Welcome to IHMA’s Humanistic Management PhD Network. We support PhDs with mentoring, social support and research opportunities. We also have possibilities to connect researchers for publication work, and data gathering sites in companies and organizations connected to IHMA. Please feel free to join our monthly calls. The PhD Network webinar is held the first Monday of every month at 12:00 noon (Eastern time).
In our monthly gatherings the Humanistic Management Ph.D. network is featuring the work of selected Ph.D. students in the field to :
1) highlight their research topic
2) ask specific questions regarding their work for feedback
3) share and discuss concerns of members of the group via Zoom
Our March session features Lisa J. Barrington, a doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University. She will be discussing her dissertation, Employee Engagement from the Viewpoint of Highly Engaged University Employees.
The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study is to investigate how highly engaged employees in a large staff group at a large, public U.S. university describe how their experiences influenced their perceptions of meaningfulness, psychological safety, and psychological availability, and how these factors subsequently influenced their employee engagement. This study uses Kahn’s (1990) theory of personal engagement and disengagement and Kahn’s (1992) recursive model of psychological presence. The study incorporates two research questions: How do highly engaged employees in a large staff group at a large, public U.S. university describe how their experiences influenced their perceptions of meaningfulness, psychological safety, and psychological availability? How do highly engaged employees in a large staff group at a large, public U.S. university describe how meaningfulness, psychological safety, and psychological availability subsequently influenced their employee engagement?
The expectation is that the data collected through interviews and the focus group will provide the researcher and the community with greater insight into what conditions and experiences as described by highly engaged employees lead to employee engagement. This study is unique in that previous studies have almost entirely taken a quantitative approach, researchers have previously focused on all employees (as opposed to only those who are highly engaged) and no study was found that explored U.S. public university staff.
Hosted by: David Wasieleski, Erica Steckler, Michael Pirson, and PJ Dillon.
All interested students and scholars are welcome!
The HM PhD Network is sponsored by the Albert P. Viragh Institute for Ethics in Business at Duquesne University.
This monthly gathering is hosted by the International Humanistic Management Association in collaboration with the Academy of Management MSR Interest Group and Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division.