1.1 Recent Papers

Recent Papers: 2006 Onwards


Psychosocial Risk Management: Methodology

Cox, T., Oliver, A., Rial-González, E., Tomas, J.M., Griffiths, A.G., and Thompson, L. (2006) The development of a Spanish language version of the Worn Out scale of the General Well-Being Questionnaire. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 9, 94-102

Griffiths, A.J., Cox, T., Karanika, M., Khan, S., and Tomas, J. (2006). Work design and management in the manufacturing sector: Development and validation of the Work Organisation Assessment Questionnaire. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 63, 669-675

Cox, T., Karanika-Murray, M., Griffiths, A., and Houdmont, J. (2007) Evaluating organizational-level work stress interventions: Beyond traditional methods. Work & Stress, 21, 348-362

Houdmont, J., Cox., T., and Griffiths, A. (2010). The effect of case definition on the work-related stress prevalence rate in large-scale workforce surveys. Occupational Medicine, 60, 658-661

Karanika-Murray, M., and Cox, T. (2009) The use of artificial neural networks and multiple linear regression in modelling work-health relationships: Translating theory into analytical practice. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 19, 461-486

Karanika-Murray, M.,  Antoniou, A.S., Michaelides, G., and Cox, T. (2009) Expanding the risk assessment methodology for work-related health: A technique for incorporating multivariate curvilinear effects. Work & Stress, 2399 – 119

Wynne-Jones, W., Varnava, A., Buck, R., Karanika-Murray, M., Griffiths, A., Phillips, C., Cox, T., Kahn, S., and Main, C. (2009). Examination of the Work Organisation Assessment Questionnaire in public sector workers. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 51, 586-593

Psychosocial Risk Management: Organizational Interventions

Cox, T., Taris, T., and Nielsen, K. (2010) Organizational interventions: issues and challenges. Work & Stress, 24, 217 – 218

Nielsen , K., Taris, T., and Cox, T. (2010) The future of organizational interventions: addressing the challenges of today’s organizations. Work & Stress, 24, 219 – 233

Randall, R., Cox, T., and Griffiths, T. (2007) Participants’ accounts of intervention processes and context in organizational level stress management interventions. Human Relations, 60, 1181-1209

Psychosocial Risk Management: Policy Interventions

Kortum, E., Leka, S., and Cox, T. (2010) Psychosocial risks and work-related stress in developing countries: Health impact, priorities, barriers and solutions. International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, 23, 1 – 14

Kortum, E., Leka, S., and Cox, T. (2011) Perceptions of psychosocial hazards, work-related stress and workplace priority risks in developing countries. Journal of Occupational Health, 53, 144-155

Leka, S., Jain, A., Cox, T., and Kortum, E. (2011) The development of the European framework for psychosocial risk management: PRIMA-EF. Journal of Occupational Health, 53, 137-143

Leka, S., Jain, A., Zwetsloot, G., and Cox, T. (2010) Policy-level interventions and work-related psychosocial risk management in the European Union. Work & Stress, 24, 298 – 307


Zang, Y., Hunt, N., Cox, T. and Joseph, S. (2012) The short form of the Changes in Outlook Questionnaire: Translation and validation of the Chinese version. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 10:41. www.hqlo.com/content/10/1/41

Zang, Y., Hunt, N., and  Cox, T. (2013). A randomised controlled pilot study: The effectiveness of narrative exposure therapy with adult survivors of the Sichuan earthquake. BMC Psychiatry, 13:41. www.biomedcentral.com/1471-244X-13-41

Health at Work

Kouvonen, A., Kivimaki, M., Vahtera, J., Oksanen, T., Elovainio, M., Cox, T., Virtanen, M., Pentti, J., Cox, S.J., and Wilkinson, R.G (2006) Psychometric evaluation of a short measure of social capital at work. BMC Public Health, 6, 251

Kouvonen A, Kivimäki M, Elovainio M, Cox SJ, Cox T, Linna A, Virtanen M, Vahtera J. (2007) Organisational justice and smoking: Finnish Public Sector Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 61, 427–433

Kouvonen A, Oksanen T, Vahtera J, Väänänen A, De Vogli R, Leka S, Cox T, Pentti J, and Kivimäki M. (2008) Workplace social capital and smoking cessation: the Finnish Public Sector Study. Addiction, 103, 1857-1865

Health Promotion:

Kouvonen, A., Stafford, M., De Vogli, R., Shipley, M.J., Marmot, M., Cox, T., Vahtera, J., Vaananen, A., Heponiemi, T., Singh-Manoux, A., and Kivimaki, M. (2011) Negative aspects of close relationships as a predictor of increased body mass index and waist circumference: The Whitehall II Study. American Journal of Public Health, 101, 1474-1480

Kouvonen, A., De Vogli, R., Stafford, M., De Vogli, R., Shipley, M.J., Marmot, M., Cox, T., Vahtera, J., Vaananen, A., Heponiemi, T., Singh-Manoux, A., and Kivimaki, M. (2011) Social support and the likelihood of maintaining and improving levels of physical activity: The Whitehall II Study. European Journal of Public Health 10:1093/eurpub/ckr091

Kouvonen A, Swift JA, Stafford M, Cox T, Vahtera J, Väänänen A, Heponiemi T, De Vogli, R., Griffiths A., and Kivimäki M. (2011) Social participation and maintaining recommended waist circumference: Prospective evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Journal of Aging & Health 24, 250-268


Cox, T., Houdmont, J., and Griffiths, A (2006) Rail passenger crowding, stress, health and safety in Britain. Transportation Research Part A Policy & Practice, 40, 244-258.

Mohd Mahudin, N.D., Cox, T., and Griffiths, A. (2012) The measurement of rail passenger crowding: scale development and psychometric properties. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology, 15, 38-51


Taris, T., Cox, T and Tisserand, M. (2008) Engagement at work: An emerging concept. Work & Stress, 22, 185-186

Samra, R., Griffiths, A., Cox, T., Conroy S., and Knight, A. (In press: 2013) Changes in medical students’ and doctors’ attitudes towards older adults after an intervention: A systematized review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society