Rick D. Hackett

Rick Hackett

Rick Hackett, PhD
  • Human Resources and Management
  • Faculty
  • Canadian Research Chair in Organizational Behaviour and Human Performance
  • Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association
  • Tags:
  • emba
  • mba
  • phd
  • ug

Contact Information

Email: hackett@mcmaster.ca
Office: RJC 424
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 28193

Dr. Rick Hackett is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Organizational Behaviour and Human Performance, and Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association. He specializes in executive/managerial assessment, leadership, HR recruitment,testing, selection, work attitudes, absenteeism and performance assessment.

Over the past 30 years Rick has provided consulting to a variety of companies, including Hatch, RCMP, Marion Merrell Dow, General Motors, ABB, AFG Glass, IBM China and Hong Kong Post. He has also led a number of global executive workshops and presentations around leading effective teams, HR management best practices and HR resources planning and utilization. Rick has held a number of past executive positions, including serving on the board of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada and for Assessment Strategies, Inc.

  •  Ph.D., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Bowling Green State University (Ohio)
  •  M.A., Applied Social Psychology, Univ. of Windsor
  •  B.Sc. Psychology, University of Toronto

Editorial Appointments

Associate Editor:
Journal of Business and Psychology
January 1, 2013 – Present.

Editorial Reviewer Board
Journal of Organizational Behavior
April 2005 – Present.

Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences:
January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2011.

Division Editor:
Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
January 1, 1996 to December 31, 2002.

Editorial Reviewer Board
Journal of Applied Psychology
January 2002 – December 31, 2008  

Guest Editor: Special Issue
Canadian Psychology
Industrial-Organizational Psychology in Canada
January 1, 1996

Doctoral Students Mentored, Year of Graduation and Thesis Title

McNally, J (2013). Examining the Consequences of Employee Perceptions of the Employee-Organization Relationship.

Wang, Q., (2011). A conceptual and empirical investigation of leader virtues and virtuous leadership.

Mirowska, A. (2011). Character at work: A virtues approach to creativity and emotion regulation.

Podolsky, M. (2010). The effects of perceptions of situational strength in HR practices on job attitudes and business unit performance.

Yousofpourfard, H. (2010). Cultural intelligence: A new approach to manage teamwork in culturally diverse teams.

Ababneh, I. K. (2009). The role of attribution and fairness in understanding job applicant reactions to selection procedures and decisions.

Kuzmenko, T. (2009). The effects of transformational and transactional leadership on individual creative performance: Role of followers’ motivation, identity and self-esteem.

Richards, D.A. (2009). Individual differences and leader-subordinate relationships: Examining the relations between individual attachment, emotion regulation, leader-member exchange, and employee behavior.

Changquang, J. (2007). The effects of leader-member-exchange on employee conceptualizations and display of organizational citizenship behavior: A mediation model.

Sears, G. (2005). The dispositional antecedents of leader-member exchange and  organizational citizenship behaviour: A process perspective.

Lapierre, L. (2001). Understanding the links between work commitment constructs.

Taggar, S. (1997). Personality, cognitive ability and behaviour: The antecedents of effective autonomous work teams.

  • Member of the Board, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, (2006-2011);
  • Member of the Professional Standards Committee, Canadian Council of Human Resource Associations (2005-2011);
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Assessment Strategies Incorporated, ( 1997-2000);
  • President of the Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Canadian Psychological Association (1994-95);
  • Member, Professional Affairs Committee, Working Group on Test Publishing Industry Safeguards, Canadian Psychological Association, (1992-93).

Administrative Appointments

  • MBA HRM Stream Advisor, 1981-89; Chair, Human Resources Management, 1993-97;
  • PhD Coordinator, 1996-97; Associate Dean, 1997-99; Interim Dean, 1999-2000.

Visiting Appointments

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2001-2003.

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

Hackett, R.D. , Wang, A-C, Chen, Cheng, G-S, & Farh, J-L (2018). Transformational leadership and organizational citizenship behaviour: A moderated mediation model of leader-member-exchange and subordinates’ gender. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 67:4, 617-644.

Chiu, R. & Hackett, R.D. (2017). The assessment of individual moral goodness. Business Ethics: A European Review, 26, 31-46.

Wang, G. & Hackett, R.D. (2016). Conceptualization and measurement of virtuous leadership: Doing well by doing good, Journal of Business Ethics, 137(2), 321-345.

Hackett, R.D. & Wang, G. (2014). “John R. Wooden, Stephen R. Covey, and Servant Leadership: A Commentary” International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9:1, 39-40.

Ababneh, K.I., Hackett, R.D. & Schat, A.C.H. (2014). The role of attributions and fairness in understanding job applicant reactions to selection procedures and decisions, Journal of Business and Psychology, 29, 111-129.

Jiao, C., Richards, D.A. and Hackett, R.D. (2013), “Organizational Citizenship Behaviour and Role Breadth: A Meta-Analytic and Cross-Cultural Analysis”, Human Resource Management, Vol. 52, Issue 5, pages 697-714.

Greg J. Sears, Haiyan Zhang, Willi H. Wiesner, Rick D. Hackett, Yufei Yuan, (2013) “A comparative assessment of videoconference and face-to-face employment interviews”, Management Decision, Vol. 51 Iss: 8, pp.1733 – 1752

Hackett, R.D. & Wang, G. (2012). Virtues and leadership: an integrating conceptual framework founded in Aristotelian and Confucian perspectives on virtues. Management Decision. 50(5), 868-899.

