Journal of Organizational Behavior

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Edited By: Neal M. Ashkanasy

Impact Factor: 3.626

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 5/73 (Psychology Applied); 9/116 (Business); 16/174 (Management)

Online ISSN: 1099-1379

Virtual Issues

- JOB's Best Papers of 2012

- Tribute to J. Richard Hackman

- Psychological Contracts

- JOB's Best Papers of 2011

- Thirty Years of Shaping a Discipline: JOB's Most Influential Articles


JOB's Best Papers of 2012

Published August 2013

Knowledge hiding in organizations
Catherine E. Connelly, David Zweig, Jane Webster and John P. Trougakos

Employee voice behavior: A meta-analytic test of the conservation of resources framework
Thomas W. H. Ng and Daniel C. Feldman

So many teams, so little time: Time allocation matters in geographically dispersed teams
Jonathon N. Cummings and Martine R. Haas

Multiple categorization in resume screening: Examining effects on hiring discrimination against Arab applicants in field and lab settings
Eva Derous, Ann Marie Ryan and Hannah-Hanh D. Nguyen

A meta-analysis of the interrelationships between employee lateness,absenteeism, and turnover: Implications for models of withdrawal behavior
Christopher Berry, Ariel Lelchook and Malissa Clark

Differentiating cognitive and affective job insecurity: Antecedents and outcomes
Guo-hua Huang, Xiongying Niu, Cynthia Lee and Susan J. Ashford

Financial incentives, professional values and performance: A study of pay-for performance in a professional organization
Gary J. Young, Howard Beckman and Errol Baker

Cognitive and affective identification: Exploring the links between different forms of social identification and personality with work attitudes and behavior
Michael D. Johnson, FredericK P. Morgeson and David R. Hekman


Tribute to J. Richard Hackman

Published: 28 March 2013

Edited By: Suzanne Masterson

This virtual issue pays tribute to J. Richard Hackman (14th June 1940 – 8th January 2013), whose research has been a major influence on the domain of Organizational Behavior, particularly in the areas of motivation, job design, and teams. Over the years, Dr. Hackman’s work has been cited again and again in the pages of the Journal of Organizational Behavior – 298 times according to a search conducted in March 2013. He also wrote five articles for the Journal, with the last published in April 2012, and served on the JOB Editorial Board.

In reviewing Dr. Hackman’s work for this virtual issue, what really stands out is his concern for employees’ work experiences, and his quest to understand organizational phenomena. He advocated strongly for improving the motivating potential of jobs, for example, and not just for helping employees to cognitively reframe and accept their working conditions. He was very interested in the social aspects of work and the workplace, and found varied contexts in which to study his variables of interest, ranging from orchestras and flight crews, to hospital nursing staff. The JOB editorial team members are proud of our association with Dr. Hackman, and know that his research will continue to shape our field for years to come.

This issue includes five articles written by Dr. Hackman. First, in December 2003, Dr. Hackman wrote persuasively in favoring of “bracketing” our research, meaning including constructs from both one level above and one level below those that are the main subject of study. In February 2009, Dr. Hackman contributed both a counterpoint and a rejoinder to a special issue on the positive agenda in organizational research. In February 2010, Dr. Hackman co-authored an article with Dr. Greg Oldham to close a special issue on job design, addressing the future of research in this area. Finally, in April 2012, Dr. Hackman proposed an alternative approach to group research, focusing on the conditions within which groups operate. Beyond these five authored articles, Dr. Hackman’s research is cited hundreds of times throughout JOB. For a taste, check out the special issues Putting Job Design in Context (Volume 31, Issue 2-3) and The Changing Ecology of Teams (Volume 33, Issue 3).

Articles authored by J. Richard Hackman:

From causes to conditions in group research
J. Richard Hackman

Not what it was and not what it will be: The future of job design research
Greg R.Oldham J. Richard Hackman

The perils of positivity
J. Richard Hackman

The point of POB: Rejoinder
J. Richard Hackman

Learning more by crossing levels: evidence from airplanes, hospitals, and orchestras
J. Richard Hackman


Psychological Contracts

Published: 10 July 2012

Edited By: Jacqueline A-M Coyle-Shapiro

Introduction: Welcome to a virtual issue of the Journal of Organizational Behavior devoted to psychological contracts. The term psychological contract was first introduced by Levinson, Price, Munden and Solley in 1962. 2012 marks fifty years of psychological contract research and also celebrates the work of one of its founding fathers, Harry Levinson who passed away on Tuesday June 26th 2012. To commemorate this milestone, we have chosen to include 15 papers that have been published in JOB since 1990. In deciding which papers to include, we chose the 7 most highly cited articles which brought us to 2002 and thereafter, a selection of 8 more recent articles that have, or will make, significant contributions to psychological contract research.

These 15 articles cover significant ground ranging from psychological contract breach and violation to contract malleability; psychological contract dimensions, employers' reactions to perceived employee contract breach, cultural context, age, career management, change of work status and finally, attitudinal and behavioral consequences of psychological contracts. These articles reflect vibrancy in the area adopting a diversity of methodologies in a variety of cultural contexts. It would seem fitting to promise an interesting read and in return, look forward to future psychological contract articles!

