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De kloof tussen theorie en praktijk : een onderzoek naar de kennis van HRM’ers over arbeids- enorganisatiepsychologie

Groen, B. (2006) De kloof tussen theorie en praktijk : een onderzoek naar de kennis van HRM’ers over arbeids- enorganisatiepsychologie.

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Abstract:It is a well-known fact that companies which apply HRM-practices which are effective according to research, perform better than companies which don’t do that. Besides, HR-managers who put these research results into practice, are proven to have better career opportunities. Despite of that, results of research in industrial and organisational psychology are often not used in practice. One of the reasons of this is that people who have to put the research into practice, are usually ill informed about the research results. Rynes et al. (2002) have investigated to what extend this was the case in the United States. The current research is a replication of the research of Rynes et al., but for the Dutch situation. The goal of this research is to investigate which features are related to the amount of knowledge which HR-managers have of industrial and organisational psychology. The research is done under 626 respondents, who were attracted in two different ways. The research suggests that the educational level, having followed education in psychology or otherwise and the attitude of respondents towards the outcomes of scientific research are positively related to the amount of knowledge. Moreover the knowledge level depends on the position of the respondent in the organisation. It is remarkable that respondents who think of magazines as an important source of knowledge for new information about their work, are proven to have less knowledge of industrial and organisational psychology than those who don’t.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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