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Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management

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Sektionsleitung (von links): Carolin Palmer, Martin Kersting, Ute-Christine Klehe, Frank Walter, Jan Häuser und Patrick Liborius. Foto: Anja Schaal

Mission Statement

The research interests of this interdisciplinary section cover the areas of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. Specific fields of interest include leadership; teamwork; new team-based forms of organization; the roles of hierarchy, power, status and influence; emotions in organizations; personnel diagnostics (e.g., applicant selection, employee assessment); career management and career adjustments; assessing and promoting work performance in different contexts; personality and intelligence in careers; and the scientist-practitioner gap in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior.
The section aims to advance the research areas of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior at JLU and strengthen JLU’s national and international visibility in these fields to make JLU even more attractive to young researchers. The section strives to involve both senior and early-career researchers in all academic disciplines concerned with the human being in an organizational context and/or organizational structures.

 

 

Current Events

 

October 28th, 2019

10:15 - 11:45

Room F006

Brownbag lecture I

  • SpeakerJanina Janurek, M. Sc., Gießen University
  • Titel: Work Characteristics, Rumination, and Sleep
Abstract:

Previous research has shown that work-related stress may lead to perseverative cognition which in turn has a negative influence on sleep. In my PhD thesis I am investigating the effects of psychosocial work characteristics on sleep, and work-related rumination as potential mediator between work and sleep.

A 7-days ambulatory assessment study with an objective measure of sleep was conducted. 130 psychology students wore an accelerometer to assess quality as well as quantity parameters of sleep (910 assessed sleep periods in total). Psychosocial work characteristics as well as work-related rumination at night were assessed via self-report. Results show strong associations between job demands and ruminative processes at night. Furthermore, rumination mediates the relationship between job demands and subjective sleep quality.

As a next step, I am currently planning to conduct an intervention study, investigating if an intervention could possibly reduce ruminative processes caused by work-related stress.

Brownbag lecture II

  • Speaker: Dr. Svenja Schlachter, Gießen University
  • Titel: Shadows of the Past: How Past Experiences Shape Followers' Reactions to Laissez-Faire Leadership
Abstract:
Numerous studies have examined the effects that leaders and their behavior have on their followers at work. However, much less is known about how followers might perceive their current leader differently based on their previously gained experiences with leadership throughout their working life. Our study addresses this scarcely researched area. More specifically, we present findings of a questionnaire study that examines how followers’ react differently to their current leader’s laissez-faire leadership (i.e., a leadership style marked by a leader avoiding legitimate leadership responsibilities) in terms of trusting their current leader, depending on the laissez-faire leadership that these followers might have experienced from their prior leader. Furthermore, we examine how followers’ trust in their current leader mediates the effects of the (in-) congruence between prior and current leader’s laissez-faire leadership and followers’ emotional exhaustion and turnover intentions.

 

 

November 12th, 2019

14:15 - 15:45

Room TBA

Brownbag lecture

  • SpeakerProf. Dr. Ingo Zettler, Kopenhagen University
  • Titel: TBA
Abstract: TBD

 

December 2nd, 2019

10:15 - 11:45

Room F009

Brownbag lecture

  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Birgit SchynsCenter for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, Neoma Business School, France
  • TitelHow are grandiose and vulnerable narcissism related to motivation to lead?
Abstract: TBD