Research

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…



Penalties for the Overqualified

This research suggests that hiring managers penalize overqualified candidates because they assume two things about them. First, they assume that overqualified candidates have less interest in the organization and its mission than less-qualified candidates. Second, they assume that overqualified candidates…


Weight Stigma & Personal Responsibility

…workplace health promotion programs highlighting individual responsibility induced employees with obesity to feel individually responsible for their health, but at the same time made them perceive weight as less controllable.Täuber, Mulder, & Flint Lots of unsettling findings from this research….


Yes, I Can!

Women undergraduates paired with women entrepreneurs for a class project developed (1) more positive attitudes toward entrepreneurship, (2) more confidence in their own ability to start a business, and (3) and a greater intention to start a business. Read Yes,…