemiology is the science that studies the distribution and determinants of health-related conditions and events in populations, such as a community or a workforce or workers assigned to a ... More


Work, Health and Wellbeing: The Challenges of Managing Health at Work

Sarah Vickerstaff, Chris Phillipson, and Ross Wilkie (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428080
eISBN:
9781447305637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428080.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The relationship between health and work is widely recognised as complex and multifaceted. In the context of an ageing population, our ability to enable people with health issues to continue working ... More


Evaluating Harassment Occurring “Because of Sex”

Ann C. McGinley

in Masculinity at Work: Employment Discrimination through a Different Lens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780814796139
eISBN:
9780814764329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796139.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter deals with the thorny issue of whether an individual’s harassing behavior occurs “because of sex,” a proof requirement of Title VII. Using masculinities theory as a lens, it identifies ... More


Work, stress and health: Theories and models

Linda L. Magnusson Hanson, Martin Hyde, Holendro Singh Chungkham, and Hugo Westerlund

in Work and Health in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447327363
eISBN:
9781447327370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327363.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses how psychosocial factors at work can impact on people's health, and how such factors have been conceptualised and measured by researchers in this field. Psychosocial factors ... More


Examining the Influence of Adaptive Instructional Techniques on Human Performance for Tasks Conducted in Extremely Stressful Work Environments

Robert Sottilare and Stephen Goldberg

in Human Performance Optimization: The Science and Ethics of Enhancing Human Capabilities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190455132
eISBN:
9780190455156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190455132.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines the potential benefits of computer-based adaptive instruction to human performance during the training of tasks usually conducted in extremely stressful work environments (e.g., ... More


Conclusion: setting the agenda for future research

Chris Phillipson, Ross Wilkie, and Sarah Vickerstaff (eds)

in Work, Health and Wellbeing: The Challenges of Managing Health at Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428080
eISBN:
9781447305637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428080.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter draws together themes and issues raised in the individual chapters, identifies gaps in our current understanding of how to manage health conditions at work and set an agenda for future ... More


Auditory warning sounds in the work environment

R. D. Patterson

in Human Factors in Hazardous Situations: Proceedings of a Royal Society Discussion Meeting held on 28 and 29 June 1989

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521914
eISBN:
9780191688454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521914.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

Flooding the environment with sound is certain to attract attention; however it also causes startled reactions and prevents communications at a crucial point in time. In collaboration with several ... More


Working conditions, health and well-being among the scavenger community

Vimal Kumar

in Work and Health in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447327363
eISBN:
9781447327370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327363.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the working conditions, health, and well-being among the scavenger community, drawing on the findings from qualitative research, using a mix of participant observation and ... More


Free Speech and Hostile Environments

Jack M. Balkin

in Directions in Sexual Harassment Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098006
eISBN:
9780300135305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098006.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter describes how some commentators argue that the First Amendment conflicts with sexual harassment law. These objections generally focus on employer liability for hostile environments. ... More


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