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Investigating Employability: Testing The Raw Framework, Daniell Jean Study 2018 California State University - San Bernardino

Investigating Employability: Testing The Raw Framework, Daniell Jean Study

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In a recent model of employability, Hogan, Chamorro-Premuzic, and Kaiser (2013) defined employability as the ability to gain and maintain employment and find new employment when necessary. The authors presented employability as a formative construct containing an ability dimension (the ability to do the job), a social skills dimension (being rewarding to work with), and a motivational dimension (being willing to work hard). There is no question as to whether these three dimensions affect one’s level of employability; research is abundant on the positive relationships between intelligence, social and emotional skills, motivation and career success. However, little research has ...


Shu Launches New Masters In Industrial Organizational Psychology, 2018 Selected Works

Shu Launches New Masters In Industrial Organizational Psychology

Mary E. Ignagni

Sacred Heart University is set to launch a new master’s program in industrial-organizational (I/O) psychology next fall. Students will learn how to help workplaces across all industries increase efficiency and employee satisfaction using psychological principles. 


The Challenge Of Employee Retention In A Time Of Full Employment, Brad Pope 2018 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Challenge Of Employee Retention In A Time Of Full Employment, Brad Pope

River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

From time to time all organizations, large and small, struggle with employee turnover. However, it has been a consistent challenge for many organizations (especially in the healthcare arena) for more than a year due, in part, to the lowest employment rates the US has experienced for any sustained period of time. This presentation will focus on the difficulties of identifying, calculating, and addressing turnover, as well as examine other environmental factors that can impact turnover and question whether it is even beneficial for organizations to calculate and track employee turnover.


Training Employees To Stay: T&D In Retaining Talent, Megan M. Waite, Troi N. Robinson-Moss, Sydney M. Kopelic, Shawn Bergman 2018 Appalachian State University

Training Employees To Stay: T&D In Retaining Talent, Megan M. Waite, Troi N. Robinson-Moss, Sydney M. Kopelic, Shawn Bergman

River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

The employee-driven market and “war for talent” demand organizations be increasingly competitive in maintaining the best workforce possible. Furthermore, factors such as millennial “job hopping,” employees leaving because of fears of layoffs and downsizing, and exiting the company without documenting valuable knowledge are all reasons to seek methods to decrease turnover. Organizations can use strategic and evidence-based training and development (T&D) practices to retain talent and prevent the loss of institutional knowledge. This session will discuss how T&D can be used to reduce involuntary turnover in organizations and cover how self-paced training, error management training (EMT), and the ...


Using Past Surveys Of Attitudes To Predict Current U.S. Military Retention, Michael Siebel 2018 Fors Marsh Group

Using Past Surveys Of Attitudes To Predict Current U.S. Military Retention, Michael Siebel

River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

Retaining qualified active duty members in the military is an essential mission for DoD. This research presents findings on the relationship between an active duty member’s plans to stay on active duty (as indicated on a survey) and the member's actual retention behavior in the U.S. military two and four years later. Retention plans, as measured on the DoD’s Status of Forces Surveys, have often been interpreted as an indicator of subsequent retention behavior, but the relationship between survey responses and actual retention behavior has not been verified using actual retention data. This study seeks to ...


Examining The Reasons For And Barriers To Becoming A Police Officer, Sayer-Jane Vermeer, Mark C. Frame 2018 Middle Tennessee State University

Examining The Reasons For And Barriers To Becoming A Police Officer, Sayer-Jane Vermeer, Mark C. Frame

River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

With ever-growing tension between police and the community, both police organizations and communities are recognizing the need and working toward increased representation in police organizations (Brunson, 2007; Szeto, 2014). Despite the effort of many police organizations over the years, the problem of underrepresentation has not improved (Jordan, Fridell, Fagiani, & Kubu, 2009). It has become clear that there is something that has yet to be identified and/or studied preventing underrepresented populations from being interested in or recruited into police organizations. The U.S. Department of Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s 2016 report on Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement ...


