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Work, family and health: the expanding role of EAP professionals

Steven R.H. Beach (Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia, USA.)
Jack K. Martin (Director, Survey Research Center at the Institute for Behavioral Research, the University of Georgia, USA.)

Employee Counselling Today

ISSN: 0955-8217

Article publication date: 1 July 1995


Questions why an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) professional concerned with applied aspects of workplace intervention should be interested in the findings of basic research concerning non‐work matters. Suggests that this thought may keep some EAP professionals from paying attention to developments in basic research regarding work, family and health. In light of this, draws attention to various papers and basic research findings from the “Work, family and health” conference held in Georgia, Atlanta in 1992. These findings include, for example, the fact that when women find themselves occupying statuses incongruent with their self‐concept, they consume alcohol in larger quantities and in less socially desirable ways.



Beach, S.R.H. and Martin, J.K. (1995), "Work, family and health: the expanding role of EAP professionals", Employee Counselling Today, Vol. 7 No. 4, pp. 23-26.




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