State of the art: The context of psychosocial factors at work in the Asia Pacific?

Jodi Oakman, Maureen F. Dollard, Akihito Shimazu, Rusli Bin Nordin

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    Abstract

    The Asia Pacific is a rapidly growing region with a diverse range of countries, both developing and developed. Across the region there are significant cultural variations and different work practices, creating a range of challenges for those charged with the management of workplace health. This book addresses an important gap, by focusing on research in the Asia-Pacific region that explores psychosocial work environment issues that have a significant influence on worker health and productivity. Most research concerning psychosocial factors at work is from Europe or North America and the generalizability of the research and practical implications is not clear. Consequently, managers, occupational health and safety personnel, human resource professionals, occupational health psychology practitioners, and public health professionals in the Asia Pacific have relied on an evidence basis with largely untested validity. This book extends the work of the first edition, "Psychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific," applies and tests new and emerging theories, provides insights into different workplace issues pertinent to the Asia Pacific, and practical insights into the management of psychosocial factors in the workplace.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPsychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific: From Theory to Practice
    EditorsAkihito Shimazu, Rusli Bin Nordin, Maureen Dollard, Jodi Oakman
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages3-22
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319444000
    ISBN (Print)9783319443997
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

    Keywords

    • Asia Pacific
    • Hazards
    • Policy
    • Psychosocial
    • Worker health
    • Working conditions

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