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Advances in Organisational Psychology offers a magnificent array of latest themes in business and organisational psychology from the Asia-Pacific region.

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It is best to set goals that are concrete, challenging and achievable; these produce more effort and persistence than goals that are either too easy or too difficult) combined with well-articulated theories and a great deal of empirical support. , ‘do your best’). It has also provided insight into factors that influence goal acceptance. More generally, it provides a vivid reminder of the key principle that you cannot motivate another person. No matter what the incentives, and no matter what goals an organisation or manager offers, motivation is ultimately a matter of what goals the individual sets or accepts.

In their chapter on upwards bullying is that to attain a comprehensive understanding of organisational processes underlying bullying, it is essential to appreciate its full possible extent. Thus, this chapter provides a useful complement to the already substantial literature on downwards and 41 Advances in Organisational Psychology horizontal bullying. A critical contribution of this chapter is the development of a viable conceptual framework for studying this phenomenon. In this case, the authors use a combination of power and dependency concepts along with social identity theory (SIT) to develop a greater understanding of bullying.

There are methods for estimating elements of meta-analytic correlation matrices with missing values (Furlow & Beretvas, 2005), but they require assumptions that are rarely met in practice. My conclusion is that even meta-analyses of non-ability constructs that seem to produce clear results actually rarely include the sort of data needed to support conclusions about relationships among constructs that are measured in different ways in different studies. Emotional Intelligence Emotional intelligence (EI) is one of the hottest topics in the current organisational literature (see Matthews, Zeidner, & Roberts, 2003; Murphy, 2006).

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