Jacqueline A-M Coyle-Shapiro

Senior Editor, Journal of Organizational Behavior

Age, work experience, and the psychological contract
Thomas W. H. Ng, Daniel C. Feldman

Reactions to psychological contract breach: a dual perspective
Zhen Xiong Chen, Anne S. Tsui, Lifeng Zhong

Managing employee perceptions of the psychological contract over time: the role of employer social accounts and contract fulfillment
Scott W. Lester, Jill R. Kickul, Thomas J. Bergmann

The psychological contract and the transition from full to part-time police work
Penny Dick

Managing the career deal: The psychological contract as a framework for understanding career management, organizational commitment and work behavior
Jane Sturges, Neil Conway, David Guest, Andreas Liefooghe

Assessing the nature of psychological contracts: a validation of six dimensions
Luc Sels, Maddy Janssens, Inge Van Den Brande

Perceived organizational support and psychological contracts: a theoretical integration
Justin Aselage, Robert Eisenberger

The effects of psychological contract breach and organizational cynicism: not all social exchange violations are created equal
Jonathan L. Johnson, Anne M. O'Leary-Kelly

A psychological contract perspective on organizational citizenship behavior
Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro

The development of psychological contract breach and violation: a longitudinal study
Sandra L. Robinson, Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison

Re-examining the effects of psychological contract violations: unmet expectations and job dissatisfaction as mediators
William H. Turnley, Daniel C. Feldman

Fitting square pegs into round holes: mapping the domain of contingent work arrangements onto the psychological contract
Judi McLean Parks, Deborah L. Kidder, Daniel G. Gallagher

Psychological contracts and OCB: The effect of unfulfilled obligations on civic virtue behavior
Sandra L. Robinson, Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison

Violating the psychological contract: Not the exception but the norm
Sandra L. Robinson, Denise M. Rousseau

New hire perceptions of their own and their employer's obligations: A study of psychological contracts
Denise M. Rousseau


JOB's Best Papers of 2011

Published: 07 July 2012

Introduction: The Journal of Organizational Behavior's 2011 Best Paper shortlist 2011 was selected by a stellar committee of researchers and reviewers: Arnold Bakker, John Cordery, Cynthia Fisher, Marylène Gagné, Yongmei Liu, Debra Major, and Thomas Ng. It was very difficult to try to determine only the few best papers from the journal’s 32nd volume, but the committee did an excellent job, and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their efforts.

The committee congratulates all of these authors for their good work; the readers of this virtual issue will appreciate all that went into these studies. May you have a good trip through these articles and learn much!

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Competing hypotheses analyses of the associations between group tasks conflict and group relationship conflict
Choi, K., & Cho, B.

Cognitive processes in procedural justice judgments: The role of ease-of-fairness retrieval, uncertainty, and experience
Janssen, J., Muller, P., & Greifender, R.

Terrorism threat and networking: Evidence that terrorism salience decreases occupational networking
Kastenmuller, A., Greitemeyer, T., Aydin, N., Tattersall, A. J., Peus, C., Bussmann, P., Fischer, J., Frey, D., & Fischer, P.

How long do you benefit from vacation? A closer look at the fade-out of vacation effects
Khunel, J., & Sonnentag, S.

Age diversity, age discrimination climate and performance consequences-a cross organizational study
Kunze, F., Boehm, S. A., Bruch, H.

Integrating attachment style, vigor at work, and extra-role performance
Little, L. M., Nelson, D. L., Wallace, J. C., & Johnson P. D.

Understanding daily citizenship behaviors: A social comparison perspective
Spence, J. R., Ferris, D. L., Brown, D. J., & Heller, D.

Antecedents and outcomes of contingent workers' attitudes toward their temporary help services firm: A unit level longitudinal investigation
Subramony, M


Thirty Years of Shaping a Discipline: JOB's Most Influential Articles

Published: 06 Aug 2009

Edited By: Neal M. Ashkanasy

Introduction: It is my pleasure to introduce this Virtual Issue, containing on-line reprints of the eight articles judged to be the most influential of more than 1,100 research articles published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior since its launch (as the Journal of Occupational Behaviour) in 1980. The eight articles cover the period from 1981, when JOB was only one year old, to comparatively recently: 2005. They comprise of a mixture of theory-review, empirical, and commentary-type contributions. These are not necessarily the best written, or even the most rigorous papers. Instead, they are the articles that our OB colleagues have recognized as having the most influence on their own thinking.

The measurement of experienced burnout
Christina Maslach, Susan E. Jackson (1981)

The impact of interpersonal environment on burnout and organizational commitment
Michael P. Leiter, Christina Maslach (1988)

New hire perceptions of their own and their employer's obligations: A study of psychological contracts
Denise M. Rousseau (1990)

Alumni and their alma mater: A partial test of the reformulated model of organizational identification
Fred Mael, Blake E. Ashforth (1992)

Using self-report questionnaires in OB research: A comment on the use of a controversial method
Paul E. Spector (1994)

Violating the psychological contract: Not the exception but the norm
Sandra L. Robinson, Denise M. Rousseau (1994)

Why negative affectivity should not be controlled in job stress research: don't throw out the baby with the bath water
Paul E. Spector, Dieter Zapf, Peter Y. Chen, Michael Frese (2000)

Self-determination theory and work motivation
Marylène Gagné, Edward L. Deci (2005)