The Self at Work brings researchers in industrial and organizational psychology and organizational behavior together with researchers in social and personality psychology to explore how the self impacts the workplace. Covering topics such as self-efficacy, self-esteem, self-control, power, and identification, each chapter examines how research on the self informs and furthers understanding of organizational topics such as employee engagement, feedback-seeking, and leadership. With their combined expertise, the chapter authors consider how research on the self has influenced management research and practice (and vice-versa), limitations of applying social psychology research in the organizational realm, and future directions for organizational research on the self. This book is a valuable resource for researchers, graduate students, and professionals who are interested in how research on the self can inform industrial/organizational psychology.

chapter 1|12 pages

The Self at Work

An Overview
ByD. Lance Ferris, Russell E. Johnson, Constantine Sedikides

part I|209 pages

Fundamental Concepts and Theories

chapter 2|25 pages


ByJeffrey B. Vancouver, Mark Alicke, Leah R. Halper

chapter 3|32 pages


ByDouglas J. Brown, Virgil Zeigler-Hill

chapter 4|19 pages

Social Identifications in Organizational Behavior

ByDaan van Knippenberg, Michael A. Hogg

chapter 5|28 pages

Self-Enhancement in Organizations

ByD. Lance Ferris, Constantine Sedikides

chapter 6|26 pages

Self-Control in Work Organizations

ByRussell E. Johnson, Mark Muraven, Tina L. Donaldson, Szu-Han (Joanna) Lin

chapter 7|27 pages

Emphasizing the Self in Organizational Research on Self-Determination Theory

ByJames M. Diefendorff, Nathalie Houlfort, Robert J. Vallerand, Daniel Krantz

chapter 8|22 pages

The Role of Guilt in the Workplace

Taking Stock and Moving Ahead
ByRebecca L. Schaumberg, Francis J. Flynn, Jessica L. Tracy

chapter 9|28 pages

Contextualizing Social Power Research within Organizational Behavior

ByMichael Schaerer, Alice J. Lee, Adam D. Galinsky, Stefan Thau

part II|70 pages

Integrative Themes

chapter 10|28 pages

Culture, Work, and the Self

The Mutual Influence of Social and Industrial Organizational Psychology
ByJasmine L. Wheeler, Michele J. Gelfand, Ying-yi Hong, Chi-yue Chiu

chapter 11|20 pages

An Actor–Perceiver Model of Impression Management in Organizations

ByMark R. Leary, Mark C. Bolino

chapter 12|20 pages

Escaping the Self

Negative Self-Evaluations and Employee Alcohol Misuse
ByCynthia D. Mohr, Sarah N. Haverly, Ariane Froidevaux, Mo Wang

part III|69 pages

Applications to Organizational Concepts

chapter 13|24 pages

How Future Work Selves Guide Feedback Seeking and Feedback Responding at Work

ByFrederik Anseel, Karoline Strauss, Filip Lievens

chapter 14|22 pages

The Self and Engagement at Work

BySabine Sonnentag, Doris Fay

chapter 15|21 pages

Dual Process Models of Self-Schemas and Identity

Implication for Leadership and Followership Processes
ByRobert G. Lord, Susanna L. M. Chui