Richards, D. & Hackett, R.D. (2012). Attachment and emotion regulation: Compensatory interactions and leader-member exchange, Leadership Quarterly, 23, 686-701.

Sue-Chan, C., Au, A.K. & Hackett, R.D. (2012). Trust as a mediator of the relationship between leader-member behaviour and leader-member-exchange quality. Journal of World Business, 47: 459-468.

Wang, Q., Hackett, R.D., Xun, C. & Zhang, Y. (2012). Cultural differences and applicants’ procedural fairness perceptions: A test of a Chinese culture-based model. Chinese Management Studies, 6(2): 350-368.

Sears, G.J. & Hackett, R.D. (2011). The influence of role definition and affect in LMX: A process perspective on the personality-LMX relationship. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. 84:3 544-564.

Kulasegaram, M., Reiter, H.I., Wiesner, W, Hackett, R.D. & Norman, G.R. (2010).  Non-association between NEO-5 personality tests and multiple mini-Interview”, Advances in Health Sciences Education, 15:3, 415-423.

Farh, J.L., Hackett, R.D. & Liang, J. (2007). Individual-level cultural values as moderators of perceived support-employee outcomes relationships in China: Comparing the effects of power distance and traditionality. Academy of Management Journal, 50, p. 715-729.

Lapierre, L.M. & Hackett, R.D. (2007). Trait conscientiousness, leader-member exchange, job satisfaction and organizational citizenship behaviour: A test of an integrative model. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 80, 539-554.

Lapierre, L.M., Hackett, R.D. & Taggar, S. (2006). A test of the links between family
interference with work, job enrichment and leader-member exchange. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 55, 489-511.

Zhang, K., Song, L.J., Hackett, R.D. & Bycio, P. (2006). Cultural boundary of expectancy theory based performance management: A Commentary on DeNisi and Pritchard’s  performance improvement model. Management and Organizational Review, 2 (2), 279-294.

Wang, H., Law, K.S., Hackett, R.D., Wang, D. & Chen, Z. (2005). Leader-member  exchange as a mediator of the relationship between transformational leadership and  followers’ performance and organizational citizenship behavior. Academy of Management Journal, 48:420-432.

Hackett, R.D., Lapierre, L.M. & Gardiner, H. P. (2004). A review of Canadian human rights cases involving the employment interview. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 21(3), p. 1-13.

Hackett, R.D. (2002). Understanding and predicting work performance in the Canadian military. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences, 34 (2), p. 131-140.

Hackett, R.D., LaPierre, L, & Hausdorf, P. (2001). Understanding the links between work commitment constructs. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 58(3), p. 392-413.

Hackett, R.D. Pyper, J. & Rose, J. (2000). Canadian labour arbitration decisions involving the employment interview. Labor Arbitration Yearbook, 1, p. 233-250, Toronto: Lancaster House.

Taggar, S., Hackett, R.D., and Saha, S. (1999). Leadership emergence in autonomous work teams: Antecedents and outcomes. Personnel Psychology, 52(4), p. 899-926.

Rose, J.B., Hackett, R.D. & Pyper, J. (1998). Employers should ensure selection Interviews are highly structured. Labour Alert, p. 7-8.

Hackett, R.D. & Kline, T. (1997). Industrial-Organizational Psychology and emerging needs of the Canadian workplace: Traversing the next millennium. Canadian Psychology, 39 (1).

Hackett, R.D. & Bycio, P. (1996). The temporal dynamics associated with absenteeism as
a coping mechanism. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 69, 327- 338.

Bycio, P., Hackett, R.D., & Allen, J.S. (1995). Further assessments of Bass’s (1985)
conceptualization of transactional and transformational leadership. Journal of Applied
Psychology, 80, No. 4, 468-478.

Hackett, R.D., Bycio, P. & Hausdorf, P. (1994). Further assessments of Meyer and Allen’s
(1991) three-component model of organizational commitment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 79, (N0. 1), p. 1-9.

Jain, H.C. and Hackett, R.D. (1992; Spring). A comparison of employment equity and
non-employment equity organizations on designated group representation and views towards staffing. Canadian Public Administration, 35, (1) 103-108.

Hackett, R.D. (1990). Age, tenure and employee absenteeism. Human Relations, 43 (7)

Bycio, P., Hackett, R.D. & Alvares, K.M. (1990). Job performance and turnover: A
Review and meta-analysis. Applied Psychology: An International Review. 39, (1) 47-

Hackett, R.D. (1989). Work attitudes and employee absenteeism: A synthesis of the
literature. Journal of Occupational Psychology, 62, 235-248.

Jain, H.C. and Hackett, R.D. (1989). Measuring effectiveness of employment equity
programs in Canada: Public policy and a survey. Canadian Public Policy, 15, 189-

Hackett, R.D., Bycio, P. and Guion, R.M. (1989). Absenteeism among hospital nurses:
An idiographic-longitudinal analysis. Academy of Management Journal, 32, 424-453.

Polivy, J., Herman, P., Hackett, R.D. & Kuleshny, K.I. (1986). The effects of self-attention and public attention on eating in restrained and unrestrained subjects.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 50, (6), 1253-1260.