Peter O’Connor is an Associate Professor in the School of Management at the QUT Business School. He is an active researcher in the area of organisational behavior, and has published articles on employee personality, learning, creativity and emotional intelligence. In his current research, Peter is seeking to determine which personality, emotional, and contextual factors predict important outcomes (e.g. workplace outcomes, help-seeking behavior, social media use), and which variables might intervene in these relationships. Following, are some highlights of research Peter has published in the last 12 months:
• Emotional components of Masculinity and Femininity protect individuals from stress at work
• Having stereotypically feminine coping strategies reduces stress at work, but only in women.
• The efficacy of creativity training depends on trainees’ personalities.
• Introverted trainees benefit from relaxation-focused creativity training programs more than extraverts.