About the Book
Performance has been one of the most important and widely used dependent variables in research and practice in work and organisational psychology. Whatever efforts have been made to improve human factors in industry, are not sufficient. Much attention is still required in this area. The present edition highlights the significance of human aspects in productive efficiency in organisations. The first two chapters deals with conceptual framework and literature review which includes the definitions, framework and previous studies and findings for understanding ego-strength, job anxiety, participation and its relationship with performance. In the next three chapters presentation of field data and its interpretation is discussed. Authors affirm that productivity is influenced not only by physical aspects but attitudinal variables are equally important for the productive efficiency of employees. Authors conclude by suggesting future areas of research and implications of the present study.
About the Authors
Dr. Ashok Pratap Singh is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University. Dr. Singh has been the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Head, Department of Psychology, BHU. Dr. Singh received his Ph.D. degree in the field of Organizational Behaviour from B.H.U. His teaching and research interests are Organizational Behaviour, Personnel Management and Industrial relations, Psychological assessment, and Stress management. In addition to publication of two books he has contributed numerous research articles to several reputed Indian and International journals.
Dr. Patiraj Kumari is presently Senior Faculty member in the Department of Management Studies, IInd Campus of Gurukul Kangri University, Dehradun. Dr. Kumari has completed her post graduation from B.H.U. in the Department of Psychology. She earned Ph.D. degree from B.H.U. Besides attending National and International Conferences, she has contributed research papers and articles on various facets of Management and Psychology in leading journals of academic repute.