[Conference abstract] To learn from one's mistakes: The role of impulsivity in positive workplace behaviours

O'Connor, P. & Jackson, C. (2005) [Conference abstract] To learn from one's mistakes: The role of impulsivity in positive workplace behaviours. Australian Journal of Psychology, 57(S1), p. 112.

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Recently a neuropsychological model of learning has been proposed (Jackson, 2002) which argues that Responsibility provides a cognitive re-expression of Impulsivity in the prediction of functional and dysfunctional behaviour. Jackson argues that primitive, instinctive impulses lead to antisocial behaviours and socio-cognitive regulators such as Responsibility leads to the re-expression of Impulsivity in terms of pro-social behaviours. Study 1 tests and supports the measurement properties of the assessment methodology associated with the model. Study 2 provides evidence in favour of the instinctive basis of Impulsivity and the conscious basis of Responsibility, which reinforces the underlying neuropsychological basis of the model. Study 3 uses structural equation modelling to determine if Responsibility mediates Impulsivity in the prediction of a latent variable representing work performance, work commitment and team performance, but does not mediate Impulsivity in the prediction of a latent variable representing sexual proclivity, workplace deviancy, gambling and beer consumption. Results provide strong support for Jackson's model and suggest that Impulsivity and Responsibility are fundamental to both functional and dysfunctional learning.

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ID Code: 95664
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Additional Information: The Abstracts of the 5th UQ Symposium on Organisational Psychology 4 June 2005 Emmanuel College, University of Queensland Organised and sponsored by the Centre for Organisational Psychology, University of Queensland
Keywords: Impulsivity in Positive, Workplace Behaviours
DOI: 10.1080/00049530600940007
ISSN: 0004-9530
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Australian Psychological Society
Deposited On: 19 May 2016 23:35
Last Modified: 19 May 2016 23:35

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