Psychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific

  • Maureen F. Dollard
  • Akihito Shimazu
  • Rusli Bin Nordin
  • Paula Brough
  • Michelle R. Tuckey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Psychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maureen F. Dollard, Akihito Shimazu, Rusli Bin Nordin, Paula Brough, Michelle R. Tuckey
      Pages 3-26
    3. Norito Kawakami, Jungsun Park, Maureen F. Dollard, Junming Dai
      Pages 27-52
  3. Innovations in Method for Workplace Health and Safety

  4. Psychosocial Risks in the Asia Pacific

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Sharon Sam Mee Kwan, Michelle R. Tuckey, Maureen F. Dollard
      Pages 177-200
    3. Nobuko Matsuoka, Akihito Shimazu
      Pages 217-230
    4. Miho Takahashi, Anthony H. Winefield
      Pages 231-251
  5. Physical Health Risks at Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Valerie J. O’Keeffe, Michelle R. Tuckey
      Pages 275-290
  6. Work-Life Balance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Zaiton Hassan, Maureen F. Dollard, Anthony H. Winefield
      Pages 293-307
    3. Jian Li, Peter Angerer
      Pages 309-321
    4. Paula Brough, Zaiton Hassan, Michael O’Driscoll
      Pages 323-336
  7. Interventions in Workplace Health and Safety

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Amanda Biggs, Andrew Noblet, Amanda Allisey
      Pages 355-376
    3. Tessa S. Bailey, Maureen F. Dollard
      Pages 377-386
  8. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. Paula Brough, Maureen F. Dollard, Michelle R. Tuckey
      Pages 389-396

About this book


The past several decades of rapid organizational change and global economic activity beseech a fresh understanding of work conditions and mental health across all nations and regions. This volume  addresses psychosocial factors at work, legislation, frameworks, research innovations and common perceptions in the Asia Pacific countries. It presents new research on psychosocial factors at work from an Asia Pacific perspective, introducing exciting new research on workaholism, bullying, work-life balance and conflict, work demands classifications, and psychosocial safety climate. Insights regarding workplace psychosocial factors, worker health and well-being have evolved mainly within North American and European cultural contexts and developed industrial countries. This state of the art account of knowledge development in the Asia Pacific region will stimulate new insights for researchers and policy makers to improve the quality of workers’ lives worldwide.

"This very informative book highlights the significance and uniqueness of job stress problems encountered by workers of different countries in the Asia Pacific region.  Occupational health researchers all around the world will find this book a great inspiration for future research."

Yawen Cheng, ScD, Institute of Health Policy and Management, Taiwan

“Initiatives and interventions reported from collaborative projects present useful hints for filling gaps in policies and practices for managing psychosocial risk factors in diverse work-life situations in the Asia Pacific region”.

Dr. Kazutaka Kogi, President, International Commission of Occupational Health


Asia Pacific Multilevel Work Stress Models Occupational Health Psychology Organisational Psychology Organizational Interventions Predispositions to Anger Psychosocial Risks Response Bias Stress Management Work Stress Work-Family Conflict Work-Life Balance Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Workaholism and Work Addictions Worklife Enrichment Workplace Health and Safety

Editors and affiliations

  • Maureen F. Dollard
    • 1
  • Akihito Shimazu
    • 2
  • Rusli Bin Nordin
    • 3
  • Paula Brough
    • 4
  • Michelle R. Tuckey
    • 5
  1. 1.Centre for Applied Psychological Research, School of Psychology, Social Work & Social PolicyUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Mental Health, Graduate School of MedicineThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health SciencesMonash UniversityJohor BahruMalaysia
  4. 4.School of Applied PsychologyGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  5. 5.Centre for Applied Psychological Research, School of Psychology, Social Work & Social PolicyUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-8974-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-8975-2
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