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Psychological Stress, Resilience and Wellbeing

Psychological Stress, Resilience and Wellbeing

Six Volume Set
Edited by:

September 2015 | SAGE Publications Ltd

This six-volume collection – comprised of two three-volume collections, Psychological Stress and Psychological Resilience and Wellbeing - brings together the key papers which have furthered understanding of the closely-related and important topics of stress, resilience and wellbeing.


The six volumes taken together give an overview and insight into areas such as definitions of stress, resilience and wellbeing, relevant scales and instruments, stress-management/treatment/health promotion, outcome studies and professional issues. The editors have carefully selected papers from a range of diverse sources including psychology, counselling, coaching, nursing and public health journals, and provide an illuminating overview of the field through the newly-written introductory chapters at the beginning of each volume, which also provide the rationale behind the selection of material.


Set One: Psychological Stress

Volume One: The History and Development of Theories: Stress

Volume Two: The Measurement of Stress

Volume Three: The Management of Stress


Set Two: Psychological Resilience and Wellbeing

Volume One: The History and Development of Theories: Resilience and Wellbeing

Volume Two: The Measurement of Resilience and Wellbeing

Volume Three: The Enhancement of Resilience and Wellbeing


A Syndrome Produced by Diverse Nocuous Agents

Hans Selye
Does Fight or Flight Need Updating?

H. Bracha et al.
Freeze, Flight, Fright, Faint: Adaptationist Perspectives on the Acute Stress Response Spectrum

H. Stefan Bracha
Protective and Damaging Effects of Stress Mediators

Bruce McEwen
Memory Formation under Stress: Quantity and Quality

Lars Schwabe, Oliver Wolf and Melly Oitzi
Searching for the Structure of Coping: A Review and Critique of Category Systems for Classifying Ways of Coping

Ellen Skinner, Kathleen Edge, Jeffrey Altman and Hayley Sherwood
Job Burnout: New Directions in Research and Intervention

Christina Maslach
Does the stress in Childhood and Adolescence Matter? A Psychological Perspective

Bernard Lau
Why Should Men and Women Marry and Have Children? Parenthood, Marital Status and Self-perceived Stress among Canadians

Ali Muhammad and Alain Gagnon
The Role of Gender in Workplace Stress: A Critical Literature Review

Kristina Gyllensten and Stephen Palmer
Understanding the Relationship between Work Stress and U.S. Research institutions Failure to Retain Underrepresented Minority (URM) Faculty

Ruth Enid Zambrana
The Wear and Tear of Daily Stressors on Mental Health

Jacqueline Mogle, Martin Sliwinski and David Almeida
Cognitive Activation Theory of Stress: An Integrative Theoretical Approach to Work Stress

James Meurs and Pamela Perrewé
Association of Psychosocial Risk Factors with Risk of Acute Myocardinal Infarction in 11119 Cases and 13648 Controls from 52 Countries (The Interheart Study): Case-Control Study

Annika Rosengren, Steven Hawken, Stephanie Õunpuu, Karen Sliwa, Mohammad Zubaid, Wael Almahmeed, Kathleen Blackett, Chitr Sitthi-amorn, Hiroshi Sato and Salim Yusuf
Job Stress in National Health Service managers: A Qualitative Exploration of the Stressor-Strain Health Relationship. The ‘fit’ and ‘unfit’ manager

Dinah Jenkins and Stephen Palmer
The Relative Impact of Workplace Bullying as a Social Stressors At Work

Lars Johan Hauge, Anders Skogstrand and Ståle Einarsen
Working Life and Mental Health - A Challenge To Psychiatry?

