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Professor Simon Restubog

Position(s):Professor, Deputy Director for Research
Email:simon.restubog@anu.edu.au
Phone:Ext. 57319
(+61) 2 612 57319
Fax:(+61) 2 612 58796
Office:Room 2.26
College of Business and Economics Building (26C)
Mailing Address:
Research School of Management
ANU College of Business and Economics
LF Crisp Building 26
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
Australia
Simon Restubog

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Biography

Simon Lloyd Restubog is an industrial/organizational psychologist and Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior at The Australian National University. He earned his PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (2005) from The University of Queensland and his undergraduate double degrees in Psychology and Education (Cum Laude) and Masters degree in Psychology (With High Distinction) from De La Salle University. His research focuses on antecedents and maintenance of psychological contracts, measurement and prediction of workplace deviance, and barriers and supports for career development. He has won best paper awards at the Annual Conference of the US Academy of Management (AoM, Social Issues in Management Division, 2011; Organizational Development and Change Division, 2007) and the Australian Industrial/Organizational Psychology Conference (2011) and was a 2012 and 2013 Best Paper Finalist in the AoM - Managerial and Organizational Cognitions and Careers Divisions. To date, he has produced 49 journal articles, 5 best paper proceedings, and 2 book chapters. His work has been published in leading applied psychology and management journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, British Journal of Industrial Relations, among others. He has a consistent track record in receiving nationally competitive external research funding from the Australian Research Council (Discovery and Linkage schemes).

Disciplines & research interests

  • Management

My research revolves around three converging streams.

The first stream focuses on the role of psychological contracts in employment relationships. Psychological contracts are stable mental models that represent the perceived promises employees believe that the employer is obligated to fulfil in exchange for their efforts. With specific reference to maintenance of psychological contracts, my research investigates the negative ramifications of psychological contract breach (i.e., failure on the part of the organization to fulfil promised obligations) and the salient role of socio-psychological mediators and personality moderators on a wide spectrum of workplace attitudes and behaviors. Recent publications are in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Vocational Behavior, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Group & Organization Management, British Journal of Management, Applied Psychology: An International Review, and Journal of Business and Psychology.

A second related research stream is unravelling the dark side of human behavior in organizations. It involves the measurement and prediction of workplace deviance and abusive leadership. My program of research explicates the explanatory mechanisms underlying workplace deviance and abusive leadership as well as identifying key antecedents and resulting consequences in work and non-work contexts. Publications on this topic have appeared in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, Journal of Research in Personality, Work & Stress, and British Journal of Management.

The third research stream focuses on the role of support and barriers in predicting career persistence in both educational and work contexts. Recent publications are in the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Career Assessment, and Human Resource Management Journal.

I am actively involved in several nationally-competitive research grants.

Restubog, S. L. D., Bordia, P., & Bordia, S. (2013-2015). Understanding career persistence: Integrating socio-cognitive and psychological contract perspectives. Australian Research Council - Discovery Scheme. ARC funding: $248,000.

Restubog, S. L. D., Chan-Serafin, S., & Bainbridge, H. (2010-2012). The high cost of bad bosses: Reactions of employees, co-workers, and employees' partners to abusive supervision. Australian Research Council - Discovery Scheme. ARC funding: $200,000.

Rafferty, A., & Restubog, S. L. D. (2009 - 2011). The two faces of leadership: Constructive and destructive leadership and their consequences on employees. Australian Research Council - Discovery Scheme. ARC funding: $120,000.

Jimmieson, N. L., Restubog, S. L. D., & Sutton, G. (2008 - 2010). Promoting high-performing multidisciplinary healthcare teams: An examination of the antecedents and consequences of psychological safety. Australian Research Council - Linkage scheme. ARC funding: $218,000 (plus Australian Postgraduate Award Industry); Partner funding: $114,000.  

Teaching

Course/s:

Career Planning and Management (Semester 1)

PhD Research Students:

Jennifer Lajom (3rd year PhD), Rajiv  Amarnani (3rd year PhD), Laramie Tolentino (4th year PhD) 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow:

Dr Patrick Garcia

Professional responsibilities

Service to the Profession

Editorial Board Member: Journal of Management Studies

Editorial Board Member: Journal of Business and Psychology

Editorial Board Member: Journal of Management and Organization

Service to the School/University

Humanities and Social Sciences Delegated University Ethics Review Committee - Member

College Research Committee - Member

RSM Higher Degree Research Committee - Member

Professional organizations

Member: Society of Organizational Behavior in Australia (SOBA)

Member: U.S. Academy of Management

Member: International Association of Applied Psychology

Member: American Psychological Association 

Member: Association for Psychological Science

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