Examining How The Dark Triad Moderates The Relationship Between Workplace Victimization And Workplace Behavior, James Parker, Alexander T. Jackson, Michael Hein, Richard G. Moffett III 2018 Middle Tennessee State University

Examining How The Dark Triad Moderates The Relationship Between Workplace Victimization And Workplace Behavior, James Parker, Alexander T. Jackson, Michael Hein, Richard G. Moffett Iii

River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

This study will examine the relationship between workplace victimization and workplace behavior. Furthermore, this study will examine how the Dark Triad of personality affects that relationship. The study will be conducted as a Masters’ Thesis at Middle Tennessee State University. We propose that the there is a positive relationship between workplace victimization and counterproductive work behaviors (CWB) and a negative relationship between workplace victimization and occupational citizenship behaviors (OCB). We also propose that the Dark Triad (narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy) each positively moderate the relationship between workplace victimization and CWB. Data on each of these constructs will be collected from ...


Sexual Harassment Bystander Intervention Program: Targeting Leaders To Enhance Organizational Culture, Caitlin C. Meyer, Alexandra Zelin 2018 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Sexual Harassment Bystander Intervention Program: Targeting Leaders To Enhance Organizational Culture, Caitlin C. Meyer, Alexandra Zelin

River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

Sexual harassment has become a prominent issue in workplaces and society as a whole. However, to effectively address the issue of sexual harassment and identify methods to reduce it in the workplace, it needs to be clearly defined and understood. Sexual harassment manifests in three forms which often overlap and are antecedents of one another: gender harassment, unwanted sexual attention, and sexual coercion (The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, NASEM, 2018). Gender harassment is the most common form of sexual harassment and is characterized by crude behavior, hostility, objectification, and exclusion rooted in the basis of gender (NASEM ...


After #Metoo: Perceptions Of Sexual Harassment In And Out Of The Workplace, Brittany Branda, Alexandra I. Zelin, Riley Tino 2018 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

After #Metoo: Perceptions Of Sexual Harassment In And Out Of The Workplace, Brittany Branda, Alexandra I. Zelin, Riley Tino

River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

The purpose of this study is to identify perceptions of sexual harassment in the workplace and non-workplace settings. Following the “Me Too” movement, the issue of what constitutes sexual harassment in workplace environments underwent intense speculation. Confusion about the behaviors that equate to sexual harassment not only delays making progress toward eliminating it, but risks the well-being of citizens, employees, and their organizations. Individuals who experience sexual harassment are thrust into states of psychological distress and are known to experience fear, negative moods, and a lowered satisfaction with life in general. Additionally, exhibiting behaviors of sexual harassment in the workplace ...


Serving The People Of The Tennessee Valley: Perspectives On Learning, Growth And Management Internships, Caitlin McMullan, Lydia G. Fogo, Sofia Rodriquez 2018 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Serving The People Of The Tennessee Valley: Perspectives On Learning, Growth And Management Internships, Caitlin Mcmullan, Lydia G. Fogo, Sofia Rodriquez

River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

The purpose of this project was to examine three students’ different paths and perspectives of internships at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in the Learning, Growth and Management Department (LG&M). The need for this project was highlighted by a lack of internship practicum-based information presented in past research conferences. This poster first examines the different teams and functions of those teams that the interns were apart of during their internships at TVA. Then the project identifies types of jobs that I-O Psychology Masters candidates can expect to be qualified and/or recruited for within the constraints of TVA and ...


A Mixed Methods Study On The Impact Of The Perceived Aesthetics Of A Workplace, Lydia Johnson (Fogo), Christopher J. Cunningham, Brian O'leary, Kristen J. Black 2018 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

A Mixed Methods Study On The Impact Of The Perceived Aesthetics Of A Workplace, Lydia Johnson (Fogo), Christopher J. Cunningham, Brian O'Leary, Kristen J. Black

River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

Interventions which change the visual appearance of the work environment to positively impact employee and organizational outcomes are becoming increasingly common. For example, environmental interventions such as adding indoor plants, changing the color of the walls, and increasing the amount of artwork within a workplace can lead to reduced stress levels, anxiety, fatigue, and sick leave (Dijsktra, Pieterse, & Pruyn, 2008a; Dijkstra, Pieterse & Pruyn, 2008b; Nejati, Rodiek, & Shepley, 2016). However, more research is needed to discover exactly why changing the appearance of work environments have a positive effect and what factors may influence the effectiveness of these interventions. There is theoretical and empirical support for ...


