Year: 2009

Job Demands are to “I can’t” as Job Resources are to “I won’t”

Topic: Burnout, Job Analysis, Job Performance Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior (OCT 2009) Article: How changes in job demands and resources predict burnout, work engagement, and sickness absenteeism Authors: W.B. Schaufeli, A.B. Bakker, W. Van Rhenen Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger There are many theories that explain the causes and effects of

Finding the Optimal Working Flow

Topic: Job Performance Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (SEP 2009) Article: ‘Flow’ at work: An experience sampling approach Authors: C.J. Fullagar and E.K. Kelloway Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Although many IO psychologists are concerned with negative work states and behaviors such as burnout, stress and strain, workplace accidents, and

Your Lunchbox is Your Friend

Topic: Health & Safety Publication: Health Education & Behavior (APR 2009) Article: Factors Influencing Lunchtime Food Choices Among Working Americans Author: H.M. Blanck, A.L. Yaroch, A.A. Atienza, S.L. Yi, J. Zhang, L.C. Masse Reviewed by: Lit Digger Do you embrace your brown bag from home, or do you fork over the

Lead to inspire creativity and innovation. Gandhi did it – how hard can it be?

Topic: Creativity, Leadership Publication: Journal of Business Research (APR 2009) Article: Transformational leadership, creativity, and organizational innovation Authors: L. Gumusluolu, A.Llseve Reviewed by: Lit Digger Although Gandhi had passed away before the idea of transformational leadership was academically introduced by Burns in 1978, Gandhi’s life and work exemplified transformational leadership.  Transformational leaders:

Employee Testimonials on Recruitment Websites: Yea or Nay?

Topic: Diversity, Recruiting Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (SEP 2009) Article: Displaying employee testimonials on recruitment websites: Effects of communication media, employee race, and job seeker race on organizational attraction and information credibility Authors: H.J. Walker, H.S. Field, W.F. Giles, A.A. Armenakis, & J.B. Bernerth Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Employee

Keeping it Safe for Daylight Saving Time

Topic: Health & Safety Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (SEP 2009) Article: Changing to Daylight Saving Time cuts into sleep and increases workplace injuries Authors: C.M. Barnes & D.T. Wagner Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Although Daylight Saving Time was originally proposed to align the human sleep/wake cycle with the Earth’s rotation

Creativity by Committee

Topic: Creativity Publication: Academy of Management Journal (APR 2009) Article: A cross-level perspective on employee creativity: goal orientation, team learning behavior, and individual creativity Authors: G. Hirst, D. Van Kippenberg and J. Zhou Reviewed by: Katie Bachman In most cases, employee creativity is as much of a necessity for companies as

Active learning (Is this your first time, Doctor?)

Topic: Training Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (SEP 2009) Article: Active learning: When is more better? The case of resident physicians’ medical errors. Authors: T. Katz-Navon, E. Nevah, and Z. Stern Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Active learning refers to a broad spectrum of training strategies in which individual trainees are

Stressed at Work? Here’s a Drink on Me!

Topic: Stress Publication: Personnel Psychology (AUTUMN 2009) Article: Daily work stress and alcohol use: Testing the cross-level moderation effects of neuroticism and job involvement Authors: S. Liu, M. Wang, Y. Zhan, and J. Shi Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Many employees (perhaps as many as 92.5 million in the U.S. alone)