State of the art: The context of psychosocial factors at work in the Asia Pacific?

Jodi Oakman, Maureen Dollard, Akihito Shimazu, Rusli Bin Nordin

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The Asia Pacific is a rapidly growing region with a diverse range of countries, both developing and developed. Across the region there are significant cultural variations and different work practices, creating a range of challenges for those charged with the management of workplace health. This book addresses an important gap, by focusing on research in the Asia-Pacific region that explores psychosocial work environment issues that have a significant influence on worker health and productivity. Most research concerning psychosocial factors at work is from Europe or North America and the generalizability of the research and practical implications is not clear. Consequently, managers, occupational health and safety personnel, human resource professionals, occupational health psychology practitioners, and public health professionals in the Asia Pacific have relied on an evidence basis with largely untested validity. This book extends the work of the first edition, "Psychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific," applies and tests new and emerging theories, provides insights into different workplace issues pertinent to the Asia Pacific, and practical insights into the management of psychosocial factors in the workplace.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPsychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Theory to Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783319444000
ISBN (Print)9783319443997
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Asia Pacific
  • Hazards
  • Policy
  • Psychosocial
  • Worker health
  • Working conditions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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