4. Coping with Specific Work-Related Stressors

  1. Philip J. Dewe,
  2. Michael P. O'Driscoll and
  3. Cary L. Cooper

Published Online: 15 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470711712.ch4

Coping with Work Stress: A Review and Critique

Coping with Work Stress: A Review and Critique

How to Cite

Dewe, P. J., O'Driscoll, M. P. and Cooper, C. L. (2010) Coping with Specific Work-Related Stressors, in Coping with Work Stress: A Review and Critique, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470711712.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470997666

Online ISBN: 9780470711712



  • coping with specific work-related stressors;
  • individuals, dealing with specific kinds of stressor - encountered in their work lives;
  • roles, leisure plays in coping with stress - as a ‘positive diversion or time-out’;
  • progress towards understanding coping effectiveness;
  • first issue confronting researchers - what is meant by ‘coping effectiveness’;
  • effective coping - captured in dictum of effectiveness ‘for whom’ and ‘at what cost’;
  • coping effectiveness, in terms of context - within which it occurs;
  • dynamic nature of coping - complexity when considering the outcomes;
  • coping strategies, either problem- or emotion-focused - determining their effectiveness;
  • stress to emotions - to positive emotions and coping


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Types of coping

  • Coping with work stressors

  • Coping strategies used by specific occupational groups

  • Future directions in research on coping with specific work stressors