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Research interests

My research focuses on two key employee attitudes: engagement and commitment. I am interested in exploring what motivates employees to become engaged in their work and committed to their organisation. I am also interested in how satisfaction of employees with the HR practices of their organisations shape their engagement and commitment. I have been actively involved in the Organisational Behavior (OB) Strategic Interest Group (SIG) of European Academy of Management (EURAM) conference since 2013 as general track chair and programme chair. I am the OB SIG chair and programme chair for 2017-2018 EURAM conference.

Willing to supervise doctoral students

I welcome PhD applications from prospective students interested in conducting quantitative research in areas of work engagement, organisational commitment and satisfaction with HRM practices.

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Is Employee Engagement Observable?

Rapti, A., Yalabik, Z. & Rayton, B.

10/01/16 → …

Project: Research-related funding

Social Network Analysis in Healthcare

Yalabik, B., Yalabik, Z. & Frangeskou, M.

1/04/15 → …

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output

Fostering Work Engagement in Geographically-Dispersed and Asynchronous Virtual Teams

Panteli, N., Yalabik, Z. Y. & Rapti, A., 4 Feb 2019, In : Information Technology & People. 32, 1, p. 2-17 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
70 Downloads (Pure)

Conflict in commitment: What do professionals experience?

Swart, J., Van Rossenberg, Y., Yalabik, Z. Y. & Kinnie, N., 9 Jul 2018, Academy of Management Proceedings. Atinc, G. (ed.). 4 ed. Academy of Management, Vol. 57. p. 901-914 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

10 Citations (Scopus)

The future of workplace commitment: key questions and directions

van Rossenberg, Y. G. T., Klein, H. J., Asplund, K., Bentein, K., Breitsohl, H., Cohen, A., Cross, D., de Aguiar Rodrigues, A. C., Duflot, V., Kilroy, S., Ali, N., Rapti, A., Ruhle, S., Solinger, O., Swart, J. & Yalabik, Z. Y., 4 Mar 2018, In : European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. 27, 2, p. 153-167 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
  • 10 Citations (Scopus)
  • 20 Citations (Scopus)
    193 Downloads (Pure)


    Employee Psychological Ownership and Work Engagement: An Extension of the JD-R Model

    Author: Rapti, A., 29 Jun 2016

    Supervisor: Rayton, B. (Supervisor) & Yalabik, Z. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    Exploring Critical Factors in the University of the West of Scotland Merger Process

    Author: Thomson, G., 30 Sep 2012

    Supervisor: Huisman, J. (Supervisor) & Yalabik, Z. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Business (DBA)

    The Effect of Human Resource Practices on the Psychological Contract of Academics.

    Author: Yesufu, L., 23 Nov 2016

    Supervisor: Yalabik, Z. (Supervisor) & Van Rossenberg, Y. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Business (DBA)


    The importance of leader-member exchange quality in work engagement: An explorative interview study of employee experiences in UK organisations

    Author: Langenhan, M., 21 Nov 2017

    Supervisor: Rayton, B. (Supervisor) & Yalabik, Z. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    The leadership experience: a qualitative study exploring the perceptions of middle managers in an acute healthcare setting

    Author: Aquilina, V., 1 Mar 2017

    Supervisor: Yalabik, Z. (Supervisor) & Cassar, M. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Health (DHealth)