Ian Gellatly, PhD
Pronouns: he, him
Ian Gellatly is a professor of organizational behavior within the Alberta School of Business. Ian received his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Western University.
Ian’s research has touched on many topics, such as leadership, organizational commitment, employee motivation, knowledge sharing/hiding, safety climate, and employee withdrawal (attendance and turnover). His research examines the interplay between person and situational factors in a variety of different contexts, such as virtual work, health-care organizations and professions, non-profit agencies (e.g., employment of persons with disabilities), primary industries (e.g., oil and gas; construction), and ride-sharing (e.g., Uber). Ian's published work appears in world-class outlets, such as Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Human Resource Management. Over the years, financial support for Ian’s research has been provided by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). All of Ian’s research complies with the American Psychological Association's ethical principles and code of conduct (APA 2010), and with the University of Alberta's policies concerning research ethics.
At this time, Ian serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology. Ian is also an ad hoc reviewer for many other journals.
Over the years, financial support for Ian’s research has been provided by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). All of Ian’s research complies with the American Psychological Association's ethical principles and code of conduct (APA 2010), and with the University of Alberta's policies concerning research ethics.
A sample of recent peer-reviewed publications include:
Jing, E.L., Gellatly, I.R, Feeney, J.R., & Inness, M. (2023). Social undermining and three forms of organizational commitment: The moderating mole of employees’ attachment style. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 22(1), 31-42. https://doi.org/10.1027/1866-5888/a000307
Jing, E.L., Inness, M., & Gellatly, I.R. (2023). The effect of alcohol consumption on workplace aggression: What’s love (and job insecurity) got to do with it? Journal of Managerial Psychology, 38(1), 60-72. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMP-09-2021-0513
Hancock, A., Gellatly, I.R., Walsh, M.M., Arnold, K.A., & Connelly, C.E. (2023). Good, bad, and ugly leadership patterns: Implications for work-related and context-free outcomes. Journal of Management, 49(2), 640-676. https://doi.org/10.1177/01492063211050391
Ho, J.A., Bonaccio, S., Connelly, C.E., & Gellatly, I.R. (2022). Representative-negotiated i-deals for people with disabilities. Human Resource Management. 61(6), 681–698. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.22118
Bormann, K.C., & Gellatly, I.R. (2022). It’s only abusive if I care: The moderation of organizational concern on abusive supervision, stress and work behaviors. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 21(3), 125–136. https://doi.org/10.1027/1866-5888/a000295
Lefsrud, L., McLarnon, M.J.W., & Gellatly, I.R. (2021). A pattern-oriented approach to safety climate: An empirical example. Safety Science, 142. DOI for the online article is: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2021.105385
Feeney, J.R., Gellatly, I.R., Goffin, R.D., & Inness, M (2020). Organizational attachment: Conceptualization, measurement, and incremental prediction of work attitudes and outcomes. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 19(3), 113–124. https://doi.org/10.1027/1866-5888/a000252
Bonnacio, S., Connelly, C.E., Gellatly, I.R., Jetha, A., & Martin-Ginis, K.A. (2020). The participation of people with disabilities in the workplace across the employment cycle: Employer concerns and research evidence. Journal of Business and Psychology, 35(2), 135-158. http://dx.doi.org.login.ezproxy.library.ualberta.ca/10.1007/s10869-018-9602-5
Bonaccio, S., Connelly, C.E., Fisher, S.L., Gellatly, I.R., Gignac, M., & Jetha, A. (2018). Beyond managing research partnerships: Partnered research as an integrated methodological approach. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. 11(4), 613-619. http://dx.doi.org.login.ezproxy.library.ualberta.ca/10.1017/iop.2018.123
Aluwihare, D., Gellatly, I.R , Cummings, G.G., & Ogilvie, L. (2018). A contextual work-life experiences model to understand nurse commitment and turnover. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74(9), 2053-2063. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13718
Hancock, A.J., Gellatly, I.R., Walsh, M.M., Arnold, K.A., & Connelly, C.E. (2018). How do followers see their leaders and does it matter?: Insights from a person-centered analytic strategy. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Vol. 2018, Issue 1. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2018.235 .
Arnold, K.A., Connelly, C.E., Gellatly, I.R., Withey, M.J., & Walsh, M.M. (2017). Using a pattern-oriented approach to study leaders: Implications for burnout and perceived role demand. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 38(7), 1038-1056. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2182
Connelly, C.E., Gellatly, I.R., & Arazy, O. (2023). Knowledge sharing AND hiding: Insights from latent profile analysis. Paper presented at the 21st annual meeting of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Katowice, Poland, May 24-27.
Hancock, A.J., Venz, L., A.J., Arnold, K.A., Walsh, M.M., Connelly, C.E., & Gellatly, I.R. (2023). Improv(ing) mindful communication: Results of a pilot intervention study. Paper presented at the 21st annual meeting of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Katowice, Poland, May 24-27.
Connelly, C. E., Bonaccio, S., Gellatly, I.R., Walker, S., & Ho, J.A., (2023). Cold but competent? The effect of stereotype-inconsistent behavior on the feedback provided to employees with disabilities Paper presented at the 83rd annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA, August.
Ian teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level seminars. At the undergraduate level, Ian has taught courses in organizational behavior and human resource management. Within the MBA program, Ian has taught human resource management. Ian is active in the PhD program has taught the doctoral seminar in organizational behavior.
- SEM 301 Behavior in Organizations
- SEM 322 Theory of Organizational Behavior
- SEM 311 Managing the Work Force in Canada
- SEM 415 Staffing
- SEM 416 Strategic Compensation
- SEM 500 Managing People
- SEM 702 Seminar in Human Behavior in Organization