Although the topic of job attitudes and other workplace psychological constructs such as perceptions, identity, bonds, and motivational states is important, there are no books addressing the topic as a whole. Essentials of Job Attitudes and Other Workplace Psychological Constructs seeks to fill that void in a comprehensive edited volume that compiles chapters by experts on each construct.
Essentials of Job Attitudes and Other Workplace Psychological Constructs begins with a review of the concept of job attitudes and other workplace psychological constructs, then devotes a single chapter to each construct. These chapters focus on organizational justice, perceived organizational support, organizational identification, job involvement, workplace commitments, job embeddedness, job satisfaction, employee engagement, and team-related work attitudes. Each of these chapters addresses parallel content including definitions, history, theory, a critique of the field to date with future research recommendations, and how the given construct can be used in practice. There are two additional features that make this book unique: first, each chapter provides a nomological network figure of the workplace psychological construct addressed; and second, each chapter provides one or more of the current measures used to assess the construct of interest.
Essentials of Job Attitudes and Other Workplace Psychological Constructs is an ideal text for students and professionals in industrial-organizational psychology, organizational behavior, and human resource management.
Table of Contents
Part I. Why Study Job Attitudes and Other Workplace Psychological Constructs 1. Essentials of Job Attitudes and Other Workplace Psychological Constructs: An Introductory Chapter 2. Attitude Theory and Job Attitudes: On the Value of Intersections between Basic and Applied Psychology Part II. Job Attitudes and Other Workplace Psychological Constructs 3. Organizational Justice 4. Perceived Organizational Support 5. Organizational Identification 6. Job Involvement 7. Workplace Commitments 8. Job Embeddedness 9. Job Satisfaction 10. Employee Engagement 11. Team-Related Work Attitudes Part III. Conclusion 12. Critical Evaluation of the Literature and a Call for Future Research
Valerie I. Sessa is professor of psychology at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ, USA, where she teaches industrial-organizational psychology at the undergraduate, masters, and PhD levels.
Nathan A. Bowling is professor of psychology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, USA, where he teaches within the industrial-organizational psychology PhD concentration.
"There are two features that are especially noteworthy. First, each chapter presents a nomological network which allows the reader to see how the focal construct relates to both antecedents and outcomes. Second, each chapter also includes some sample measures which is a great addition that gets right to what these constructs mean and how to tap them. This book belongs on the shelves of practitioners and researchers alike – an important reference for the 21st century." —Paul E. Levy, The University of Akron, USA