DCUBS

Dr Janine Bosak

Dr Janine Bosak
Name:Dr Janine Bosak
Phone Number6967
Department:Business School
Room:Q312
E-Mail Address:
Work Area:HR Management

Biographical Details:


Janine Bosak is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology at Dublin City University Business School. She completed her PhD with summa cum laude (high distinction) at the Department for Psychology, University of Bern (Switzerland). During her doctorate, Janine worked at the Northwestern University (USA) and at the University of Cambridge (UK) as a visiting research scholar and Marie Curie Fellow. Prior to joining DCU, she was a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Universities of Bern and Fribourg in Switzerland. Janine is a member of the Learning, Innovation and Knowledge (LInK) Research Centre and her research interests are at the interface of organisational and social psychology. Janine has published in journals such as Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, British Journal of Management, British Journal of Social Psychology, and the European Journal of Social Psychology. Her research programme has attracted several fellowships and grants from funding bodies such as the European Science Foundation (ESF), Swiss National Foundation (SNF), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the Society of Personality & Social Psychology (SPSP). Janine received an award of excellence from the University of Bern for her PhD thesis entitled "The Impact of Shifting Standards on Inferences from Roles to Traits: An Empirical Re-Examination of the Social Role Theory". Other awards for her research include the National Young Scientist Research Award, Emerald/IACMR Award, and the DCU Early Career Start Award. Janine is a member of the Academy of Management, the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology, the Swiss Association of Psychology, and the European Association of Social Psychology. She is also a trained coach who advances the systemic and solution-focused approach to coaching.


Research Interests:


Organisational Behaviour Stereotypes & Prejudice in the Workplace Gender & Leadership Diversity Health in Organisations Organizational Climate


Selected Peer Reviewed Journals


  • Bosak, J. Coetsee, J.& Cullinane, S-J. 2013. Safety Climate Dimensions as Predictors for Risk Behavior. Accident Analysis & Prevention. 55,, pp256-264.
  • Cullinane, S.J., Bosak, J., Flood, P. & Demerouti, E. 2013. Predicting Employee Well-Being under Lean Manufacturing through Job Resources and Demands. Organizational Psychology Review. 3,, pp41-61.
  • Durante, F., Fiske, S. T., Kervyn, N., Cuddy, A. J. C., ...Bosak, J.,. 2013. Nations' Income Inequality Predicts Ambivalence in Stereotype Content: How Societies Mind the Gap. British Journal of Social Psychology. 52,, pp726-746.
  • Fu, N., Flood, P., Bosak, J., Morris, T. Regan, P. 2013. Exploring the Performance Effect of HPWS on Professional Service Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. 18, 3, pp292-307.
  • Steinmetz, J., Bosak, J., Sczesny, S. & Eagly, A.H.. 2013. Social Role Effects on Gender Stereotyping in Germany and Japan. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. Forthcoming.
  • Bosak, J., Sczesny, S., & Eagly, A. H. 2012. The Impact of Social Roles on Trait Judgements: A Critical Re-examination. Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin, 38,, pp429-440.
  • Infanger, M., Bosak, J., & Sczesny, S. 2012. Communality sells: The impact of perceivers' sexism on the evaluation of women's portrayals in advertisements. European Journal Of Social Psychology, 42,, pp219-226.
  • Bosak, J. & Sczesny, S. 2011. Exploring the Dynamics of Incongruent Beliefs about Women and Leaders. British Journal Of Management, 22, 2, pp254-269.
  • Bosak, J., & Sczesny, S. 2011. Gender Bias in Leader Selection? Evidence from a Hiring Simulation Study. Sex Roles, 65, 3-4, pp234-242.
  • Bosak, J. & Diekman, A. B. 2010. Editorial: Malleability of Intergroup Stereotypes and Attitudes. Social Psychology, 41, 3, pp111-112.
  • Bosak, J. & Sczesny, S. 2008. Am I the Right Candidate? Self-Ascribed Fit of Women and Men to a Leadership Position. Sex Roles, 58, pp682-688.
  • Bosak, J., Sczesny, S., & Eagly, A. H. 2008. Communion and Agency Judgments of Women and Men as a Function of Role Information and Response Format. European Journal Of Social Psychology, 38, 7, pp1148-1155.
  • Bosak, J. & Sczesny, S. 2007. Die Bedeutung von Informationen zur sozialen Rolle für die Reduktion gschlechtsstereotypen Urteilens: Ein methodisches Artefakt? (The Impact of Social Role Information on Reducing Gender-Stereotypical Judgments: A Methodological Artifact?). Zeitschrift FÜr Sozialpsychologie, 38, 4, pp277-284.
  • Braun, F., Oelkers, S., Rogalski, K., Bosak, J., & Sczesny, S. 2007. Aus Gründen der Verständlichkeit..."Der Einfluss generisch maskuliner und alternativer Personenbezeichunugen auf die kognitive Verarbeitung von Texten" (For Reasons of Intelligibility..."How Masculine Generics and Alternative Forms affect the Cognitive Processing of Text"). Psychologische Rundschau, 58, 3, pp183-189.
  • Sczesny, S. & Bosak, J. 2007. Selbst- und Fremdwahrehmung von Führungseigenschaften (Perceptions of Leadership Traits by Oneself and by Others). Wirtschaftspsychologie, 3, pp41-49.
  • Bosak, J. 2005. The Psychology of Gender. The Psychologist, 18, 4, pp233-.
  • Sczesny, S., Bosak, J., Neff, D., & Schyns, B. 2004. Gender Stereotypes and Leadership. Sex Roles, 51, pp631-645.

