The individual assignment is an Article Synthesis paper written in the form of a report. The purpose of the assignment is to develop your skills in critical thinking and integrating sources, while also developing in-depth knowledge on a topic from organisational behaviour (OB). You can choose any topic area in OB (refer to the topics listed in the subject learning guide or the Table of Contents for the prescribed text). See the Specific Instructions below for more details.
Select three journal articles on the same OB topic. You can choose any topic in OB (refer to the topics listed in the subject learning guide or the Table of Contents for the prescribed text). Your articles must meet the following conditions:
1. The articles must be empirical (i.e., report the results of original research);
2. The articles must have been published between 2010 and present;
3. The articles must be selected from the following list of journals:
Academy of Management Journal
Academy of Management Review
Group and Organization Management
Human Resource Management
Journal of Applied Psychology
Journal of Management
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
*Some topics may require additional journals other than those listed. If you believe there is need to incorporate journals that are not on this list, talk to your facilitator or subject coordinator first.
Read each article thoroughly, paying attention to the theoretical perspectives, definitions, methods, results and interpretation in each. You will use this information to analyse and compare and contrast the articles.
The final assignment should include the following elements:
Please refer to the LMS for specific due dates and the assessment submission link.
Research and References
Cite all sources in the main text of the document and include a separate reference page at the end of the document. The in-text citations and references should be formatted using either the current version of the Harvard style or APA 6 th edition. Refer to the tips on applying these styles in the Assessments module of this LMS site.
Note that you should only be using the three articles as references. Refer to the guidelines above for selecting your three articles.
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