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Author Leung, Mei-yung

Title Stress management in the construction industry / Mei-yung Leung, Isabelle Yee Shan Chan, Cary L. Cooper
Published Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom : Wiley Blackwell, 2015
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Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; About the Authors; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Construction Personnel in Practice; 1.1 Background to Stress Management in Construction; 1.2 Construction Organisations; 1.2.1 Governments; 1.2.2 Developers; 1.2.3 Consultants; 1.2.4 Contractors; 1.2.5 Suppliers; 1.3 Construction Personnel; 1.3.1 Project Managers; 1.3.2 Architects; 1.3.3 Engineers; 1.3.4 Quantity Surveyors; 1.3.5 Construction Workers; 1.4 Construction Projects; 1.4.1 Nature; 1.4.2 Construction Procurement; 1.5 Stress in the Construction Industry; References
3.1.3 Emotional Stress3.2 Development of a Conceptual Model of Stress; 3.3 Research Results on Stress among Construction Personnel; 3.3.1 Statistical Studies; 3.4 Case Studies; 3.4.1 Public Toilet Construction; 3.4.2 Highway Project; 3.5 Practical Implications; 3.6 Summary; References; Chapter 4 Sources of Stress Affecting Construction Personnel; 4.1 Stressors Affecting Construction Personnel; 4.1.1 Personal Stressors; 4.1.2 Interpersonal Stressors; 4.1.3 Task Stressors; 4.1.4 Organisational Stressors; 4.1.5 Physical Stressors; 4.2 Development of a Conceptual Model of Stressors and Stress
4.3 Research Results on Stressors and Different Construction Personnel4.3.1 Statistical Studies of Stressors of Construction Personnel; 4.4 Case Studies; 4.4.1 Building Information Modeling in Housing Projects; 4.4.2 Design of a Water Tank in a Residential Project; 4.5 Practical Implications; References; Chapter 5 Consequences of Stress; 5.1 Consequences of Stress Affecting Construction Personnel; 5.2 (Inter)Personal Performance of Construction Personnel; 5.2.1 Personal Satisfaction; 5.2.2 Interpersonal Relationships; 5.3 Task Performance of Construction Personnel; 5.3.1 Project Outcomes
5.3.2 Safety Behaviours5.4 Organisational Performance of Construction Personnel; 5.4.1 Sense of Belonging; 5.4.2 Intention to Stay; 5.5 Development of a Conceptual Model of Stress and Performance; 5.5.1 Conceptual Model of Stress and Performance; 5.5.2 Relationship between Stress and Performance; 5.6 Research Results on Stress and Performance of Construction Personnel; 5.6.1 Statistical Studies; 5.6.2 Correlation Analysis; 5.7 Discussion; 5.7.1 Performance of Construction Personnel by Age; 5.7.2 Performance of Construction Personnel by Gender; 5.7.3 Stress and Performance
Chapter 2 Theories of Stress2.1 The History of Stress Theory; 2.1.1 Psychobiology; 2.1.2 Sociology; 2.1.3 Psychiatry; 2.2 Arousal Theories; 2.2.1 Fight or Flight -- Cannon; 2.2.2 Eustress versus Distress -- Selye; 2.2.3 The Yerkes-Dodson Law; 2.3 Appraisal and Regulatory Theories; 2.3.1 Transactional Stress Model -- Lazarus and Folkman; 2.3.2 Model of Controlled Processing and Compensatory Control -- Hockey; 2.3.3 Stress-Adaptation Model -- Hancock and Warm; 2.4 Summary; References; Chapter 3 Stress; 3.1 Stress Levels of Construction Personnel; 3.1.1 Work Stress; 3.1.2 Physical Stress
Summary This systematic review of stress management in construction will helpan understanding of the issues and theory as well as offering practicalrecommendations.-addresses the growing concern to makework in construction healthier, safer, and more productive -integrates research results, survey statisticsand scenario analyses to reveal underlying causes of stress -offers recommendations for reducingstress
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Construction industry -- Employees -- Health and hygiene
Construction workers -- Job stress
Stress management
Construction industry -- Employees -- Health and hygiene.
Stress management.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2014035720
ISBN 1118456394 (electronic bk.)
9781118456392 (electronic bk.)