Chapter 12. Flexibility at Work in Relation to Employee Health

  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. Töres Theorell

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682357.ch12

International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition

International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Theorell, T. (2009) Flexibility at Work in Relation to Employee Health, 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.ch12

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. Karolinska Institute Stockholm, Sweden

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470998069

Online ISBN: 9780470682357

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Keywords:

  • flexibility at work in relation to employee health;
  • individual physiological mechanisms underlying reaction patterns;
  • unpredictable biological variability and biological responses to demands in environment;
  • psychological flexibility;
  • organizational flexibility in prosperous organizations;
  • working in active situation - anabolic restoring and protective processes in body;
  • hard health outcome criteria;
  • flexible solutions from individual's point of view;
  • work organization changes inducing flexibility;
  • demand-control-support model - educationally useful

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Physiological Flexibility

  • Psychological Flexibility

  • Organizational Flexibility

  • Physiological Counterparts of the demand-Control-Support Model

  • Combining the Individual's need for Flexibility with that of the Work Organization

  • Public Health Perspectives

  • References