Department of Management, Marketing & Entrepreneurship
College of Business & Law
University of Canterbury
Relevant Research Interests
My research interests are in social relationships in the workplace. My research agenda has focussed on loneliness in the workplace but more recently I have been working on research projects examining the psychosocial factors that create high-performing and low-performing teams in organizations. My current research interests therefore focus on organizational factors that promote positive working relationships in organizations.
- Cooper-Thomas, H.D. and Wright, S. (2013) Person-environment misfit: the neglected role of social context. Journal of Managerial Psychology 28(1): 21-37. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02683941311298841.
- Wright, S. (2012) Is it Lonely at the Top? An Empirical Study of Managers’ and Nonmanagers’ Loneliness in Organizations. The Journal of Psychology 146(1-2): 47-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00223980.2011.585187. (Journal Articles)
- Lips-Wiersma, M. and Wright, S. (2012) Measuring the meaning of meaningful work: Development and validation of the comprehensive meaningful work scale (CMWS). Group Organization Management 37(5): 655-685. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059601112461578.