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Mediators and Moderators of Organizational Interventions to Prevent Occupational Stress

Caroline Biron, Cary L. Cooper and Frank W. Bond

in The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Well Being

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199211913
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199211913.003.0018

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management C

 Mediators and Moderators of Organizational Interventions to Prevent Occupational Stress

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This article reviews the effectiveness of organizational interventions to prevent organizational stress. It especially focuses on identifying possible moderators and mechanisms involved in work-/organization-directed stress initiatives. It begins by presenting systematic reviews, which are supposed to allow determining the overall impacts of interventions by considering all relevant studies. Then, it presents the gaps in the literature in this field in order to understand why reviews produce inconsistent conclusions. It then proposes a model illustrating moderators and mediators of stress interventions. This model includes a number of contextual issues as well as interventions' and stakeholders' characteristics for each stage of the risk management cycle. This article argues that by measuring and considering at least some of these variables, a better understanding of why interventions produce (or not) certain outcomes could be achieved and more consistency could be found in studies evaluating the impact of organizational interventions.

Keywords: organizational interventions; organizational stress; moderators; mediators; stress interventions

Article.  10008 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Human Resource Management ; Organizational Theory and Behaviour

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