13. Workload: A Review of Causes, Consequences, and Potential Interventions

  1. Jonathan Houdmont2,
  2. Stavroula Leka2 and
  3. Robert R. Sinclair3
  1. Nathan A. Bowling and
  2. Cristina Kirkendall

Published Online: 29 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119942849.ch13

Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice, Volume 2

Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice, Volume 2

How to Cite

Bowling, N. A. and Kirkendall, C. (2012) Workload: A Review of Causes, Consequences, and Potential Interventions, in Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice, Volume 2 (eds J. Houdmont, S. Leka and R. R. Sinclair), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119942849.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute of Work, Health and Organisations (IWHO), University of Nottingham, UK

  2. 3

    Clemson University, USA

Author Information

  1. Wright State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119971047

Online ISBN: 9781119942849

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Keywords:

  • workload, causes and interventions;
  • workload, source of occupational stress;
  • workload, the much-needed direct attention;
  • operationalizations of workload;
  • conceptual overlap, workload and work stressors;
  • factors within work environment;
  • factors, within individual employees;
  • workload effects on employee well-being;
  • CRT;
  • CRT, workload and negative effects on well-being

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Defining Workload

  • Operationalizations of Workload

  • Conceptual Overlap between Workload and Other Work Stressors

  • Potential Causes of Excessive Workload

  • Potential Effects of Workload on Employee Well-Being

  • Potential Effects of Workload on Employee Behavior

  • Moderators of the Effects of Workload

  • Combating Organizational Problems Associated with Heavy Workloads

  • Summary

  • References