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Religion and Spirituality as Factors that Influence Occupational Stress and Well-Being

The Role of Demographics in Occupational Stress and Well Being

ISBN: 978-1-78350-647-7, eISBN: 978-1-78350-646-0

ISSN: 1479-3555

Publication date: 17 September 2014

Abstract

This chapter explores religion and spirituality as a form and source of demographic differences relevant to the study of occupational stress and well-being. The purpose of the chapter is to provide a resource and starting point to occupational health and stress researchers who may be interested in religion/spirituality. A review of critical religion/spirituality concepts is provided, along with a discussion of how religion/spirituality can be integrated into common occupational stress theories and reconciled with commonly studied variables within this domain. A series of future research directions involving religion/spirituality and occupational health and stress are ultimately presented.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgments

Sincere thanks are owed to my colleagues Paul Watson and Ralph Hood for their support, encouragement, and review of elements of this work. I also sincerely appreciate the efforts of my graduate assistant at the time of writing this chapter, Craig Holton, for helping to locate critical resources that support various elements in this chapter.

Citation

Cunningham, C.J.L. (2014), "Religion and Spirituality as Factors that Influence Occupational Stress and Well-Being", The Role of Demographics in Occupational Stress and Well Being (Research in Occupational Stress and Well Being, Vol. 12), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 135-172. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-355520140000012004

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