SA Journal of Industrial Psychology

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 1, 2015

A Structural Model of Technology Acceptance
IntroductionBusiness organisations are constantly looking for ways to gain an advantage over their competitors (Beyleveld & Schurink, 2005; Castaneda & Toulson, 2013). Historically, their focus was on producing as much as possible without considering...
A Study to Confirm the Reliability and Construct Validity of an Organisational Citizenship Behaviour Measure on a South African Sample
IntroductionOrganisational citizenship behaviour has long been documented as an important outcome of work behaviour (Alizadeh, Darvishi, Nazari & Emami, 2012; Davoudi, 2012; Omar, Zainal, Omar & Khairudin, 2009). Over the years, organisational...
Comparing Different Versions of the Rahim EI Questionnaire in a South African Context: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis Approach
IntroductionAlthough the existence and importance of intelligences beyond memory and problem solving (mostly defined as intelligence and tested by an IQ test) has long been recognised, it was not until relatively recently that serious efforts were made...
Constructing a Psychological Coping Profile in the Call Centre Environment: Wellness-Related Dispositions in Relation to Resiliency-Related Behavioural Capacities
IntroductionThe level of coping in the call centre environment is an increasing cause for concern, with negative terms such as 'electronic sweatshops' and 'factories of the future' ascribed to such environments. In addition, call centres are experiencing...
Correlating Nurses' Levels of Psychological Capital with Their Reward Preferences and Reward Satisfaction
IntroductionNursing is an incredibly important profession to study as nurses' performance will have a great impact on the care provided to patients (Othman, Ghazali & Ahmad, 2013). Be?evi? - ?omi?, Bosanki? and Draganovi? (2014) state that nurses...
Cross-Cultural Differences in Social Desirability Scales: Influence of Cognitive Ability
IntroductionThe inferences made from social desirability scales included in personality instruments in cross-cultural settings remain questionable. This is so despite the fact that the use of personality instruments in personnel selection has increased...
Developing Emotional Intelligence as a Key Psychological Resource Reservoir for Sustained Student Success
IntroductionThe economy of a country is dependent on the degree to which its labour force is educated (Spaull, 2013). Student success in higher education holds the prospect of rewarding employment, but also the enhancement of cultural and social capital,...
Development and Validation of a Managerial Decision Making Self-Efficacy Questionnaire
IntroductionDecision-making is arguably the most critical component of a manager's work. Flawed decisionmaking processes emanate from intelligent, responsible managers despite available information and good intentions (see Certo, Connelly & Tihanyi,...
Dimensionality of Trust: An Analysis of the Relations between Propensity, Trustworthiness and Trust
IntroductionThe ability to establish, nurture and restore trust is vital to leadership success in the new global economy (Covey, 2006; Green 2012; Salamon & Robinson, 2008). The modern workplace has undergone some dramatic changes that, in effect,...
Examining the Measurement and Dimensionality of the Construct of Consumer Awareness in a Developing and Transition Economy
IntroductionAs the world increasingly becomes a global village, international trade has gained momentum. There has been a wide range of products crossing national boundaries (Ranjbarian, Rojuee & Mirzaei, 2010; Teo, Mohamad & Ramayah, 2011)....
Experiencing a Sense of Calling: The Influence of Meaningful Work on Teachers' Work Attitudes
IntroductionSouth Africa finds itself in the midst of an educational crisis (Motshekga, 2011). The educational crisis is particularly disconcerting given the mammoth challenges of dealing with the legacies of substandard and unequal education practices...
Exploring the Meaning and Origin of Stereotypes Amongst South African Employees
IntroductionThe phenomenon of stereotypes has been studied since the early 1900s (Allport, 1954) and, even today, this phenomenon exists in the broader society as well as within many organisations across the globe (Jussim, 2012; Mullins, 2010). A wide...
Identity Theory and Research in the South African Organisational Context
Identity theory and research in the South African organisational contextBook title:Conceptualising and measuring work identity: South African perspectives and findingsEditors:Paul G.W. Jansen Gert RoodtISBN:978-94-017-9241-7/ 978-94-017-9242-4 (e-book)Publisher:Springer...