Lennart Levi
Long-term Stability of Depression, Anxiety and Stress Syndromes

Peter Lovibond
The Short-form version of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS-21): Construct validity and normative Data in a Large Non-Clinical Sample

Julie Henry and John Crawford
The Development of a Six-Item Short-Form of the State Scale of the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)

Theresa Marteau and Hilary Bekker
Psychometric Properties and Standardised Data for Questionnaires Measuring Negative Affect, Dispositional Style and Daily Hassles. A Nation-Wide Sample

Berit Scott and Lennart Melin
Confirmation of the Dimensional Structure of the SCL-90: A Study in Construct Validation

Leonard Derogatis and Patricia Cleary
The Validity of Two Versions of the Ghq in the Who Study Of Mental Illness in General Health Care

D.P. Goldberg, R. Gater, N. Sartorius, T.B. Ustun, M. Piccinelli, O. Gureje and C. Rutter
Validity of the GHQ and SCL anxiety and Depression Scales: A Comparative Study

Maarten Koeter
Stress Mapping: A Visual Technique to Aid Counselling or Training

Stephen Palmer
‘Management standards’ and work-related stress in the UK: Policy Background and Science

Colin Mackay, Rosanna Cousins, Peter Kelly, Steve Lee and Ron McCaig
‘Management Standards’ and Work-Related Stress in the UK: Practical Development

Rosanna Cousins, Colin Mackay, Simon Clarke, Chris Kelly, Peter Kelly and Ron McCaig
Modelling Occupational Stress and Employee Health and Wellbeing in a Chinese Higher Education Institution

Xiaoli Sang, Stephen Teo, Cary Cooper and Philip Bohle
Occupational Stress in Romanian Intensive Care Nurses: A Multicentric Study

MirelaBidilica, VioricaNedelcu, Raluca Sfetcu, Daniela Ionescu and Dan Corneci
Psychosocial Risks and Work-related Stress in Developing Countries: The Need for a Multilevel Intervention Framework

Evelyn Kortum and Stavroula Leka
An Example of a Stress Policy

The Measurement of Effort–Reward Imbalance At Work: European Comparisons

Johannes Siegrist, Dagmar Starke, Tarani Chandola, Isabelle Godin, Michael Marmot, Isabelle Niedhammer and Richard Peter
Ten Years On: A Review of Recent Research on the Job Demand–Control (-Support) Model and Psychological Well-Being

Jan Häusser , Andreas Mojzisch , Miriam Niesel and Stefan Schulz-Hardt
Systematic Review: Work-related stress and the HSE Management Standards

K. Brookes, C. Limbert, C. Deacy, A. O’Reilly, S. Scott and K. Thirlaway
New, Normative, English-Sample Data for the Short Form Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-4)

Sheryl Warttig, Mark Forshaw, Jane South and Alan White
Comprehensive Knowledge for Stress Management Practitioners

Stress Management for Employees: An Evidence Based Approach

Stephen Palmer and Kristina Gyllensten
Working with a Client Suffering from Workplace Stress in a Primary Care Setting: A Cognitive Behavioural Case Study

KristinaGyllensten and Stephen Palmer
PRACTICE: A Model Suitable for Coaching, Counselling, Psychotherapy and Stress Management

Stephen Palmer
Coping Imagery

Stephen Palmer
Inference Chaining: A Rational Coaching Technique

Stephen Palmer
Rational Coaching: A Cognitive Behavioural Approach

Stephen Palmer
Rational Coaching with Perfectionistic Leaders to Overcome Avoidance of Leadership Responsibilities

Victoria Ellam-Dyson and Stephen Palmer
SPACE: A Psychological Model for Use within Cognitive and Behavioural Coaching, Therapy and Stress Management

Nick Edgerton and Stephen Palmer
Reducing Stress in the Workplace

Stephen Palmer
Effects of Low-Dose Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR-ld) on Working Adults

Maryanna Klatt, Janet Buckworth and William Malarkey
Gardening Promotes Neuroendocrine and Affective Restoration from Stress

Agnes Van Den Berg and Mariëtte Custers
Job Strain as a Risk Factor for Leisure-Time Physical Inactivity: An Individual Participant Meta-analysis of up to 170 000 Men and Women

Eleonor Fransson et al
A Positive Affect Intervention for People Experiencing Health-Related Stress: Development and Non-Randomized Pilot Test

Judith Tedlie Moskowitz et al.
Process Evaluation for Organizational Stress and Well-Being Interventions: Implications for Theory Methods and Practice

Caroline Biron and Maria Karanika-Murray
Evaluating organizational-level work stress interventions: Beyond traditional methods

