To review current knowledge regarding the workplace psychosocial environment including the nature and outcomes of organizational stressors and the effectiveness of workplace stress interventions.
Provides a narrative review of the extant literature and extrapolate findings from the emergent literature on positive psychology.
A great deal is known about the environmental characteristics that cause or contribute to workplace stress. The literature on interventions is more sparse.
Research on the psychosocial environment must move beyond a reliance on cross‐sectional, self‐report data, focus on demonstrating the effectiveness and utility of organizational interventions and expand the domain of psychosocial research to include a more positive focus.
Provides three central propositions for advancing research on the psychosocial environment in organizations.
Kevin Kelloway, E., Teed, M. and Kelley, E. (2008), "The psychosocial environment: towards an agenda for research", International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 50-64. https://doi.org/10.1108/17538350810865596
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited