Aaron C.H. Schat

Area Chair
Human Resources and Management
McMaster University 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4M4
DSB-417

905-525-9140, x23946 Available to supervise

Professor Schat’s research interests are in the areas of work-related stress, health, and safety and his primary expertise is in the study of workplace aggression. His recent research involves investigating the nature and prevalence of workers’ exposure to workplace aggression and examining the antecedents and consequences of exposure to workplace aggression. He also conducts research on workers’ attitudes toward money and the effects of such attitudes on work-related attitudes and behaviour. Professor Schat currently teaches introductory and advanced courses in Human Resource Management.

Education

  • Ph.D., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Guelph
  • M.A., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Guelph
  • B. A. (Hons.), Psychology (Business Minor), Redeemer University College

Selected Publications and Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Bedi, A., & Schat, A. C. H.  (in press).  Perceptions of organizational politics:  A meta-analysis of its antecedents, correlates, and consequences. Canadian Psychology.

Ababneh, K., Hackett, R., & Schat, A. C. H.  (in press).  The role of attributions and fairness in understanding job applicant reactions to selection procedures and decisions. Journal of Business and Psychology.

Schat, A. C. H., & Frone, M. R.   (2011).  Exposure to psychological aggression at work and job performance: The mediating role of job attitudes and personal health.  Work & Stress, 25, 23-40.

Richards, D. A., & Schat, A. C. H.  (2011).  Attachment at (not to) work:  Applying Attachment Theory to explain individual behavior in organizations.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 96(1), 169-182.

Tasa, K., Sears, G. J., & Schat, A. C. H.  (2011).   Personality and teamwork behavior in context: The cross-level moderating role of collective efficacy.  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32, 65-85.

Schat, A. C. H., Frone, M. R., & Kelloway, E. K.  (2006).  Prevalence of workplace aggression in the U.S. Workforce:  Findings from a national study.  In E. K. Kelloway, J. Barling, & J. J. Hurrell (Eds.), Handbook of Workplace Violence (pp. 47-89). Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

Schat, A. C. H., & Kelloway, E. K.  (2006).  Training as a workplace aggression intervention strategy.  In E. K. Kelloway, J. Barling, & J. J. Hurrell (Eds.), Handbook of Workplace Violence (pp. 579-605).  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

Schat, A. C. H., Kelloway, E. K., & Desmarais, S.  (2005).  The Physical Health Questionnaire (PHQ):  Construct validation of a self-report scale of somatic symptoms.  Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 10(4), 363-381.

Schat, A. C. H., & Kelloway, E. K.  (2005).  Workplace aggression.  In J. Barling, E. K. Kelloway, & M. Frone (Eds.), Handbook of Work Stress (pp. 189-218).  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

Schat, A. C. H., & Kelloway, E. K.  (2003).  Reducing the adverse consequences of workplace aggression and violence:  The buffering effects of organizational support.  Journal of Occupational Health Psychology,8(2), 110-122.

Schat, A. C. H., & Kelloway, E. K.  (2000).  Effects of perceived control on the outcomes of workplace aggression and violence.  Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 5(3), 386-402.

Professional Activities

Professor Schat’s work has been published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, the Handbook of Work Stress, and the Handbook of Workplace Violence and presented at several national and international conferences. In addition to his research and teaching activities, he has also consulted to public and private sector organizations and been a reviewer for a number of scholarly journals and conferences. He is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Academy of Management.

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