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McNair Scholar 2012Gertrude Ogega

Gertrude Ogega is a senior at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. Her research interests revolve around issues in the workplace (e.g. race, gender, work-family conflict, job satisfaction etc.). Ms. Ogega aspires to attain an M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

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Clichéd as it may be, my dream is to help people live a happy life. The average person spends 40 hours at work: my goal is to help make those 40 hours as pleasant and happy as possible. My objective is to obtain an M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and utilize it to address issues in the workplace (e.g. race, gender, health, safety, work-family conflict, job satisfaction and enjoyment) that impact people’s physical and mental well-being.

Research project

The Assessment of Ethical Behavior at Work

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to develop a “model” of ethical behavior, at work, that places it within the context of individual job performance, and to develop specifications for rating scales of ethical performance. The specific efforts for summer 2012 included assessing the existing literature on ethical performance, and comparing the substantive content of measures found to the 10 dimensions of the HumRRO developed ethical performance rating scales, as well as, the existing rating scales for the Counter-Productive Work Behavior dimensions of individual performance. Completion of these efforts yielded three key findings: (a) The dominant measurement methods are questionnaires and situational judgment tests, (b) The dominant measures had three measurement objectives, and (c) There is a significant gap in the literature when it comes to assessing ethical behaviors/performance directly, in the job setting. These results, their theoretical implications, and future directions are discussed. Download poster. [PDF]

Faculty profile

John Campbell is currently a Professor of Psychology and Professor of Human Resources and Industrial Relations at the University of Minnesota. He received his B.S. degree in General Science and M.S. degree in Psychology from Iowa State University, and his Ph.D. degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. His research interests include; occupational analysis, individual performance assessment, and personnel selection and classification. In 2006 he received the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to the Application of Psychology. He has also had the honor of serving as the President of the Society of I/O Psychology (SIOP) and was awarded the Society’s career award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Industrial and Organizational Psychology.