Category: *Journal of Business and Psychology

Survey Nonresponse and Job Satisfaction

Many companies understand how important it is to survey employee satisfaction on the job. But does it matter how many employees actually respond to the survey? And, for those who don’t respond, how do we measure satisfaction? In this study, the authors caution companies to consider more than mere surface-level results of an employee satisfaction survey.

Improving websites used to recruit applicants (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Recruiting Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (in press) Article: Reactions to recruitment web sites: Visual and verbal attention, attraction, and intentions to pursue employment Authors: Allen, D. G., Biggane, J. E., Pitts, M., Otondo, R., & Van Scotter, J. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin If you’ve looked for a

Size Matters in Court? Determinations of Adverse Impact Based on Organization Size (IO Psychology)

Topic: Assessment, Discrimination, HR Policy, Statistics Publication: Journal of Business Psychology (JUN 2012) Article: Unintended consequences of EEO enforcement policies: Being big is worse than being bad Authors: R. Jacobs, K. Murphy, and J. Silva Reviewed By: Megan Leasher   Adverse impact occurs when neutral-appearing employment practices have an unintentional, discriminatory

The Placement of Demographic Questions in Surveys (IO Psychology)

Topic: Surveys Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (SEP 2012) Article: Demographic question placement: Effect on item response rates and means of a Veterans Health Administration survey Authors: R. Teclaw, M. C. Price, & K. Osatuke Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Imagine that you’re taking a survey for your company, and

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

Birds of a Feather: Studying Personality Similarity in Organizations and Occupations

Topic: Personality Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (2012) Article: Homogeneity of Personality in Occupations and Organizations: A Comparison of Alternative Statistical Tests Authors: Bradley-Geist, J. C., and Landis, R. S. Reviewer: Neil Morelli You’ve probably heard the expression, “It takes a certain type of person to be a (fill

Online survey invitations and perceived anonymity (IO Psychology)

Topic: Surveys Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (in press) Article: Effects of personalized versus generic implementation of an intra-organizational online survey on psychological anonymity and response behavior: A field experiment Authors: Karsten Mueller, Tammo Straatmann, Kate Hattrup, & Marco Jochum Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Survey research, specifically online survey

Increasing Training Transfer (I/O Psychology)

Topic: Training, Learning, Motivation Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology EC 2011) Article: Influencing learning states to enhance trainee motivation and improve training transfer Authors: Weissbein, D. A., Huang, J. L., Ford, J. K., & Schmidt, A. M. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin How many times have you heard about or

If you’re a mentor, be sure to fulfill obligations

Topic: Mentoring, Human Resources Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (in press) Article: Mentoring and psychological contract breach Authors: Haggard, D. L. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Having a mentor can lead to many positive outcomes for the protégé, but what kinds of negative outcomes might a mentor cause? Haggard (in