The Effects Of Resilience On Mindfulness And Stress In Students, Stacey M. Stremic, Aneeqa Thiele, Macie E. Mussleman, Alexander T. Jackson 2018 Middle Tennessee State University

The Effects Of Resilience On Mindfulness And Stress In Students, Stacey M. Stremic, Aneeqa Thiele, Macie E. Mussleman, Alexander T. Jackson

River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

This study tested part of a theoretical model on resilience in the workplace proposed by Rees, Breen, Cusack, and Hegney (2015). We hypothesized that resilience would mediate the relationship between mindfulness and perceived stress. Using an online Qualtrics survey, we measured 127 student participants’ levels of mindfulness, resilience, and perceived stress. The results supported a positive relationship between mindfulness and resilience. In addition, there was a positive relationship between resilience and perceived stress. As a result, the proposed mediation was not supported. Resilience did not mediate the relationship between mindfulness and perceived stress. Future research should test alternative measures of ...


Who's Ready To Lead? The Impact Of Developmental Readiness On A State Leadership Development Program, Benjamin Chartoff, Richard Moffett, Michael Hein 2018 Middle Tennessee State University

Who's Ready To Lead? The Impact Of Developmental Readiness On A State Leadership Development Program, Benjamin Chartoff, Richard Moffett, Michael Hein

River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

According to McKinsey & Company (2014), US companies are spending almost $14 billion annually on leadership development, only 7% of senior managers think their companies are effectively developing their leaders, and 30% of US companies believe their leaders lack the right capabilities. The current research addresses the leadership development issue from the antecedent perspective, and we are extending Avolio & Hannah’s (2008) theory of developmental readiness. They argue that individuals who possess higher levels of developmental readiness will be more likely to maximize their development when exposed to a developmental experience. However, there has been little empirical research on the combined ...


Conducting A Training Needs Assessment For The Mtsu Nasa Focus Lab, Kriston Troy Brannan, Dr. Michael Hein 2018 Middle Tennessee State University

Conducting A Training Needs Assessment For The Mtsu Nasa Focus Lab, Kriston Troy Brannan, Dr. Michael Hein

River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

For the last decade, Middle Tennessee State University has established itself as a leader in training the next generation of aviation professionals through its Flight Operations Center – Unified Simulation program, also known as the NASA FOCUS Lab. The FOCUS Lab is a complex operation involving around a dozen students per team, who are assigned to nine different positions within the lab, as well as positions within a remotely operated flight simulator. As a high-fidelity simulation, the Lab requires detailed training protocols and documentation for each position, which incorporate duties and tasks designed to simulate those required by positions within real ...


Examining The Effects Of Negative Work Outcomes On Telecommuting, Christina R. Green, Judith Van Hein Ph.D., Alexander T. Jackson Ph.D., Patrick McCarthy Ph.D. 2018 Middle Tennessee State University

Examining The Effects Of Negative Work Outcomes On Telecommuting, Christina R. Green, Judith Van Hein Ph.D., Alexander T. Jackson Ph.D., Patrick Mccarthy Ph.D.

River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

Despite telecommuting’s tremendous growth in the last decade, it appears some employees are hesitant to participate in remote work arrangements. Previous research has shown employees to have a negative attitude towards telecommuting when they perceive the work arrangement offers more disadvantages than advantages (Vega, Anderson, & Kaplan, 2015). In addition, Cooper & Kurland (2002) found that employees often limit the amount of time they spend away from the office working as a telecommuter because they fear becoming professionally isolated. To expand upon these findings, the current study aims to investigate whether the fear of negative work outcomes (social isolation, professional isolation ...


