SA Journal of Industrial Psychology

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 1, 2013

Agency Relations and Managed Performance in Public Universities in Uganda
IntroductionPublic universities and other tertiary institutions in Uganda have faced significant challenges during recent years. These institutions have found themselves in an increasingly competitive environment where there are fewer traditional students...
Biographical and Demographical Variables as Moderators in the Prediction of Turnover Intentions
IntroductionStudies reporting results on reasons why employees choose to leave or stay with a particular organisation (Bothma & Roodt, 2012; Du Plooy & Roodt, 2010; Greyling & Stanz, 2010; Griffeth, Hom & Gaertner, 2000; Kotzé & Roodt,...
Emotion Episodes of Afrikaans-Speaking Employees in the Workplace
IntroductionIndividuals bring all of themselves to work, including their traits, moods and emotions. Emotions are part of the lives of all employees and organisational researchers have certainly recognised this (Bunk & Magley, 2013). Miner, Glomb...
Employability Attributes and Personality Preferences of Postgraduate Business Management Students
IntroductionKey focus of the studyThe employability of employees and graduates has become important in a technology-driven knowledge economy (Coetzee, 2012; Griesel & Parker, 2009; Noe, Tews & Dachner, 2010). Graduates who enter the world of...
Employee Perceptions of Risks and Rewards in Terms of Corporate Entrepreneurship Participation
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)IntroductionKey focus of the studyMany firms are adopting corporate entrepreneurship (CE) as a way of combating the lethargy and bureaucracy that often accompany business size and cultural lock-ins (Burns, 2004)....
Investigating the Reversed Causality of Engagement and Burnout in Job Demands-Resources Theory
IntroductionThe job demands-resources (JD-R) model is supported over various occupations (Bakker, Demerouti, De Boer & Schaufeli, 2003; Bakker, Demerouti & Schaufeli, 2003; Bakker, Demerouti & Verbeke, 2004; Bakker & Geurts, 2004; Lewig,...
Perceived Organisational Support for Strengths Use: The Factorial Validity and Reliability of a New Scale in the Banking Industry
IntroductionBackground to the studyUsing the postulation that the potential for performance improvement lies in identifying the weaknesses of people, most organisations follow an approach that focuses on their employees' deficiencies (Buckingham &...
The Relationship between Employee Satisfaction and Organisational Performance: Evidence from a South African Government Department
IntroductionPublic organisationorganisations in South Africa face immense pressure to excel in their performance, notwithstanding the highly unstable and competitive environment in which they operate. This environment is characterised by factors such...
The Relationship between Wellbeing Indicators and Teacher Psychological Stress in Eastern Cape Public Schools in South Africa
IntroductionProblem statementKey focusThe link between poor psychological health and stress in the working population is well documented (Kyriacou & Sutcliffe, 1978, 1979; Stansfeld, Fuhrer, Head, Ferrie & Shipley, 1997; Tennant, 2001). Despite...
Transformational Leadership as a Moderator of the Relationship between Psychological Safety and Learning Behaviour in Work Teams in Ghana
IntroductionThere has been a significant increase in the use of teamwork in organisations over approximately the past three decades, as a means to simultaneously improve productivity and employee quality of work life (Bosch-Sijtsema, Fruchter, Vartiainen...
Work-Family Conflict and Work Engagement among Mothers: Conscientiousness and Neuroticism as Moderators
IntroductionHie study is aimed at gaining a greater understanding of factors that influence work engagement among working mothers. The introduction provides a broad overview of the focus of the study.Problem statementKey focus of the studyThe challenge...
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