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Handbook of Workplace Violence

Handbook of Workplace Violence

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January 2006 | 704 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In the Handbook of Workplace Violence, editors E. Kevin Kelloway, Julian Barling, and Joseph J. Hurrell Jr. bring together the contributions of leading researchers to provide summaries and unique perspectives on current theory, research, and practice relating to workplace violence. This is the most up-to-date resource available providing a comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge regarding all aspects of workplace violence and aggression.
Part I summarizes the leading theoretical perspectives on violence and aggression and provides prevalence estimates for aggression and violence in North American workplaces. 
Part II focuses on leading experts in the field summarizing what is known about the sources of workplace violence (e.g., partner violence, communal violence, industrial relations violence, public-initiated violence) forms of aggression in the workplace (e.g., emotional abuse, workplace bullying, cyber-aggression) and populations (e.g., occupations, youth) at special risk for workplace violence and aggression.  
Part III considers the experience of victims as well as individual (e.g., critical incident stress debriefing) and organizational (e.g., selection, training) interventions designed to prevent, or ameliorate the consequences of workplace violence.  

This is a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in the fields of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Human Resources, Health Psychology, Public Health, and Employee Assistance Programs. It is also an excellent textbook for graduate courses in Organizational Behavior, Occupational Health Psychology, and Organizational Psychology.

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Part I. Perspectives on Workplace Violence
1.Editors’ Introduction to Part I
Richard B. Felson
2.Violence as Instrumental Behavior
Paul E. Spector, Suzy Fox, & Theresa Domagalski
3.Emotions, Violence, and Counterproductive Work Behaviors
Aaron C.H. Schat, Michael R. Frone, & E. Kevin Kelloway
4.Prevalence of Workplace Aggression in the U.S. Workforce: Findings from a National Study
Part II. Sources and Forms of Workplace Violence
5.Editors’ Introduction to Part II
Loraleigh Keashly & Steve Harvey
6.Workplace Emotional Abuse
Charlotte Rayner & Cary L. Cooper
7.Workplace Bullying
Marilyn Lanza
8. Violence in Nursing
Irvin Sam Schonfeld
9.School Violence
Stephen B. Perrott & E. Kevin Kelloway
10. Workplace violence in the Police
Lori Francis, James E. Cameron, & E. Kevin Kelloway
11.Crossing the Line: Violence on the Picket Line
Manon Mireille LeBlanc, Kathryn E. Dupre, & Julian Barling
12. Public Initiated Violence
Kelly M.J. Farley & Victor M. Catano
13.The battlefield as workplace: Violence in Warfighting
Michelle Innes & Julian Barling
14.Violence in peacekeeping
Joerg Dietz & Harjinder Gill
15.Community Sources of Workplace Violence
Jennifer E. Swanberg, TK Logan & Caroline Macke
16.The Consequences of Partner Violence on Employment and the Workplace
Collette Arens Bates, Lynn Bowes-Sperry, & Anne M. O’Leary-Kelly
17.Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A look Back and a Look Ahead
Sean Tucker and Catherine Loughlin
18. Young Workers
Terrance Weatherbee and E. Kevin Kelloway
19. A Case of Cyberdeviancy: Cyber Aggression in the Workplace
Part III. Prevention and Intervention
20.Editors’ Introduction to Part III
Elizabeth Kelley & Jane Mullen
21.Organizational Response to Workplace Violence
Theresa M. Glomb & Lilia M. Cortina
22.The Experience of Victims: Using Theories of Traumatic and Chronic Stress to Understand Individual Outcomes of Workplace Abuse
Joseph J. Hurrell Jr
23.Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Workplace Violence
Arla L. Day & Victor M. Catano
24.Screening and Selecting out Violent Employees
Aaron C.H. Schat & E. Kevin Kelloway
25.Training as a Workplace Aggression Intervention Strategy
M. Sandy Hershcovis & Julian Barling
26. Preventing Insider-initiated Workplace Violence
About the Editors
About the Contributors

"The Handbook of Workplace Violence brings together an impressive list of researchers and scholars with diverse areas of expertise related to workplace violence. This handbook provides an invaluable reference for both basic and applied researchers, students, and policymakers."

Robert T. Hitlan
Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books

"Readers from other disciplines, who have an interest in interpersonal violence as it occurs in public spaces, would be drawn to other chapters and would be equally intrigued.  In essence, this handbook has a broad readership and ably meets its goal of 'summarizing the state of current knowledge and charting the course for future research.'" —CANADIAN PSYCHOLOGY    

Canadian Psychology
Canadian Psychology
Key features
  • Handbook of Workplace Violence is the only current and comprehensive overview of research on workplace violence and aggression

  • Gives readers access the most current information

  • Includes new forms of aggression/violence that have not been well recognized in the workplace literature

  • Goes beyond the traditional forms of violence 

  • Considers the experience of the individual and potential interventions aimed at individuals

  • A focus on prevention

  • Allows for the design of organizational policies interventions for dealing with violence/aggression                  

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