Research

Team & Individual Effectiveness

Self-Regulated Learning

This study was looking at the use of self-regulated learning strategies in a computer-supported collaborative learning environment. Specifically what individual difference factors predict the utilization of self-regulated learning strategies and whether or not these strategies are related to performance. Additionally, the team was interested in whether or not teamwork – taskwork proximity is related to strategy use.

Dyadic Interactions

This study examines organizationally-relevant outcomes, such as performance and creativity, at both the individual- and team-level to gain a better understanding of how individuals affect each other as they interact.

Teamwork Experience

This study looks at different influences on team attitude and willingness to participate in a team in the future. Variables such as efficacy, climate, and teamwork quality will be assessed in both academic and applied settings.

Attitudes & Motivation

Organizational Wellness Project

The purpose of this research was to assess both the individual differences, as well as, organizational factors that affect employee participation in organizational wellness programs.

Individual Differences in Procrastination

The purpose of this study is to explore the relationships between various individual difference factors and procrastination. Procrastination can be conceptualized as a lack of motivation to complete or engage in a task. Data are being collected both in the United States and abroad.

 Motivation and College Major

The purpose of this study is to explore the differing vocational interests, motivation, and self-regulated learning strategies between students enrolled in different programs of study, illustrating the driving factors behind choosing a career path.

Organizational Climate

Non-Profit Organization Climate Assessment

This was a consulting project with a non-profit organization in Tulsa to assess the reward and recognition climate, employee effectiveness, attitudes, and organizational citizenship behavior. An organization-wide employee survey was developed and distributed. A content analysis of additional interview data is and data entry were completed by both graduate and undergraduate students.

Religious Organization Culture Assessment

This was a consulting project to assess the cultural environment of a local faith based organization. The project provided a preliminary report to the organization and a follow-up report.

Global Community Staff Development Project

The purpose of this study was to perform a training needs analysis, gathering information regarding perceived training needs from staff members who interact with the organization’s increasingly diverse population. Serving as an initial step of a larger organizational Global Community Staff Development initiative, the results informed a training program.

 Diversity Program Development Project

The goal of this project is to ultimately develop an innovative diversity program that stresses the instrumental and terminal values of diversity and the importance of value differences between employees, with measurable behavioral outcomes.