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Dr. Joan Finegan

Associate Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Science

Office: SSC 8413 
Tel: 519-661-2111 ext. 84932



Coming soon.


B.Sc. - University of Toronto, 1978  
M.A. - University of Western Ontario, 1980 
Ph.D. - University of Western Ontario, 1986


I am primarily interested in applying social psychological theory to organizational behavior. My current research is examining how a person's values influence the ethical decisions that are made in business, and how we react to organizational injustice. In addition, I am interested in studying empowerment in the workplace.​


Laschinger, H. K. L., Finegan, J. E., Shamian, J., & Wilk, P. (2004). A longitudinal analysis of the impact of workplace empowerment on staff nurses' job satisfaction. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 25(4), 527-545.


Finegan, J. E. (2000). The impact of person and organisational values on commitment. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.


Finegan, J. E. & Theriault, C. (1997). The relationship between personal values and the perception of the corporation's code of ethics. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 27, (8), 708-724.


Finegan, J. E. (1994). The impact of personal values on judgments of ethical behaviour in the workplace. Journal of Business Ethics , 13 , 747-755.

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