Tom Cox, Maria Karanika, Amanda Griffiths and Jonathan Houdmont
The Benefits of Interventions for Work-Related Stress

Jac van der Klink, Roland Blonk, Aart Schene and Frank van Dijk
Autopsy of a Failure: Evaluating Process and Contextual Issues in an Organizational-Level Work Stress Intervention

Caroline Biron, Caroline Gatrell and Cary Cooper
Stress Reduction Through Psychoeducation: A Meta-Analytic Review

Tom Van Daele, Dirk Hermans, Chantal Van Audenhove and Omer Van den Bergh
Perceived Organizational Support as a Moderator in the Relationship Between Organizational stressors and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors

Ajay Jain, Sabir Giga and Cary Cooper
Perceptions of stress and Stress Interventions in Finance Organizations: Overcoming Resistance Towards Counselling

Kristina Gyllensten, Stephen Palmer and Jacqui Farrants
Internet-Based Course for the Management of Stress for Junior High Schools

Helen Van Vliet and Gavin Andrews
A Multimodal Assessment and Rational Emotive Behavioural Approach to Stress Counselling: A Case Study

Dinah Jenkins and Stephen Palmer
Part One:Theory of Resilience
Resilience in the Face of Adversity: Protective Factors and Resistance to Psychiatric Disorder

Michael Rutter
Psychological Resilience: A Review and Critique of Definitions, Concepts, and Theory

David Fletcher and Mustafa Sarkar
Editorial: Resilience

Ivan Robertson and Cary Cooper
Resilience: A Meta-Analytic Approach

Ji Hee Lee, Suk Kyung Nam, A-Reum Kim, Boram Kim, Min Young Lee and Sang Min Lee
Resilience in Mental Health: Linking Psychological and Neurobiological Perspectives

Bart Rutten et al.
Psychobiology and Molecular Genetics of Resilience

Adriana Feder, Eric Nestler and Dennis Charney
Toward a Definition of Family Resilience: Integrating Life-Span Family Perspectives

Dale Hawley and Laura DeHaan
Levels of Resilience: Associations among Individual, Community, and National Resilience

Shaul Kimhi
Part Two: Wellbeing
Understanding and Researching Wellbeing: Its Usage in Different Disciplines and Potential for Health Research and Health Promotion

Anna Cronin de Chavez, Kathryn Backett-Milburn, Odette Parry and Stephen Platt
Discourse on Wellbeing in Research and Practice

Vincent La Placa, Allan McNaught and Anneyce Knight
Positive Psychological Wellbeing and Mortality: A Quantitative Review of Prospective Observational Studies

Yoichi Chida and Andrew Steptoe
Effect of Potentially Modifiable Risk Factors Associated with Myocardinal Infarction in 52 Countries (The INTERHEART Study): Case-Control Study

Salim Yusuf et al.
Stress-Induced Obesity and the Emotional Nervous System

Mary Dallman
Conceptualizing, Measuring and Nurturing Hope

Charles Snyder
Hope and Goal Attainment: Testing a Basic Prediction of Hope Theory

David Feldman, Kevin Rand and Kristin Kahle-Wrobleski
A Meta-Analysis of Hope Enhancement Strategies in Clinical and Community Settings

Robert Weis and Elena Speridakos
The Health Benefits of Urban Green Spaces: A Review of the Evidence

Andrew Lee and Ravi Maheswaran
Part One: The Measurement of Resilience
A Methodological Review of Resilience Measurement Scales

Gill Windle, Kate Bennett and Jane Noyes
A Review of Instruments Measuring Resilience

Nancy Ahern, Ermalynn Kiehl, Mary Lou Sole and Jacqueline Byers
Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Resilience Scale

Gail Wagnhild and Heather Young
Development of a New Resilience Scale: The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale

Kathryn Connor and Jonathan Davidson
Psychometric Analysis and Refinement of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale: Validation of a 10-Item Measure of Resilience

Laura Campbell-Sills and Murray Stein
The Development and Validation of the Inventory of Family Protective Factors: A Brief Assessment for Family Counseling

