Psychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific

From Theory to Practice

  • Akihito Shimazu
  • Rusli Bin Nordin
  • Maureen Dollard
  • Jodi Oakman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Policy and Practice Framework in the Asia Pacific and Beyond

  3. Psychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific

  4. Practical Approach Towards Healthy Workplaces and Workers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Rachael E. Potter, Alice Fattori, Maureen F. Dollard
      Pages 205-224
    3. Akiomi Inoue, Norito Kawakami, Teruichi Shimomitsu, Akizumi Tsutsumi, Takashi Haratani, Toru Yoshikawa et al.
      Pages 225-247
  5. Practical Approach in Specific Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Jiro Moriguchi, Sonoko Sakuragi, Masayuki Ikeda
      Pages 291-306
    3. Qiao Hu, Wilmar B. Schaufeli, Toon W. Taris
      Pages 325-340
    4. Wesley P. McTernan, Maureen F. Dollard, Michelle R. Tuckey, Robert J. Vandenberg
      Pages 341-358
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Akihito Shimazu, Jodi Oakman, Maureen F. Dollard, Rusli Bin Nordin
      Pages 361-369

About this book


This book presents research and practice from the Asia Pacific to address the gap in the global stock of knowledge of psychosocial factors at work. It explores the region and focuses on practices that promote healthy workplaces and workers by presenting research from around the globe on issues such as telework, small and medium-sized enterprises, disaster areas, suicide prevention, and workplace client violence. It discusses multidisciplinary efforts with a practical approach to addressing worker occupational health and provides examples and research. It also explores psychosocial risk and prevention as well as the significant cultural variations and practices in the diverse range of countries covered. 


psychosocial factors at work work stress multilevel work stress models Asia Pacific occupational health psychology organizational psychology work motivation managing differences organizational change cross-cultural psychology develop employees socialization psychosocial factors insecure employment poor work conditions collectivism religious beliefs work injury suicide prevention workplace violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Akihito Shimazu
    • 1
  • Rusli Bin Nordin
    • 2
  • Maureen Dollard
    • 3
  • Jodi Oakman
    • 4
  1. 1.Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Mental HealthThe University of TokyoBunkyo-kuJapan
  2. 2.Sch Med Health Sci, Clinical Schl JohoorMonash Univ. Jeffrey Cheah Sch Med Health Sci, Clinical Schl Johoor BahurJohor BahruMalaysia
  3. 3.University of South Australia, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social PolicyAsia Pacific Cent. for Work Health & A WHO Collaborating Cntr. in Occptn Health,Magill SAAustralia
  4. 4. & Human Factors, Dept. of Public HealthLa Trobe University, Centre for Ergonomi & Human Factors, Dept. of Public HealthBundooraAustralia

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