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MIR-850: Organizational Behavior

About PsycINFO

PsycINFO is a research database published by the American Psychological Association. It can be used to find information about work team dynamics, employee motivation, conflict resolution, leadership, cultural change, and more.

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Keywords v. Subject Headings / Index Terms

Keywords represent the natural language used by the author(s). Authors sometimes provide keywords or key concepts, and these may be applied during indexing as well as additional concepts that are deemed important.

Index terms are controlled vocabulary terms from the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms. The terms are arranged in subject “trees” from broad to narrow to give researchers control over specificity.

Index Terms
Job Characteristics
  • peer evaluation
  • public sector
  • private sector
  • telecommuting
  • working conditions
  • work load
  • work scheduling
  • work teams
Personnel Training
  • career development
  • communication skills training
  • computer training
  • inservice training
  • on the job training
  • professional development
  • work adjustment training
Employee Characteristics
  • employee productivity
  • job experience level
  • job satisfaction
  • occupational aspirations
  • occupational stress
  • skilled industrial workers
  • white collar workers
  • workaholism
Management
  • business ethics
  • leadership style
  • management decision making
  • management methods
  • middle level managers
  • participative management
  • supervisor employee interaction
Human Resource Management
  • affirmative action
  • employee turnover
  • job applicant screening
  • labor market
  • outsourcing
  • personnel selection
  • personnel termination
Organizational Development
  • organizational change
  • organizational commitment
  • organizational effectiveness
  • organizational learning
  • organizational objectives
  • organizational structure

One of the benefits of using PsycINFO on the Ovid platform is to be able to clearly view the subject "tree." A researcher can determine how specific they want their search to be based on whether there are broader or narrower terms. The following graphic demonstrates the subject arrangement for Organizational Effectiveness. Note the broader, narrower, and related terms.