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Questions about the causes or sources of work stress have been the subject of considerable research, as well as public fascination, for several decades. Earlier interest in this issue focused on the question of whether some jobs are simply more inherently stressful than others. Other questions that soon emerged asked whether some individuals were more prone to stress than others. The Handbook of Work Stress focuses primarily on identifying the different sources of work stress across different contexts and individuals.   

Organizational Consequences
Organizational consequences
Steve M.JexCraig D.Crossley

Authors' Note: Correspondence regarding this chapter should be sent to Steve M. Jex, Department of Psychology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403. Electronic mail may be sent to sjex@bgnet.bgsu.edu

Occupational stress has become a topic of great interest to academic researchers, managers in organizations, and the general public as well. A clear indication of this interest is the sheer number of scientific studies as well as book chapters and reviews examining occupational stress (see Beehr, 1995; Tubre & Collins, 2000). Authors of these studies and reviews often attempt to “grab” the reader by describing the negative impact that employee stress has on organizations. For example, many authors cite the amount of money that stress costs organizations and drains from ...

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