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- Doctor of Philosophy, Massey University, Albany 2005
- Master of Philosophy (Hons.) (Psychology), Auckland University, 1994
- Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology, Auckland University, 1998
- Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Auckland University, Auckland, 1992
Dr Rachel Morrison currently teaches and researches in Organisational Psychology / Organisational Behaviour within the Business School at AUT. Her degrees are in Psychology and Organisational Psychology and she has previously taught within psychology departments at Auckland University, Massey University and AUT University.
Rachel’s research interests include gender and equity issues in the workplace, relationships in the workplace and friendship formation.
Dr Rachel Morrison currently teaches Organisational Psychology / Organisational Behaviour within the Business School at AUT.
Post Graduate Doctoral Supervision
- Mumpreneurs: Work life balance issues for mothers who are entrepreneurs
- Interpersonal relationships in the workplace
- Relationship formation
- Psychometric testing
- Research methods
- Structural equation modelling (SEM)
Current Research Projects:
Friendships in organisations
Negative relationships in organisations
Gender differences in organisational relationships
Mumpreneurs (mothers who are entrepreneurs)
Social networking and virtual teams
Morrison R.L. and Wright, S. (2009) Friends and Enemies in Organisations: A Work Psychology Perspective. London: Palgrave McMillian.
Morrison, R.L .(2009) Organisational outcomes of friendships. In R.L. Morrison & S. Wright (Eds.), Friends and Enemies in Organisations: A Work Psychology Perspective. London: Palgrave McMillian.
Morrison, R.L., Harris, C. and Ho, M. (2009). "Mumpreneurship: Not “just a Mum”: Mothers in the transition and adjustment process from employee to entrepreneur", European Association for Work and Organisational Psychology (EAWOP). Santiago deCompostela.
Morrison, R.L., Geertshuis, S. and Cooper-Thomas, H. (2009). "Managing upwards: The influencing tactics used by subordinates", European Association for Work and Organisational Psychology (EAWOP). Santiago de Compostela.
Morrison, R.L. (2009). "Are women tending and befriending in the workplace? Gender differences in the relationship between workplace friendships and organisational outcomes", Sex Roles, 60(1): 1-13.
Morrison, R.L. (2008). "Negative relationships in the workplace: Associations with Organizational Commitment, Cohesion, Job Satisfaction and Intention to Turnover", Journal of Management and Organization, 14(4): 330–344.
Morrison, R.L. (2008). "The double edged sword: Organisational outcomes of workplace friendship", Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM). Auckland, New Zealand.
Morrison, R.L. and Nolan, T. (2007). "Too much of a good thing? Difficulties with workplace friendships", University of Auckland Business Review, 9(2): 33-42.
Morrison, R.L. and Nolan, T. (2007). "Negative Relationships in the Workplace - a Qualitative Study", Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 4(3).
Morrison, R.L. (2005). "Friendships at work, job type and needs: The impact on organisational outcomes", Australian Journal of Psychology, 57: 287-288.