As you can see below, our research projects stem from various interests.  The overarching theme is the effect of learned societal values and beliefs on individual employee attitudes and behaviours in the workplace.  The relationship between societal culture and organizational culture is of special interest, as employees bring their socialized values and beliefs into the workplace which in turn affects how they evaluate the way employees interact with each other and the way that the organization treats employees. Our presentations reflect ongoing work in the research group, and are often pieces of larger works or interesting findings that did not find a place in the publication of the research.  These research projects have been presented around the world in locations such as France, South Africa, Turkey, Australia, Japan, Canada, and the United States. 

 

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Recent Publications:

Schramer, K., Rauti, C., Kartolo, A., & Kwantes, C. T. (in press). Examining burnout in employed university students. Journal of Public Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPMH-05-2019-0058

Kartolo, A., & Kwantes, C. T. (2019). Do you carry your attitudes and beliefs to work? A study of organizational culture and perceived discrimination in the workplace. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 38(6), 602-618. https://doi.org/10.1108/EDI-10-2018-0191

Kwantes, C. T., & Stonefish, T. (in press). Discovering the meaning of leadership: A First Nations exploration. Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development.

 

Aghababaei, N., Talaei, A., & Kwantes, C.T. (2018). آیا رابطة شخصیت و اخلاق، وابسته   به فرهنگ است؟    (Does the relationship between personality and morality depend on culture?) [In Persian]. Journal of Cultural Psychology, 2(1), 1 – 22.

 

Nascimento, T., Porto, J., & Kwantes, C. T. (2018). How transformational leaders can enhance followers’ proactivity: can do, reason to, and energized to motivations in a non-profit organization. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 28, 565-576. DOI: 10.1002/nml.21308

 

Koustova, N., Kwantes, C. T., & Kuo, B. C. H. (2018).  Self-construals in situational context: Disaggregating behaviours and intentions using Sinha et al.’s (2002) decision making scenarios. Psychological Studies, 63(1), 78-87. DOI: 10.1007/s12646-018-0440-3

Stonefish, T., & Kwantes, C. T. (2017). Values and acculturation: A First Nations exploration.  International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 61, 63-76. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2017.09.005

Recent Presentations:

Kwantes, C. T., Smyth, K., & Gescanz, M. The Impact of Situational and Individual Differences on Trust Decisions. Presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, USA, 2019.

 

Burr, C. A., & Kwantes, C. T.  General Trust and Cynicism: Do they Translate to Organizational Attitudes? Presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, USA, 2019.

 

Schramer, K., Rauti, C., Kartolo, A., & Kwantes, C. T. Measuring Burnout in Employed University Students.  Presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, USA, 2019.

 

Burr, C. A., & Kwantes, C. T. Trust as a Mediator between the Psychological Contract and Organizational Commitment. Presented at the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology’s 34th Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, USA, 2019.

Kwantes, C. T., & Stonefish, T. Acculturation and Leadership Style Preferences. Presented at the 22nd Annual National Conference of the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers, Edmonton, AB, Canada, 2018.

 

​Nascimento de Oliveira, A., Kwantes, C. T., dos Santos Pereira, J. J., Porto, J. Confiança como um construto multidimensional (Trust as a multidimensional construct) [In Portuguese]. Presented at the annual conference of the Sociedade Brasileira de Psicologia - SBP (Brazilian Society of Psychology), São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil, 2018.

 

 

Koustova, N., Burr, C. A., Taiwo, T., & Kwantes, C. T. Collectivist Frame Switching in Competitive and Cooperative Situations. Presented at the 24th Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Guelph, ON, Canada, 2018.

 

 

Artolo, K., Burr, C. A., & Kwantes, C. T. Are Trustworthy Descriptors Similar Across Cultures and Role Relationships? A Qualitative Comparison of Trustworthy Friends and Family from Canada and Taiwan. Presented at the 24th Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Guelph, ON, Canada, 2018.

 

​dos Santos Pereira, J. J., Talaei, A., Kartolo, A., Nascimento de Oliveira, A., & Kwantes, C. T. A Cross-cultural Exploratory Comparison of Trust in Interpersonal Relationships. Presented at the 24th Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Guelph, ON, Canada, 2018.

 

​Reich, C., Lutz, A., Kartolo, A., Mullins, M., & Kwantes, C. T. Effects of Relational Demography on Perceptions of Leaders. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, US, 2018.

