Graduate Research School Available Projects Are they out to get me? How beliefs in organisational conspiracy theories influence employees' psychological ties to their organisations

Are they out to get me? How beliefs in organisational conspiracy theories influence employees' psychological ties to their organisations

Title of Project

Are they out to get me? How beliefs in organisational conspiracy theories influence employees' psychological ties to their organisations

Advisor/s

Associate Professor Terry Engelberg

College or Research Centre

College of Business, Law & Governance

Summary of Project

The belief in organisational conspiracy theories may affect the individual’s psychological ties to their organisation and their behaviour. These outcomes may impact employee morale and affect the organisation negatively (for example, increased turnover & employee disengagement). Although there is much interest in societal conspiracy theories, much less is known about whether individuals believe in organisational conspiracy theories and the potentially devastating effect of such beliefs. Students interested in the general topic may choose to focus on organisational and psychological variables of their choice, such as organisational commitment, organisational identification, social identity, normative influences and so on. Please contact me to explore ideas.

Key Words

organisational behaviour; psychology of organisations; organisational commitment; job satisfaction; management; conspiracy

Would suit an applicant who

Has a keen interest in attitudes and behaviour in the workplace, management, and business psychology in general.

Updated: 01 Feb 2021