Research

Bullying Bosses Compromise Worker Bonds & Create Safety Risks

Bullying bosses are not only bad for employee morale, but they may also compromise employee judgment when it comes to workplace safety, according to research from Portland State University (PSU).Valerie Bolden-Barrett, HR Dive Read Study: Bullying Bosses Compromise Worker Bonds,…


Research Roundup: Active Commuting

People who engaged in active commuting had a significantly reduced risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease incidence and diabetes.Dinu, Pagliai, Macchi & Sofi …results suggest that the happy commuters are more productive, and the short-distance and active travel commuters are…


Workplace Incivility & Turnover

When we think about civility or manners, we might imagine fussy rules about napkins and forks. In reality, civility is an expression of respect for other people. When that respect is lacking, it hurts. Employees who are treated uncivilly become…


Workplace Incivility

We tend to attribute turnover to the big stuff. As this research demonstrates, however, the little stuff has a way of piling up on workers. We should sweat it. Over the past eight years, as we have learned about this…


Combat Exposure & Mental Health

There are few workplaces more intense than the battlefield, so we shouldn’t be surprised that combat veterans experience higher levels of depression and anxiety than civilians. What is surprising, however, is the shape of the trajectory: Among combat-exposed male veterans,…


A Call to Retraction

When a paper has been retracted, we should probably stop citing it approvingly. Just a thought. Using data from over 3,000 retracted articles and over 74,000 citations to these articles, we find that at least 31.2% of the citations to…


Safety Climate Linked to Job Satisfaction

Survey data were collected from 6207 truck drivers from two U.S. trucking companies. The objective turnover rate was collected one year after the survey data collection. Results showed that employees’ safety climate perceptions were linked to employees’ level of job…


College Students vs. The World

For decades, social psychologists have collected data primarily from college undergraduates and, recently, from haphazard samples of adults. Yet researchers have routinely presumed that thusly observed treatment effects characterize “people” in general. Tests of seven highly-cited social psychological phenomena (two…


Overqualification, Engagement, & Satisfaction

In this research conducted in Portugal, overqualified employees were less engaged in their jobs and less satisfied with them. The more overqualified they perceived themselves to be, the less engaged and satisfied they were. Should I Accept this Job, or…