Deborah Gardner, Charles Huber, Robert Steiner, Luis Vazquez and Todd Savage
Part Two: The Measurement of Wellbeing
Conceptual Domains Included in Wellbeing and Life Satisfaction Instruments: A Review

Sherma Charlemagne-Badal, Jerry Lee, Terry Butler and Gary Fraser
Happiness, Culture, and Context

Gordon Mathews
The Comprehensive Quality of Life Scale (ComQol): Instrument Development and Psychometric Evaluation on College Staff and Students

Robert Cummins, Marita McCabe, Yolanda Romeo and Eleonora Gullone
The Will and the Ways: Development and Validation of an Individual-Differences Measure of Hope

Charles Snyder et al.
A Psychometric Comparison of Four Measures of Hope and Optimism

Lyndall Steed
The World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment (WHOQOL): Development and General Psychometric Properties

The WHOQOL Group
The World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment (QOL): Position Paper from the World Health Organization.

The WHOQOL Group
Valid and Reliable Assessment of Wellness among Adolescents: Do You Know What You’re Measuring?

Jerome Rachele, Tracey Washington, Thomas Cuddihy, Faisal Barwais and Steven McPhail
New Well-Being Measures: Short Scales to Assess Flourishing and Positive and Negative Feelings

Ed Diener, Derrick Wirtz, William Tov, Chu Kim-Prieto, Dong-won Choi, Shigehiro Oishi and Robert Biswas-Diener
Part One: Interventions to Enhance Resilience
Executive Coaching Enhances Goal Attainment, Resilience and Workplace Well-Being: A Randomised Controlled Study

Anthony Grant, Linley Curtayne and Geraldine Burton
Experimental Analysis of a Web-Based Training Intervention to Develop Positive Psychological Capital

Fred Luthans, James Avey and Jaime Patera
Self-Compassion and Psychological Resilience among Adolescents and Young Adults

Kristin Neff and Pittman McGehee
Enhancing Resilience in the Workplace through the Practice of Caring Relationships

Sandra Wilson and Shann Ferch
Part Two: Wellbeing - Interventions/Enhancement of Wellbeing
Mindfulness Meditation and Curiosity: The Contributing Factors to Wellbeing and the Process of Closing the Self-Discrepancy Gap

Itai Ivtzan, Hannah Gardner and Zhanar Smailova
Multimodal Coaching and Its Application to Workplace, Life and Health Coaching

Stephen Palmer
Health Coaching: A Developing Field within Health Education

Stephen Palmer
Multimodal Relaxation Method

Stephen Palmer
Resilience Enhancing Imagery: A Cognitive Behavioural Technique Which Includes Resilience Undermining Thinking and Resilience Enhancing Thinking

Stephen Palmer
The Judicious Use of Hypnosis in Coaching and Coaching Psychology Practice

Stephen Palmer
OHP Interventions: Wellness Programs

Leigh Schmitt
Organizational Wellness Programs: A Meta-Analysis

Kizzy Parks and Lisa Steelman
Exploring Faculty Health and Wellbeing: Creating a Caring Scholarly Community

Sandra Mixer, Marilyn McFarland, Margaret Andrews and Cecily Strang
Intervention Studies on Enhancing Work Well-Being, Reducing Burnout, and Improving Recovery Experiences among Hong Kong Health Care Workers and Teachers

Oi Ling Siu, Cary Cooper and David Phillips
Are Techniques Used in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Applicable to Behavior Change Interventions Based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour?

Imogen Hobbis and Stephen Sutton
Coaching with Self-Determination in Mind: Using Theory to Advance Evidence-based Coaching Practice

Gordon Spence and Lindsay Oades
Daily Recovery from Work-related Effort during Non-Work Time

Evangelia Demerouti, Arnold Bakker, Sabine Geurts and Toon Taris
Work, Recovery Activities and Individual Well-Being: A Diary Study

Sabine Sonnentag
Examining Group Walks in Nature and Multiple Aspects of Well-Being: A Large-Scale Study

Melissa Marselle, Katherine Irvine and Sara Warber
The Coaching Ripple Effect: The Effects of Developmental Coaching on Wellbeing across Organisational Networks

Sean O’Connor and Michael Cavanagh