The Role Of Ada Inclusive Policies In The Recruiting Of Applicants With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Kendall L. Ray, Theresa K. DePriest, Tiffany D. Rogers, Mark C. Frame 2018 Middle Tennessee State University

The Role Of Ada Inclusive Policies In The Recruiting Of Applicants With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Kendall L. Ray, Theresa K. Depriest, Tiffany D. Rogers, Mark C. Frame

River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a set of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by deficits in social interactions and interpersonal communication, repetitive behaviors, and narrow focus or interests. The severity of ASD is variable, but the symptoms span the entire lifespan of the individuals with ASD and few effective treatments for these symptoms have been identified. Each year in the United States, there are approximately 50,000 people with ASD who turn 18 years old in the United States (Shattuck et al., 2012). Where most 18 year olds are likely to go out and get a job, the employment prospect of individuals ...


The Influence Of Harasser-Victim Dyads And Observer Sex On Perceived Sexual Harassment, Katherine G. Kaufling, Ciara G. Incorvati, Christopher B. Andrew, Allison C. Farmer, Hank Rothgerber, Alania C. Keim 2018 Bellarmine University

The Influence Of Harasser-Victim Dyads And Observer Sex On Perceived Sexual Harassment, Katherine G. Kaufling, Ciara G. Incorvati, Christopher B. Andrew, Allison C. Farmer, Hank Rothgerber, Alania C. Keim

River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

This study investigated how sex of an observer, harasser, and victim may influence perceptions of sexual harassment (SH). We hypothesized that (1) women would perceive more sexual harassment than men, across all study conditions, (2) the most sexual harassment would be perceived in male harasser-female victim vignettes, (3) the least sexual harassment would be perceived in female harasser-male victim vignettes, (4) Men in the no definition control group would report the most perceived SH, those in the MacKinnon (more inclusive) definition condition would perceive slightly less SH than those in the control condition, but more than those in the EEOC ...


Input Adjustment Between And Within Equity Sensitivity Groups, Thuy Truong, Brian J. O'Leary 2018 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Input Adjustment Between And Within Equity Sensitivity Groups, Thuy Truong, Brian J. O'Leary

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Previous research on Equity Sensitivity have focused on each type’s (Entitled, Benevolents, and Equity Sensitives) reaction to inequity based on preferences for input/output ratios in comparison to a referent other and sensitivity to the norm of reciprocity (Huseman et al., 1987). The purpose of this study is to better understand how individuals in each of the Equity Sensitivity categories act on their preferences for input/output ratios when paired with referents from the same or different ES categories. We will examine whether the individual will react in the expected manner regardless of the category to which the referent ...


How Do Individual And Parental Work Centrality Attitudes And Social Support Impact Young Adults’ Perceptions Of Sexual Harassment At Work?, Jenna Kriegh, Judith Van Hein, Alexander T. Jackson, Patrick McCarthy 2018 Middle Tennessee State University

How Do Individual And Parental Work Centrality Attitudes And Social Support Impact Young Adults’ Perceptions Of Sexual Harassment At Work?, Jenna Kriegh, Judith Van Hein, Alexander T. Jackson, Patrick Mccarthy

River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

The #metoo movement has spurred women and men to come forward with their stories and claims of sexual harassment. In addition to older adults, young adults have experienced sexual harassment in a variety of settings. These may include school, work, or even on the street. Around 51% of women and 53% of men had experienced some form of unwanted sexually charged interaction in public places, like cat-calling, by the age of 17 (Kearl, 2014). The purpose of the study is to examine how young adults perceive sexually harassing behaviors at work. I examine how these perceptions are influenced by one ...


The Measure Of Adaptive Performance (Map) Scale: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis With Law Enforcement Officers, Courtney Allen, Mark Frame 2018 Middle Tennessee State University

The Measure Of Adaptive Performance (Map) Scale: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis With Law Enforcement Officers, Courtney Allen, Mark Frame

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This study attempted to validate the Measurement of Adaptive Performance (MAP) using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) on a group of law enforcement officials. The adaptability literature lacks construct clarity, so developing reliable and valid scales is a critical step toward conducting research that can answer important questions related to adaptability. Understanding employee adaptability would lead to better selection and retention practices because employers would have scientific information available to help them make better decisions about current and future employees. The results provide some evidence of the MAP model being a good fit for the data. Further research should be done ...


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