Organizational Psychology

There are 2 questions is the assignment, Q1 and Q2.

  • Q2 is divided into part a and b.
  • Please indicate the answer according to the question.
  • This is an essay question; thus, NO heading should be use.
  • Please read the question careful and answer accordingly.
  • Please refer to the TMA 2 file for an example of how should the question be answer and the format of it.
  • Have indicated the number of word count for each qns, do follow it closely.

 

QUESTION 1:

(10 marks)

Read the two journal articles:

Richardson, P. & Denton, D. K. (2005).  How to create a high-performance team.  Human Resource Development Quarterly, 16(3), 417-423.

Tjosvold, D. (2007).  The conflict-positive organization: It depends upon us.  Journal of Organizational Behaviour, 29, 19-28.

Based on the reading, discuss the theoretical and practical implications on how companies in Singapore can enhance employee performance and well-being in the workplace.

*WORD LIMIT: 300

  1. OF REFERENCES: 3

the file for the two journal have attached, please do read before answer the qns

 

QUESTION 2:

Watch the following youtube clip from Ep 11 of Every Singaporean Son – Step Up, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnnMGdInp0w

 

  1. a) Identify the employee screening and selection method that was employed in the video, and discuss its the effectiveness. (40 marks)

*WORD LIMIT: 600

 

  1. b) Discuss three other employee screening and selection tests that can be used (in conjunction with the above method) to increase the predictive validity of selecting a successful candidate that was depicted in the video. (30 marks)

WORD LIMIT: 400

 

  1. OF REFERENCES: 6

Maybe this helps (from Study Guide, SU2-14):

Similarly, there are three methods to establish validity of a selection test.  Content validity refers to the ability of test items to measure the various characteristics needed to perform a job.  Construct validity refers to the ability of test items to measure the abstract construct and make accurate predictions of job performance based on the said construct.  Criterion-related validity refers to the accuracy of the selection test in determining the relationship between scores on the instrument and some criterion of job success.

….Types of selection tests include cognitive ability tests, mechanical ability tests, motor and sensory ability tests, job skills and knowledge tests, personality tests, and other measuring instruments such as integrity tests.

 

Required readings:

Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Chapter 5, pp. 107-121.  

or Study Unit 2 in Study Unit Guide

 

English competency (5 marks) 5 marks:

Extremely well-written with no grammatical/spelling/punctuation errors

4 marks: Well-written with one or two grammatical/spelling/punctuation errors

3 marks: Fairly well-written but with a number of grammatical/spelling/punctuation errors

2 marks: Poorly written with grammatical/spelling/punctuation errors which affect coherence

0 – 1 mark: Badly written with serious grammatical/spelling/punctuation errors

 

References (5 marks)

 

The References section lists the full reference of all sources cited or referred to in your assignment.   Notes:

  • Refer to the referencing guide entitled “Guidance on Referencing in APA Format”.
  • The heading “References” should be centred on the page.
  • Present the reference list in alphabetical order. • Do not number the reference items/entries.
  • Observe the hanging indentation (i.e., if the reference goes on to a second line, the second line onwards must be indented).
  • Use double line spacing.
  • Note the correct order of information to be presented in each entry starting with the author’s surname, comma, followed by the author’s initials (note full stops, letter spacing, and commas where applicable especially if there is more than 1 author), year of publication in brackets, full stop, book title in italics (only the first word of the booktitle starts with a capital letter) or journal article title not in italics (only the first word of the article title starts with a capital letter), etc. (refer to the referencing guide).

 

4-5 marks: shows appropriate in-text citation and a minimum of 3 references listed accurately in APA format.

2-3 marks: there may be fewer than 3 references and some errors or omissions in the referencing style of the in-text citations and the references; in-text citations and/or the reference list may be incomplete.

0-1 mark: no marks awarded if there is no in-text citation and the reference list is missing; award one mark if the student has presented in-text citations or has attempted to present a reference list even though formatting errors may be widespread.

 

Generic Band Descriptors for Students

Excellent answer

  • shows a clear and thorough understanding of the topic concerned by covering relevant points accurately and comprehensively in a well-structured, focused and cohesive manner
  • provides excellent illustrations/examples/supporting evidence
  • shows very strong evidence of critical thinking/analysis and in-depth understanding
  • goes beyond expectation and shows original thinking

Good to Very Good answer

  • shows a good to very good understanding of the topic concerned by covering relevant points accurately in a well-structured, focused and cohesive manner
  • provides good illustrations/examples/supporting evidence
  • shows good evidence of critical thinking/analysis and in-depth understanding

Fair answer

  • shows a fair understanding of the topic concerned by covering relevant points adequately, but may not always be well structured, focused and cohesive
  • provides adequate illustrations or examples, however, they may not always be appropriate
  • shows little evidence of critical thinking/analysis and lacks in-depth understanding

Weak answer

  • shows only rudimentary understanding of the topic concerned and only manages to cover a relevant point or two adequately, but is not well structured, focused and cohesive
  • attempts to provide illustrations or examples, however, they are generally inappropriate or irrelevant • shows no evidence of critical thinking
  • may contain inaccuracies and omissions Poor answer (borderline pass)
  • does not show adequate understanding of the topic concerned and may not sufficiently cover any of the relevant points
  • does not provide illustrations or examples
  • tends to be descriptive and may be off-point • contains errors and misconceptions Fail (less than 40%)
  • shows very little understanding of the topic concerned and does not cover any of the relevant points
  • fails to provide illustrations or examples • attempts to describe but is off-point
  • contains serious errors and misconceptions

Bad Fail (less than 15%)

  • shows no understanding of the question
  • some marks may be awarded if there is evidence that some effort was made to make sense of the question

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