1. A Multilevel Model of Economic Stress and Employee Well-Being

  1. Jonathan Houdmont BSc, PGCE, MSc, PhD Lecturer director Executive Officer and
  2. Stavroula Leka
  1. Robert R. Sinclair1,
  2. Lindsay E. Sears1,
  3. Tahira Probst2 and
  4. Mark Zajack1

Published Online: 1 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661550.ch1

Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice, Volume 1

Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice, Volume 1

How to Cite

Sinclair, R. R., Sears, L. E., Probst, T. and Zajack, M. (2010) A Multilevel Model of Economic Stress and Employee Well-Being, in Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice, Volume 1 (eds J. Houdmont and S. Leka), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470661550.ch1

Editor Information

  1. University of Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Clemson University, USA

  2. 2

    Washington State University Vancouver, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 12 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470682654

Online ISBN: 9780470661550

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Keywords:

  • multilevel model of economic stress and employee well-being;
  • Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) researchers recognizing threat of job insecurity, unemployment and under-employment to employee wellbeing;
  • multilevel model - relationship between economic stress and well-being;
  • economic stress as “aspects of economic life - potential stressors for employees and their families;
  • multilevel model of economic stress;
  • perceived income adequacy (PIA) as cognitive construct and basic living needs (PIA-needs);
  • macroeconomic moderators - individualism/collectivism, frequently studied cultural dimensions;
  • role of financial knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) in economic stress;
  • multilevel perspective on economic stress - better understanding of relationships in economic stress measures;
  • income, strongest reason as to why people work – in top of lists of people's important concerns

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Defining Economic Stress

  • The Individual Level

  • The Organizational Level

  • The Macroeconomic Level

  • Economic Stress Interventions

  • Research Directions

  • Conclusion

  • References