Professor Rob Briner
BA, MSc, PhD
Professor of Organisational Psychology
Affiliated Research Centre:
I am particularly interested in the reciprocal relationships between work conditions (e.g. characteristics, events, the psychological contract, contexts) psychological well-being/affect (e.g. emotion, moods, 'stress', satisfaction) and behaviours (e.g. pro- and anti-social, withdrawal and withdrawal of effort, engagement, job crafting). My other research areas include the psychological contract, ethnicity, absence, work-nonwork relationships and food and organizations. I am also involved in several initiatives around evidence-based management, including the Center for Evidence-Based Management, which seek to identify ways of increasing the use of evidence of various kinds (including academic research) in management practice.
I have supervised PhD students in the following areas and would welcome applications and inquires in these and related areas. I have used a range of methods in my own work but most usually I prefer to examine these phenomena using quantitative and qualitative diaries to explore everyday experience. I am also interested in applications that relate to evidence-based management.
- Absence from work
- The psychological contract
- Ethnicity at work
- Courage and cowardice at work
- Work-nonwork/work-family links
- Emotions and moods at work
- Emotional labour
- Team/organisational climate
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Leading Refereed Journal Papers
Cassar, V., Briner, R. B. & Buttigieg, S. 2015. What's in a broken promissory obligation? Developing and testing a multiple component form measure of psychological contract breach. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27(5): 567-592, DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2015.1025089.
Conway, N. & Briner, R. B. Forthcoming. Unit-level linkages between employee commitment to the organization, customer service delivery and customer satisfaction. International Journal of Human Resource Management. 26 (16): 2039-2061
Kiefer, T., Hartley, J., Conway, B. & Briner, R. B. 2014. Feeling the squeeze: Public employees’ experiences of cutback- and innovation-related organizational changes following a national announcement of budget reductions. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 25 (4): 1279-1305
Briner, R. B. & Walshe, N. D. 2015 An evidence-based approach to improving the quality of resource-oriented well-being interventions at wor. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 88(3): 563-586.
Barends, E. G. R. & Briner, R. B. 2014. Teaching Evidence-Based Practice: Lessons from the Pioneers. An Interview with Amanda Burls and Gordon Guyatt. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 13(3): 476-483.
Briner, R. B. & Walshe, N. D. 2014. From Passively Received Wisdom to Actively Constructed Knowledge: Teaching Systematic Review Skills as A Foundation of Evidence-Based Management. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 13(3): 415-432.
Conway, N., Kiefer, T., Hartley, J., & Briner, R. B. 2014. Doing More with Less? Employee Reactions to Psychological Contract Breach via Target Similarity or Spillover during Public Sector Organizational Change. British Journal of Management, DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.12041.
Conway, N. & Briner, R. B. 2012. Investigating the effect of collective organizational commitment on unit-level performance and absence. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 85(3): 472-486, DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8325.2011.02051.x.
Kenny, E. J. & Briner, R. B. 2012. Increases in salience of ethnic identity at work: The roles of ethnic assignation and ethnic identification. Human Relations, 66(5): 725 -748, DOI: 10.1177/0018726712464075.
Conway, N. & Briner, R. B. 2012. The relationship between psychological contract breach and organizational commitment: Exchange imbalance as a moderator of the mediating role of violation. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 85(3): 472-486, DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8325.2011.02051.x.
Cassar, V. & Briner, R. B. 2011. The mediating role of violation between breach and organizational commitment and the moderating influence of exchange imbalance. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 78: 282-289, DOI: org/10.1016/j.jvb.2010.09.007.
Briner, R. B. & Rousseau, D. M. 2011. Evidence-Based I-O-Psychology: Not there yet but now a little nearer?Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 4: 76-82, DOI: 10.1111/j.1754-9434.2010.01301.x.
Briner, R. B. & Rousseau, D. M. 2011. Evidence-Based I-O Psychology : Not there yet. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 4: 3-22, DOI: 10.1111/j.1754-9434.2010.01287.x.
Kenny, E. J. & Briner, R. B. 2010. Exploring ethnicity in organizations. Equal Opportunities International , 29: 348-363, DOI:10.1108/02610151011042402.
Briner, R. B., Denyer, D. & Rousseau, D. M. 2009. Evidence-based management: Construct clean-up time? Academy of Management Perspectives, 23(4): 19-32, DOI: n/a.
Briner, R. B. & Kiefer, T. 2009. Whither psychological research into emotion at work? Feeling for the future. International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion , 3: 161-173, DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2009.030933.
Cassar, V. & Briner, R. B. 2009. Contextualizing the features of the psychological contract: the case of Malta. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 24: 677-690, DOI: 10.1108/02683940910989048.
Briner, R. B. & Sturdy, A. 2008. Introduction to food, work and organization. Human Relations, 61: 907-912, DOI: 10.1177/0018726708093901.
Poppleton, S., Briner, R. B. & Kierfer, T. 2008. The roles of context and everyday experience in understanding work-non-work relationships: A qualitative diary study of white and blue-collar workers. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 80: 437-457, DOI: 10.1348/096317908X295182.
