Chapter 29. Psychosocial Approach to Occupational Health

  1. Gavriel Salvendy Ph.D. Chair, Professor, and Head of the Department2,3
  1. Mika Kivimäki Professor of Occupational Health Psychology and
  2. Kari Lindström Professor and Director

Published Online: 28 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470048204.ch29

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

How to Cite

Kivimäki, M. and Lindström, K. (2006) Psychosocial Approach to Occupational Health, in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0470048204.ch29

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  2. 3

    Tsinghua University Beijing, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, Helsinki, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471449171

Online ISBN: 9780470048207



  • cybernetic theory of organizational stress;
  • burnout and job satisfaction;
  • occupational stress and disease


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Theories and Concepts

  • Work Organization and Job Design

  • Responses to Psychosocial Factors at Work

  • Occupational Stress and Disease

  • Methods of Measurement

  • Individual- and Group-Oriented Intervention

  • Improving Work and Work Organizations

  • Summary

  • References