 

Lutz, A., Reich, C. Kartolo, A., Mullins, M., & Kwantes, C.T. Gender, Sexual Orientation, Ethnicity, Age, and Parental Status: Trust in Leadership. Presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL, US, 2018.

 

​Kartolo, A. & Kwantes, C.T. The Impact of Perceived Organizational Discrimination on Psychological Well-Being and Turnover Intention: The Effect of Minority v.s. non-Minority Status. Presented at the 10th Biennial Congress of the International Academy for Intercultural Relations, Staten Island, NY, US, 2017.

 

Kartolo, A. & Kwantes, C.T. The Impact of Organizational Culture on Perceptions of Organizational Discrimination. Presented at the 78th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2017.

 

do Nascimento, T., Porto, J., & Kwantes, C. T. How Transformational Leaders Can Enhance Followers’ Proactivity: Can Do, Reason To, and Energized To Motivations in a Non-Profit Organization. Presented at the 77th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Victoria, BC, Canada.

McCulloch, J., & Kwantes, C. T. Self Construal’s Influence on Perceptions of Role Stressors in the Workplace. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, US.

 

Erdelyan, A., & Kwantes, C. T. The Effect of Differing Self-Construals on In-Group Self-Categorization. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, US.

 

Koustova, N. Culture as a Barrier to Individual and Group Action on Climate Change: A Systematic Review. Presented at the 23rd International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Nagoya, Japan, 2016.

 

Kartolo, A., Kwantes, C. T., Burr, C., Erdelyan, A., McCulloch, J., & Ng, P.  Cross-cultural Descriptions of Untrustworthiness: Relational vs Dispositional. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, US.

 

Stonefish, T., Kwantes, C. T., Abunya, A., Ng, P., Sytnyk, A. Is Trust in the Head or the Heart?: A Cross-cultural Examination by Gender Roles. Presented at the 77th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

Talaei, A., Aghababaei, N., & Kwantes, C. T. A Cross-cultural Study of Moral Foundations Theory: The Role of Religiousness. Presented at the 23rd International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Nagoya, Japan, 2016.

 

Kwantes, C. T., Kartolo, A., Stonefish, T., & Chekole, Y. A. Generalized Trust and Caution across Cultures: A Comparative Study of Geographic Regions. Presented at the 23rd International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Nagoya, Japan, 2016.

Sisic, M., Szymczk, M., & Kwantes, C. T. Gender, Emotion, and the Workplace. Presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, ON, 2015.

 

Talaei, A., Kwantes, C. T., Eggett, J., Jamieson, K., & Najafi, M. The Nature of Trust in Work and Family Contexts: A Qualitative Analysis. Presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, 2015.

 

Talaei, A., & Kwantes, C. T. Measuring General Motivation Types Based on Self Determination Theory. Presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, 2015.

 

Koustova, N., Kwantes, C. T., & Kuo, B.C.H. Individualist and Collectivist Intentions and Behaviours: Situational Scenarios in the Canadian Context. Presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Canadian Psychological Society, Vancouver, BC, 2014.

 

Stonefish, T., & Kwantes, C. T. An Empirical Exploration of Cultural Values in a Canadian First Nations Context. Presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Canadian Psychological Society, Vancouver, BC, 2014.

 

Stonefish, T., & Kwantes, C. T. Leadership and Acculturation: A First Nations Exploration. Presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Canadian Psychological Society, Vancouver, BC, 2014.

 

Talaei, A., & Kwantes, C. T. Self-Appraisal of Job Performance: Honest Reflection or Self Protection Strategy? Presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Canadian Psychological Society, Vancouver, BC, 2014.

 

Lin, I., & Kwantes, C. T. A Cross-Cultural Examination of Trust in the Workplace: Conceptualizations of trustworthiness in the US., Canada, Taiwan, and People’s Republic of China. Presented at the 22nd International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Reims, France, 2014.

 

Talaei, A., & Kwantes, C. T. Money Attitudes Among Iranians: A Test of the Yamuchi and Templar Money Attitude Scale.  Presented at the 22nd International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Reims, France, 2014.

 

Lin, I., Kwantes, C. T., Kuo, B. C. H., Leupold, C., & Zhao, C. Culture and Caution: A contextual analysis. Presented at the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France, 2014.

 

Talaei, A., & Kwantes, C. T. Self Determination Theory in the Workplace: Does Job Level Matter? Presented at the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France, 2014.

 

Kwantes, C. T., & Percy, A.  Social and Organizational Cynicism.  Presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, 2014.