Cassar, V. & Briner, R. B. 2005. Psychological contract ‘breach’: A multiple component perspective to an over-researched construct? Revista de Sicologia Social , 20(1): 125-136, DOI: 10.1174/0213474052871079.
Briner, R. B. 2005. What can research into emotion at work tell us about researching well-being at work? International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 1: 67-73, DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2005.007327.
Daniels, K., Harris, C. & Briner, R. B. 2004. Linking work conditions to unpleasant affect: Cognition, categorization and goals. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 77: 343-363, DOI: 10.1348/0963179041752628.
Briner, R. B., Harris, C. & Daniels, K. 2004. How do work stress and coping work? Toward a fundamental theoretical reappraisal. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 32: 223-234, DOI: 10.1080/03069880410001692256.
Harris, C., Daniels, K. & Briner, R. B. 2003. A daily diary study of goals and affective well-being at work. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 76: 401-410, DOI: 10.1348/096317903769647256.
Harris, C., Daniels, K. & Briner, R. B. 2002. Using cognitive mapping for psychosocial risk assessment. Risk Management: An International Journal, 4(3): 1-21, DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.rm.8240123.
Conway, N. & Briner, R. B. 2002. A daily diary study of affective responses to psychological contract violation and exceeded promises. Journal of Organizational Behaviour, 23: 287-302, DOI: 10.1002/job.139.
Conway, N. & Briner, R. B. 2002. Full-time versus part-time employees: Understanding the links between work status, the psychological contract and attitudes. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 61: 279-301, DOI: 10.1006/jvbe.2001.1857.
Conway, N. & Briner, R. B. 2005. Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work - A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Briner, R. B. Forthcoming. Evidence-based human resource management. In D. Guest & D. Needle (Eds.), Wiley Encyclopedia of Management: Human Resource Management. New York: Wiley.
Briner R. B. & Walshe N. D. Forthcoming. Evidence-based Management and Leadership. In R. Lewis, S. Leonard and A. Freedmans (Eds), The Psychology of Organizational Development, Leadership and Change. Wiley-Blackwell.
Kenny, E. & Briner, R. B. Forthcoming. Stereotype threat and minority ethnic employees: What should our research priorities be? Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.
Rick, J. & Briner, R. B. Forthcoming. The Debate Between Trauma Management Versus Stress Debriefing. In R. Hughes, A. Kinder and C. L. Cooper (Eds.), International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Cassar, V., Buttigieg, S. C., & Briner, R. B. 2013. Causal explanations of psychological contract breach characteristics. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 16(2): 85, DOI: 10.1037/h0094949.
Briner, R. B. & Walshe, N. D. 2013. The causes and consequences of a scientific literature we cannot trust: An evidence-based practice perspective. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 6(3): 369-312.
Briner, R. B. 2012. Evidence-based practice and occupational health psychology. In J. Houdmont, S. Leka & R. Sinclair (Eds.), Contemporary occupational health psychology: Global perspectives on research and practice. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Briner, R. B., Engwall, L., Juillerat, T. L., Mintzberg, H., Morgeson, F. P., Pratt, M. G. & Tengblad, S. 2012. Bridging the management theory and practice gap. In S. Tengblad (Eds.), The Work of Managers. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Briner, R. B. & Denyer, D. 2012. Systematic review and evidence synthesis as a practice and scholarship tool. In D. M. Rousseau (Eds.), Handbook of Evidence-Based Management: Companies, Classrooms, and Research. New York: University Press.
Briner, R. B., & Rousseau, D. M. 2011. Evidence Based I–O Psychology: Not There Yet but Now a Little Nearer? Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 4(1): 76-82.
Briner, R. B., & Rousseau, D. M. 2011. Evidence Based I–O Psychology: Not There Yet. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 4(1): 3-22.
Conway, N. & Briner, R. B. 2009. 50 Years of Psychological Contract Research What do we know and what are the main challenges? International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 21: 71-131.
Kiefer, T. & Briner, R. B. 2006. Emotions at work: Implications for International Business and Management. In P. R. Jackson and M. Shams (Eds.), International Business and Management: Developments in Work and Organizational Psychology. Vol.20 – Implications for International Business. Elsevier.
Briner, R. B. & Kiefer, T. 2005. Research into the Experience of Emotion at Work: Definitely Older, But are we any Wiser? In N. M. Ashkanasy, C. Hartel, & W. Zerbe (Eds.), The effect of Affect in Organizational Settings - Research on Emotion in Organizations, Volume 1. Oxford, UK: Elsevier/JAI Press.
Briner, R. B. 2004. Do EAPs work? A complex answer to a simple question. In R. Hughes (Eds.), An Anthology of Counselling at Work II. Rugby: Association for Counselling at Work. , 113-116. [reproduction of Briner, 2000]
Briner, R. B. 2003. Stress management. In M. Cardwell, L. Clark, & C. Meldrum (Eds.), Psychology for AS-level, 110. London: Harper-Collins.
Briner, R. B. & Totterdell, P. A. 2002. Emotion at Work. In P. B. Warr (Eds.), Psychology at Work, 229-252. Penguin.