Category: *Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology

What Makes for a Successful Employee and Why?

Topic: Job Performance, Personality
Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (MAR 2010)
Article: Human capital and objective indicators of career success: The mediating effects of cognitive ability and conscientiousness
Authors: T.W.H. Ng and D.C. Feldman
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Work Hard or Disengage in the Face of Job Insecurity?

Topic: Performance, Turnover
Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (MAR 2010)
Article: A model for the effects of job insecurity on performance, turnover intention, and absenteeism
Authors: T. Staufenbiel and C.J. König
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Brainwriting – a New Trend for Increased Innovation?

Topic: Creativity Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (MAR 2009) Article: Better than brainstorming? Potential contextual boundary conditions to brainwriting for idea generation in organizations. Author: P. A. Heslin Reviewed By: Sarah Teague The generation of innovative ideas is essential to the success of modern organizations. In attempts to facilitate

Mentoring: A Win-Win-Win Situation

Topic: Mentoring, Job Performance Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (DEC 2009) Article: What can I gain as a mentor? The effect of mentoring on the job performance and social status of mentors in China Authors: D. Liu, J. Liu, H.K. Kwan, and Y. Mao Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Curing the Organizational Restructuring Blues

Topic: Change Management, Organizational Development Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology Article: Employee identification before and after an internal merger: A longitudinal analysis. Author: J. Bartels, J. Pruyn, S. DeJong Featured by: Benjamin Granger One employee factor crucial to the success of organizational change is the extent to which employees identify (align themselves) with their organizations prior to the restructuring.  But, employees can identify with the organization at different levels.  For example, employees can identify

The Researcher’s Advantage to Chilled-Out Survey Participants

Topic: Stress, Wellness Publication: Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology Article: Too stressed out to participate Examining the relation between stressors and survey response behavior. Blogger: LitDigger If you’re in the kind of work I’m in, your projects thrive off of survey response rates. Yes, that is only one element to a successful organizational study, BUT CLEARLY response rates are a big deal to research! You probably have read some articles on

Work-Family Conflict: White vs Blue Collar

Topic: Work-Life Balance Publication: Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology Article: The roles of context and everyday experience in understanding work-non work relationships: A qualitative diary study of white- and blue-collar workers. Blogger: Rob Stilson This study focused on work-family conflict as observed in two organizations, one that encouraged work-family integration (Organization I) and one

Read you like a book: Employee attributes of HR practices

Topic: Job Attitudes, Organizational Performance, Strategic HR Publication: Personnel Psychology Article: Employee attributions of the “why” of HR practices: Their effects on employee attitudes and behaviors, and customer satisfaction. Blogger: Benjamin Granger A recent article by Nishii and colleagues explores how employees’ beliefs about “why” management employs certain HR practices (training, payment, selection, etc.) affect organizational performance.  Although

Rest, Relax and Be Merry…At Work!

Topic: Stress, Work-Life Balance Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology Article: Staying vigorous until work is over: The role of trait vigor, day-specific work experiences and recovery. Blogger: Benjamin Granger After a long hard day of work, many of us get back home only to do more work!  After all that,

Probing the Mind of an Interviewer

Topic: Assessment, Interviewing Publication: Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology Article: Fit perceptions in the employment interview: The role of similarity, liking, and expectations. Blogger: Benjamin Granger To better understand how interviewers make hiring decisions, Garcia, Posthuma, and Colella (2008) present a study published in a recent issue of the Journal