MSc Organizational Behaviour
Smith School of Business, Queen's University
Over the 2020-2021 academic year I completed my Master of Science in Management concentrating in Organizational Behaviour (OB). I did so at the Smith School of Business, Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
My intention going into my undergrad in psychology was to continue in psychology by pursuing a Master's and PhD in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology. However, after much deliberation, I decided to switch into business to pursue OB which essentially is the same as I/O, but in a different department.
Dr. Julian Barling was my supervisor for my MSc, and is currently my supervisor for my PhD. I continued to focus on workplace safety for my MSc thesis with an added leadership component. I moved from studying the antecedents of workplace safety incidents, safety behaviours, and injuries to instead study the consequences. Further, I shifted from focusing on the affected workers to those indirectly affected by workplace safety incidents and injuries. Specifically, I examined the children of injured workers.
My MSc thesis, titled "Parents’ Work Injuries and Children’s Later Leader Emergence" investigated how a parent being involved in a workplace safety incident while growing up affects children's leader emergence in young adulthood. The findings suggest that the impact the incident has positively relates to leader role occupancy in young adulthood through posttraumatic growth and leader identity. Further, the strength of the relationship between the impact of the incident and posttraumatic growth depends on family factors such as parenting style and home environment.
I am happy to talk about my MSc research in greater detail and provide some more information on the nuances of the study and findings. If you are interested please reach out to me via the contact form below, email, or social media (links to which can be found below).