Category: Job Attitudes

Combating Stereotype Threat in the Workplace

Employees are often concerned that they are being judged or stereotyped based on their demographics, and their job performance and work attitudes are often negatively affected. This perceived stereotype threat may be eliminated if actively confronted by organizational leaders using training or affirmation, rather than being passively ignored and allowed to fester.

Restrictive Work Policies: Gaining Employee Buy-In

No one wants to have to enforce restrictive work policies, but managers often have to do just that. How can they get employee buy-in, when a policy is something their employees will naturally feel inhibited by? An analysis of four studies reveals an interesting technique for getting buy-in on restrictive work policies without altering the policies themselves.

Idiosyncratic Deals: How work arrangements affect job performance

Flex-schedules, work from home, modified hours, alternate office locations – lately the news is full of debates as to whether or not idiosyncratic deals and atypical work arrangements really, well, work. A recent study suggests that not only do such idiosyncratic deals, or i-deals, work – they actually improve job performance and inspire employee gratitude.

Selection Tests and Job Performance

Does a candidate’s feelings about a company’s selection testing process affect their job performance, if hired? According to a new study, the answer to this question is: Yes. Does that mean you need to redesign your selection tests? Probably not. However, there are factors to be aware of when developing or administering a selection test.

Assessing idiosyncratic deals (IO Psychology)

In this four-study article, the authors outline the development of a 16-item measure of i-deals negotiated by job incumbents. The authors then developed a reliable scale across four studies that replicated successfully in three samples. Results indicate that employees negotiate i-deals across four content domains.

Predicting Turnover? You Might Want to Measure This (IO Psychology)

Topic: Job Attitudes, Turnover Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology Article: When and How Is Job Embeddedness Predictive of Turnover? A Meta-Analytic Investigation Authors: Jiang, K., Liu, D., McKay, P. F., Lee, T. W., & Mitchell, T. R. Reviewer: Neil Morelli Have you ever had a job where you felt like

Talkin’ ‘bout my generation: Does it affect work-related attitudes?

Topic: Job Attitudes, Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction, Turnover Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (in press) Article: Generational differences in work-related attitudes: A Meta-analysis Authors: D. P. Costanza, J. M. Badger, R. L. Fraswer, J. B. Severt, & P. A. Gade Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Do generational differences predict work-related

Proactive Performance Increases Customer Satisfaction (IO Psychology)

Topic: Culture, Self-Efficacy, Job Attitudes, Citizenship Behavior Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAY 2012) Article: Doing the right thing without being told: Joint effects of initiative climate and general self-efficacy on employee proactive customer service performance. Authors: S. Raub, H. Liao Reviewed By: Ben Sher In the customer service division,

Like Pulling Teeth: How to Get Greater Employee Feedback (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Feedback, Leadership, Job Attitudes Publication: Personnel Psychology Article: Ask And You Shall Hear (But Not Always): Examining the Relationship Between Manager Consultation and Employee Voice Authors: Tangirala, S., & Ramanujam, R. Reviewer: Neil Morelli Whether you’re a researcher, consultant, HR professional, or manager, you know that the best sources