Investigating Positive Leadership, Psychological Empowerment, Work Engagement and Satisfaction with Life in a Chemical Industry
IntroductionToday's business world can be described as a VUCA world, characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (Rodriguez & Rodriguez, 2015). Organisational leaders find today's business environment depressing and in an uncontrollable...
Job Characteristics, Burnout and the Relationship with Recovery Experiences
IntroductionResearch on stress-related issues can be dated back as early as the 14th century (Lumsden, 1981).As the interest in stress progressed over the years, the importance of recovery activities to relieve day-to-day stress became evident. Because...
Leadership Empowering Behaviour, Psychological Empowerment, Organisational Citizenship Behaviours and Turnover Intention in a Manufacturing Division
IntroductionThe concept of positive organisational behaviour and/or positive organisational scholarship has received much attention in recent years (Avey, Hughes, Norman & Luthans, 2008; Cartwright & Cooper, 2014). Positive organisations can...
Outlining and Discussing Various Psychological Perspectives on Career Meta-Capacities
Outlining and discussing various psychological perspectives on career meta-capacities Springer Publishing, New York City, 336 pp., 99.99 euro* *Book price at time of reviewIntroductionOver the last two decades, the career landscape has changed dramatically....
Perceived External Prestige as a Mediator between Quality of Work Life and Organisational Commitment of Public Sector Employees in Ghana
IntroductionOrganisational commitment (OC) has generally been an area of interest to scholars and practitioners in public and private organisations because employees who display high levels of commitment primarily pursue organisational goals, whereas...
Proactive Behaviour towards Strength Use and Deficit Improvement, Hope and Efficacy as Predictors of Life Satisfaction Amongst First-Year University Students
IntroductionIt is well documented that first-year university students often find themselves inadequately prepared for the challenges that face them at tertiary educational level (Mouton, Louw & Strydom, 2013). In South Africa, this is of particular...
Serving Up the Self: Role Identity and Burnout in Client Service Environments
IntroductionThe sometimes excessive focus on customer orientation in the client service industry can not only have negative effects on client service, but also compromise the health of customer service employees through the development of burnout.Job-related...
Social Constructionism and Relational Practices as a Paradigm for Organisational Psychology in the South African Context
IntroductionOwing to the increasing rate of violence in the South African workplace, skills in dealing with interpersonal relations have become of paramount importance in studying and practising organisational psychology. This can be done from different...
South African Journal of Industrial and Organisational Psychology: Annual Editorial Overview 2015
IntroductionThe South African Journal of Industrial Psychology (SAJIP) celebrated its 40th anniversary in the previous year and continuous to provide high-quality scholarly research articles of importance to the study of various areas of specialisation...
The Influence of Emotional Intelligence and Trust on Servant Leadership
IntroductionConfidence in contemporary business leadership has decreased following unethical actions on the part of leaders and resultant business failure (Liden, Wayne, Zhao & Henderson, 2008; Reed, Vidaver-Cohen & Coldwell, 2011). This has...
The Moderating Role of Psychological Capital in the Relationship between Job Stress and the Outcomes of Incivility and Job Involvement Amongst Call Centre Employees
IntroductionPositive psychology is an area of study that emerged as a result of criticisms levelled against the discipline of psychology for its preoccupation with diagnosing and removing the negative aspects of human thinking and behaviour (human pathology)...
The Role of Salient Beliefs in Graduates' Intention to Apply
IntroductionKey focus of the studyGraduate talent is an increasingly sought-after commodity in the war for talent. As a result, investment in and development of graduates is punted as a strategic imperative. The rise in the popularity of graduate recruitment...
The Validation of a Human Resource Management Professional Competence Model for the South African Context
IntroductionThe development of human resources (HR) competence models has a gained a great deal of attention over the past decade, assisting organisations to adapt to ongoing changes in the business world (Abdullah, Musa & Ali, 2011). HR practitioners...
Toward the Development of a Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Questionnaire: An Adaptation of the LBI-2
IntroductionBusiness is one of the most powerful forces of change in the 21st century (Carroll & Shabana, 2010; Ferrell, Thorne & Ferrell, 2011); however, one of the major challenges facing business today is to harness their potential for change...
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