Month: May 2013

Job Performance – Predictors of Mood

The authors studies employees’ positive and negative emotions from concurrent appraisals of the immediate task situation and individual differences in performance goal orientation. Hypothesized relationships were significant regarding appraisals of task importance, and those high on performance goal orientation reacted to appraisals of task importance differently than those low on performance goal orientation.

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.

Boundaries to success: Conditions under which human resource practices do and do not increase performance of small firms

The authors examined boundary conditions of the relationship between firm-level high-investment human resource systems and objective small-firm labor productivity in a sample of small, for-profit, Canadian firms.This study investigates the extent of the influence of these systems on small-firm labor productivity.