Michael Leiter

Professor

Email address: michael.leiter@acadiau.ca

Telephone: (902) 585-1671

Office location: Centre for Organizational Research & Development - 24 Highland Avenue

Classes taught 2009/10:

 

EDUCATION

B.A., Duke University

M.A., Vanderbilt University

Ph.D., University of Oregon

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Michael Leiter is an organizational psychologist interested in the relationships of people with their work. He has recently been appointed a Tier I Canada Research Chair position in Occupational Health and Well-Being. He has been involved in an active research program on occupational stress and professional efficacy in collaboration with organizations across North America. Through the Centre for Organizational Research & Development, he and his research team participate in organizational development projects with collaborating organizations.

 

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Leiter, M. P., Laschinger, H. K. S., Day, A., & Gilin-Oore, D. (in press). The impact of civility interventions on employee social behavior, distress, and attitudes. Journal of Applied Psychology.


Leiter, M. P., Price, S. L., Laschinger, H. K. S., & (2010). Generational differences in distress, attitudes and incivility among nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 18, 970-980.


Bakker, A., B. & Leiter, M. P. (Eds.) (2010). Work Engagement: A Handbook of Essential Research and Theory. London: Psychology Press.


Maslach, C & Leiter, M. P. (2008). Early predictors of job burnout and engagement. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 498-512.

Maslach, C., Schaufeli, W.B., & Leiter, M.P. (2001). Job Burnout. Annual Review of Psychology.

Leiter, M.P., Harvie, P., & Frizzell, C. (1998). The correspondence of patient satisfaction and nurse burnout. Social Science & Medicine, 47, 1611-1617.

Leiter, M.P., & Harvie, P. (1998). Conditions for staff acceptance of organizational change: Burnout as a mediating construct. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 11, 1-25.

Maslach, C. & Leiter, M. P. (1997). The truth about burnout. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Leiter, M.P., & Harvie, P. (1997) The correspondence of supervisor and subordinate perspectives on major organizational change. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 2, 1-10.

Leiter, M.P., & Robichaud, L. (1997). Relationships of occupational hazards with burnout: An assessment of measures and models. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 2, 1-11.

 

Other information

In 2005 Michael Leiter was appointed a Tier I Canada Research Chair position in Occupational Health and Well-Being.

 

RECENTLY SUPERVISED STUDENTS

Honours Students

Winder, R. (2013) - Volunteer Motivations as Functions of Volunteer Engagement

Hackett, S. (2013) - The Mediating Effects of Coworker Trust on Incivility, Psychological Safety, and Satisfaction Among Nursing Professionals

Whitney, R. (2012) - Fire Service Culture:  The Influence of Interpersonal Behavior on Cohesion and Retention

Patterson, A. (2011) - Supervisor Incivility and Coworker Incivility as Predictors of Instigated Incivility in a Sample of Nursing Professionals

Kathryn McAdam (2010) - Perceived Risk and Constructs of Frequency, Severity, Control and Training in Nurses from Eastern Canada

Matthew Belliveau (2009) - A Cross-Faculty Comparison of Undergraduate Computer Use

Tammy Oulton (2009) - Generational Differences in Workplace Incivility, Areas of Worklife, and Burnout Measures among Nursing Professionals

Marielle d'Entremont (2008) - he Differences Among Nursing Positions: A Study Examining Report Familiarity, Knowledge Transfer and Values

Shannon Black (2007) - Entrepreneurial Characteristics and Skills by Year of Study at University

Nicole Jackson (2007) - Generational Differences for Ratings of Control and Value Congruence and Knowledge Transfer

Suzanne Kiani (2007) - Entrepreneurial Intentions and Characteristics of University Students

Graduate Students

Hanrahan, M. (2012) - Values, community, work setting, and burnout in professionals providing treatment to sexual offender populations

Nicholson, R. (2011) - Predicting Cynicism as a Function of Trust and Civility: A Longitudinal Analysis

Turner, K. (2010) - Workplace Incivility and Organizational Outcomes: Is the Quality of Social Relationships at Work Important for Employee Attitudes, Behaviours, and Mental Health?