Full course description
This course focuses on the factors that affect employee performance in their work environment. Students will study topics belonging to three related themes. The first theme covers effort regulation, motivation and includes the setting and achievement of Intended Learning Outcomes as the influential aspects of performance motivation. The second theme concerns the often neglected difference between static and dynamic performance and the effect of potential and actual interruptions on the work flow. The third theme covers citizenships and counterproductive behaviour in the workplace, and the construct of climate. Students will develop an understanding of these three themes with a focus on the underlying models and theories, and the employed methodologies and measurement instruments.
Students should be able to:
- read and understand literature that describes research related to the cognitive processes underlying the three core topics;
- understand and discuss the employed method and results of the empirical studies in the course literature;
- create a relationship between real-world occupational issues, theories of underlying cognitive mechanisms and related empirical research;
- use the awareness of this relationship to formulate sensitive approaches to occupational issues.