Mental health in the workplace (a case study among professionals in the financial services sector)

Xiao Lu Wang, Wing Hong Hector Tsang, Kan Shi

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This chapter reviews extant literature on mental health in the workplace. We give particular attention to different models of work stress and explain its relationship with job burnout and depression which are two common mental health problems at work. Although the tie between stress and mental health is well known, there is a dearth of research on exploring its relationship in specific occupations. In the second part of this book chapter, we present a case study on identifying the work stressors of professionals working in the financial services section in Hong Kong. Finally, suggestions are made as to research that needs to be conducted in the future with a view to raising the awareness of employers and employees on this issue and at the same time unveiling the possible etiologies, promoting good mental health practices, and maintaining a healthy working environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndustrial Psychology Research Trends
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)1600218253, 9781600218255
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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