Chapter 11. New Technologies and Stress

  1. Cary L. Cooper Professor Editor-in-Chief President Chair Fellow2,
  2. Dr. James Campbell Quick Professor Fellow3 and
  3. Marc J. Schabracq health psychologist consultant4
  1. Kai-Christoph Hamborg and
  2. Siegfried Greif

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682357.ch11

International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition

International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Hamborg, K.-C. and Greif, S. (2009) New Technologies and Stress, in International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition (eds C. L. Cooper, J. C. Quick and M. J. Schabracq), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682357.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW, UK

  2. 3

    Goolsby Leadership Academy, The University of Texas at Arlington, PO Box 19377, Arlington, TX 76019-0377, USA

  3. 4

    Human Factor Development, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. University of Osnabrück, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470998069

Online ISBN: 9780470682357



  • new technologies and stress;
  • technological innovation - for surviving competitive markets;
  • transactional stress model and impact of new technologies on stress;
  • job control, subjective probability of reducing stress reactions;
  • technological knowledge and competencies;
  • social support - resource moderating stress reactions;
  • implementation strategy in technology-led strategy;
  • increase in strain due to VDU usage;
  • planned technological changes and state of uncertainty;
  • new technology - not a source of stress per se


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Impact of New Technologies on Stress

  • Research into the Implementation of New Technologies

  • Practical Implications

  • Conclusion

  • References