Occupational Health Challenges: Mapping Psychosocial Factors Impacting Burnout and Well-Being

A special issue of European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education (ISSN 2254-9625).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 311

Special Issue Editors

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Institute of Sociology, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China
Interests: general psychology; emotional regulation and mental health; crisis intervention; psychological counseling; new developments in psychology; introduction to psychology; social psychology

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Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: clinical psychology; national mental health survey; assessment and promotion of mental health literacy; research and promotion of adolescent mental health; psychological health of technology workers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to delve into the intricate network of psychosocial factors influencing occupational burnout and overall well-being, particularly among workers in vulnerable positions. The rapidly evolving work landscape, amplified by technological advancements and shifting societal norms, has brought about unique challenges that disproportionately affect certain groups of workers. These challenges are multifaceted, involving elements such as workplace culture, social support systems, and individual psychological resilience. This Special Issue seeks to shed light on these complexities, offering insights that are vital for developing more inclusive and supportive work environments.

Themes (among others):

Psychosocial Risk Factors and Vulnerable Populations: This theme focuses on identifying and analyzing the specific psychosocial risk factors that contribute to burnout and diminished well-being in vulnerable worker groups, such as migrants, part-time workers, or those in precarious employment.

Impact of Organizational Culture and Management Practices: Articles under this theme will explore how various aspects of organizational culture and management practices, like leadership styles, work demands, and recognition, affect employee mental health and job satisfaction.

The Role of Social Support and Networking: This theme examines the influence of social support systems, both within and outside the workplace, in mitigating the effects of occupational stress and enhancing worker well-being. 

Technological Advancements and Worker Well-being: The contributions related to this topic will investigate how recent technological changes in the workplace impact psychosocial stress levels and overall worker health, especially among digitally marginalized groups. 

Intervention Strategies and Policy Recommendations: Articles under this theme will focus on evidence-based interventions and policy recommendations aimed at improving occupational health and reducing burnout, particularly for those most at risk. 

This Special Issue aims to foster a multidisciplinary dialogue, bringing together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to address the pressing issue of occupational health in the changing world of work. We invite contributions that not only deepen our understanding of the factors impacting vulnerable workers but also propose actionable solutions to enhance their well-being and job satisfaction.

Dr. Gabriela Topa
Prof. Dr. Samuel Fernández-Salinero
Prof. Dr. Guofang Wang 
Dr. Zhiyan Chen
Guest Editors

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  • occupational health
  • psychosocial factors
  • burnout
  • well-being

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