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The Psychology of Work

Theoretically Based Empirical Research, 1st Edition

Edited by Jeanne M. Brett, Fritz Drasgow

Psychology Press

360 pages

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This edited volume is derived from a conference held in honor of Charles Hulin's contribution to the psychology of work. His research has carefully developed and tested theory related to job satisfaction, withdrawal from work, and sexual harassment. Edited by Hulin's students, The Psychology of Work discusses research in job satisfaction. This research shows that job satisfaction plays an essential role in theories of organizational behavior. Formal models are used, such as item response theory, structural equation modeling, and computational models.

Three general and consistent themes in Hulin's research are represented in this book's chapters. The first theme is a focus on broad, general constructs, such as job satisfaction. The virtue of this approach is that a wide range of behavior can be explained by a small number of variables. The second theme involves the examination of the antecedents and consequences of job satisfaction. This theme is increasingly important because it ties research on job attitudes and job behaviors where links are consistently found to social attitudes and behaviors where links are rarely found. The third theme consists of Hulin's interest in the use of formal models to characterize and understand behavior.

This volume will be of interest to scholars and students in industrial/organizational psychology, human resources, organizational behavior, and management.


"I feel that I must give special mention to the introductory chapter by Hulin himself….This chapter alone should be required reading in the first week of the first doctoral seminar that I/O graduate students take. And they would do well to reread it periodically thoughout their graduate studies and subsequent careers."

Administrative Science Quarterly

"Readers interested in the general attitude to general behavioral construct approach will find this book useful as it explicates that approach very well and across several domains….Hulin's legacy is interesting and will continue to have an impact on future psychologists with respect to content, methodological issues…and general applications (behavioral families) within I/O psychology with extensions to other areas of psychology."

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Table of Contents

Contents: A.P. Brief, J.P. Walsh, Foreword. J.M. Brett, F. Drasgow, Introduction. Part I:The Hulin Legacy. C.L. Hulin, Lessons From Industrial and Organizational Psychology. T.A. Judge, Back to the Same Place, for the First Time? The Hulin Family Tree. Part II:Research on the Psychology of Work. Section 1:Conceptualization of Psychological Constructs. T.A. Judge, J.E. Bono, A. Erez, E.A. Locke, C.J. Thoresen, The Scientific Merit of Valid Measures of General Concepts: Personality Research and Core Self-Evaluations. H.M. Weiss, D.R. Ilgen, The Ubiquity of Evaluation: A Hulinesque Essay. H.C. Triandis, Motivation to Work in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Section 2:Antecedents and Outcomes of Satisfaction. W.L. Richman-Hirsch, T.M. Glomb, Are Men Affected by the Sexual Harassment of Women? Effects of Ambient Sexual Harassment on Men. T.M. Probst, The Impact of Job Insecurity on Employee Work Attitudes, Job Adaptation, and Organizational Withdrawal Behaviors. P. Hom, The Legacy of Charles Hulin's Work on Turnover Thinking and Research. C.J. Sablynski, T.W. Lee, T.R. Mitchell, J.P. Burton, B.C. Holtom, Turnover: An Integration of Lee and Mitchell's Unfolding Model and Job Embeddedness Construct With Hulin's Withdrawal Construct. H.E. Miller, J.G. Rosse, Emotional Reserve and Adaptation to Job Dissatisfaction. Section C:Modeling Organizational Behavior. T.M. Glomb, A.G. Miner, Exploring Patterns of Aggressive Behaviors in Organizations: Assessing Model-Data Fit. R.A. Levin, M.J. Zickar, Investigating Self-Presentation, Lies, and Bullshit: Understanding Faking and Its Effects on Selection Decisions Using Theory, Field Research, and Simulation. S.T. Seitz, A.G. Miner, Models of Organizational Withdrawal: Information and Complexity.

About the Series

Organization and Management Series

The Organization and Management Series publishes books that establish innovative avenues of inquiry or significantly alter the course of contemporary research in an established area.

Taking a broad view of the domain of organization and management scholarship, the editors seek to publish theoretical and empirical works grounded in a variety of disciplinary perspectives that focus on units of analysis ranging from individuals to industries. In addition, the series welcomes purely methodological contributions, as well as edited volumes of original essays.

Manuscript proposals should be sent to: Art Brief, Department of Management, University of Utah, 1645 E Campus Center Drive #105, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9304 ([email protected]), Michael Frese ([email protected]), Kim Elsbach ([email protected]), and Christina Chronister ([email protected]).

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