Synopses & Reviews
Evidence is accumulating that in many contemporary work environments people are literally working themselves to death. But what do we really know about job-related stress and illness? Based on a ten-year study of nearly five thousand workers, this path-breaking book by a distinguished industrial engineer and sociologist and a specialist in industrial medicine identifies a clear connection between work-related illness and workers lack of participation in the design and outcome of their labors.
"Provides compelling reasons for treating the American work force as a valuable resource . . . and for looking at occupational stress as a serious social problem."--New York Times Book Review
Based in a decade-long study of nearly five thousand workers, this pathbreaking book identifies a clear connection between work-related illness and workers lack of control.
About the Author
is professor of work environment at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Töres Theorell, a physician, is also a professor at Swedens National Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.