Jeffrey Spence (Assistant Professor)
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Degree & Discipline:
Degree & Discipline:
performance appraisals, organizational citizenship behaviour, workplace deviance, dynamic performance
My research interests cover several areas within industrial/organizational psychology. Currently, my interests are in the areas of employee performance appraisals and job performance. In the domain of employee performance appraisals my work has been aimed at understanding the causes and consequences of managers having considerations other than accuracy when rating employee performance. My research into job performance concentrates on the dimensions of prosocial and deviant workplace behaviours. Specifically, I am interested in understanding intraindividual (within-person) processes that lead to the occurrence of prosocial and deviant workplace behaviour.
Standard Research Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Post Doctoral Fellowship Award, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, declined
J. Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Significant Research Contributions:
Spence, J. R., Ferris, D. L., Brown, D. J., & Heller, D. (2011). Understanding daily organizational citizenship behaviors: A social comparison perspective. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32, 547-571.
Explanation of Significance:
Best paper nomination, Journal of Organizational Behavior Best Paper Award, 2012.
Other Research Outputs :
MacDonald, H. A., Brown, D. J., Spence, J. R., & Sulsky, L. M. (in press) Cross-cultural
differences in the motivation to seek performance feedback: A comparative policy-capturing study. Human Performance.
Bryden, P. J., Roy, E. A., & Spence, J. (2007). An observational method of assessing handedness
in children and adults. Developmental Neuropsychology, 32, 825-846.
Department of National Defence, Personnel Research Symposium
Title of Presentation:
Defence Ethics Research - Recent Findings and Way Ahead