The Self at Work brings researchers in industrial and organizational psychology and organizational behavior together with researchers in social and personality psychology to explore how the self impacts the workplace. Covering topics such as self-efficacy, self-esteem, self-control, power, and identification, each chapter examines how research on the self informs and furthers understanding of organizational topics such as employee engagement, feedback-seeking, and leadership. With their combined expertise, the chapter authors consider how research on the self has influenced management research and practice (and vice-versa), limitations of applying social psychology research in the organizational realm, and future directions for organizational research on the self. This book is a valuable resource for researchers, graduate students, and professionals who are interested in how research on the self can inform industrial/organizational psychology.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 382
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
`Just as the self is foundational to our personal understanding of how we connect to the world, so The Self at Work will become foundational to our scholarly understanding of what it means to "be" in the workplace.' -Blake Ashforth, Horace Steele Arizona Heritage Chair and Professor of Management, Arizona State University, USA
`The editors have assembled a dynamite volume that will be the definitive source for understanding the human self in the workplace. Packed with information and rich with diverse perspectives, the book covers many vital aspects of workplace behaviour, including task performance, decision-making, unethical behaviour, striving for improvement, personnel evaluation, identification with the company, colleague relationships, leadership, blame time, workplace aggression, organizational culture, alcohol and drug abuse, and impression management. Anyone interested in the psychological dynamics of organizations and work will find this book an invaluable addition to his or her library.' -Roy F. Baumeister, Francis Eppes Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology, Florida State University, USA; author of New York Times bestseller Willpower
`The Self at Work presents a broad and inclusive view of self research and self theory as applied to the workplace. Topics from self-esteem and self-efficacy to narcissism and even cultural models of the self are included. The theory and research brought together in this volume have the potential to drive a full decade of research.' -W. Keith Campbell, Professor of Psychology, University of Georgia, USA
`The Self at Work is an impressive and timely volume on an important topic. Understanding identity processes in work contexts has emerged as a cutting-edge area of study across a number of perspectives (e.g., employee, supervisor, organization). This volume brings together the writings of eminent scholars who have studied various aspects of the self at work. It is sure to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in state-of-the-science reviews on essential topics in this field.' -David V. Day, Professor of Psychology, Academic Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont McKenna College, USA
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