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C. D. Fisher, R. Gitelson, S. Jackson, R. Schuler, R. L. Kahn, D. M. Wolfe, R. P. Quinn, J. D. Snoek, R. A. Rosenthal, R. Karasek, T. Theorell, S. Melamed, Y. Fried, P. Froom, S. L. Sauter, L. R. Murphy & J. J. Hurrell

In: Handbook of Work Stress

Chapter 1: Editors' Overview: Sources of Work Stress

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Editors' Overview: Sources of Work Stress
Editors' overview: Sources of work stress

In one way or another, the questions of the causes or sources of work stress have attracted considerable empirical attention and public fascination for several decades. This interest has coalesced around several fundamental questions: Are some jobs inherently more stressful than others? Are some individuals more prone to stress than others? In this first section of this handbook, the contributors identify and discuss different sources of work stress.

Terry Beehr and Sharon Glazer's chapter starts this section with their focus on one of the most widely studied stressors, namely organizational role stressors. Research on role stressors has been conducted for at least 40 years (Kahn, Wolfe, Quinn, Snoek, & Rosenthal, 1964) with two meta-analyses having ...

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