Research into stress is growing by leaps and bounds but there has been little attempt to reflect on the variety of research methodologies employed, or on the future direction of research. This text equips researchers and practitioners in health psychology, medicine and human resources with background for a critical appreciation of the published research. It provides a critical overview of stress research methods in studies which include mental and physical health, and which are concerned with job and family settings and general life events. The roles of social support, coping, and Type A behavioural patterns are also examined. The volume represents a mixture of epidemiological, clinical, and social psychological perspectives.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd