Chapter 4. Managing Job Stress: Cross-Cultural Variations in Adjustment

  1. Sussie Eshun BA, MA, PhD psychologist Professor teacher researcher member2 and
  2. Dr Regan A. R. Gurung BA, PhD Chair Professor Research fellow3
  1. Joseph P. Eshun Jr PhD Associate Professor2 and
  2. Dr Kevin J. Kelley PhD Assistant Professor1

Published Online: 5 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch4

Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

How to Cite

Eshun, J. P. and Kelley, K. J. (2009) Managing Job Stress: Cross-Cultural Variations in Adjustment, in Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice (eds S. Eshun and R. A. R. Gurung), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 3

    University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Pennsylvania State University, Lehigh Valley campus, USA

  2. 2

    East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169837

Online ISBN: 9781444305807

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Keywords:

  • managing job stress - cross-cultural variations in adjustment;
  • prevalence rates and costs of occupational stress across nations;
  • definition of adjustment disorder;
  • defining stress and occupational stress;
  • how culture shapes perception of stress;
  • cross-cultural investigations of job stress and psychological adjustment;
  • individual–organizational interface intervention;
  • organizational-level of intervention requiring modifications in work environment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Prevalence Rates and Costs of Occupational Stress Across Nations

  • Definition of Adjustment Disorder

  • Defining Stress and Occupational Stress

  • How Culture Shapes Perception of Stress

  • Cross-Cultural Investigations of Job Stress and Psychological Adjustment

  • Cultural Sensitivity in Developing and Implementing Coping Strategies and Treatment Interventions at the Individual and Organizational Levels

  • Conclusions and Suggestions for Practice and Research

  • References