Selected Books


  • Bosak, J. Shifting Standards Model and Social Role Theory: Testing the Validity of Different Theoretical Explanations of Stereotyping Effects. , Shaker Publishing House., 2013.

Selected Chapters


  • Bosak, J. 2013. Assertiveness. In Blackwell Encyclopedia of Organizational Behavior (3rd Ed.), edited by Patrick C. Flood and Yseult Freeney, London: Blackwell Publishers. Forthcoming.
  • Bosak, J.. 2013. Women Leaders. In Blackwell Encyclopedia of Organizational Behavior (3rd Ed.), edited by Patrick C. Flood and Yseult Freeney, London: Blackwell Publishers. Forthcoming.
  • Bosak, J., & Eagly, A. H. 2013. Gender. In Blackwell Encyclopedia of Organizational Behavior (3rd Ed.), edited by Patrick C. Flood and Yseult Freeney, London: Blackwell Publishers. Forthcoming.
  • Bosak, J., & Kinahan, M. 2013. Women at Work. In Blackwell Encyclopedia of Organizational Behavior (3rd Ed.), edited by Patrick C. Flood and Yseult Freeney, London: Blackwell Publishers. Forthcoming.
  • Bosak, J., & Diekman, A.. 2010. Malleability of Intergroup Stereotypes and Attitudes (Special Issue). Social Psychology, 41 (3).
  • Sczesny, S., Bosak, J., Diekman, A., & Twenge, J. 2007. Dynamics of Sex-Role Stereotypes. Kashima, Y, Fiedler, K, Freytag, P (eds) Stereotype Dynamics: Language-Based Approaches to the Formation, Maintenance, and Transformation of Stereotypes, pp137-163.

Selected Non-peer Reviewed Journals


  • Bosak, J. 2006. Riskantes und schnelles Autofahren: Erklärungsansätze für Geschlechtsunterschiede [Risky Driving: Different Approaches to Explaining Gender Differences]. SuchtMagazin, 6, pp3-8.

Conferences:


  • Kaufmann, M, Weiss, T, Wey, N, Bosak, J, Sczesny, S, Anger Reactions of Women and Men to Gender-Role Relevant Provocations, XIII workshop Agression, - , November 2008, Potsdam, Germany
  • Cullinane, S. J., Bosak, J., Flood, P. & Demerouti, E. , Lean Job Design and Performance: The Mediating Role of Well-Being. , European Association of Occupational Health Psychology Conference., - , April 2012, Zürich/Switzerland
  • Sczesny, S. & Bosak, J., Gender im Sozialen Wandel (Gender and Social Change), Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Association for Gender Studies, - , May 2008, Bern/Switzerland
  • Bosak, J., Sczesny, S., & Diekman, A., Think-Manager-Think-Male? Perceptions of Managers, Men and Women in the Past, Present and Future, XXIX International Congress of Psychology (ICP), - , July 2008, Berlin/Germany
  • Bosak, J., Sczesny, S., & Diekman, A., Wahrgenommene Agency und Communion von Frauen, Männern und Führungskräften in der Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft (Perceived Agency and Communion of Women, Men, and Leaders), Meeting of the Social Psychology Section of the German Psychological Association (FGSP), - , September 2007, Freiburg/Germany
  • Szillis, U., Stahlberg, D., & Bosak, J., Face-ism: Unterschiede zwischen Gruppen mit unterschiedlichem Status und die soziale Rolle als Moderator (Faceism: Differences among Groups with differential Status and the Moderating Role of Social Roles), Meeting of the Social Psychology Section of the German Psychological Association (FGSP), - , September 2007, Freiburg/Germany
  • Bosak, J., Sczesny, S., & Renggli, B., Communiion and Agency Judgements as a Function of Social Roles and Within-Group Standards, European Association of Experimental Social Psychology (EAESP), - , June 2007, Namur/Belgium
  • Bosak, J., & Sczesny, S., The Role of Applicants' Agency regarding their Self-Perceived Fit to Leadership Positions, 13th European Congress of Work and Organisational Psychology (EAWOP), - , May 2007, Stockholm/Sweden
  • Bosak, J., Sczesny, S., & Renggli, B., A Cross-Cultural Comparison on the Impact of Social Roles in Trait Judgements, 10th Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology (SGP), - , September 2007, Zurich/Switzerland
  • Sczesny, S. & Bosak, J., Changes in Gender Stereotyping of Leadership, 13th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology ((EAWOP), - , May 2007, Stockholm/Sweden
  • Szillis, U. & Bosak, J., The Occuptaional Role as a Moderator of the Face-ism Effect, 13th European Congress of Work and Organizational psychology (EAWOP), - , May 2007, Stockholm/Sweden
  • Bosak, J. & Sczesny, S., Selbstwahrgenommene Passung von Frauen und Mannern auf Fuhrungspositionen (Self-Ascribed Fit of Women and Men to Leadership Positions), Conference of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), - , September 2006, Nürnberg/Germany
  • Bosak, J., Sczesny, S., & Diekman, A. B., A Traditional View of Leadership? Cross-Cultural Research on the Think-Manager Think-Male Stereotype, Gender and Career Advancement: Social Psychological Approaches, - , May 2006, Otterlo/The Netherlands
  • Kirchner, A., Bosak, J., Eagly, A. H., & Sczesny, S., Are Gender Stereotypes Maintained beyond the Influence of Social Role Information?, Meeting of Experimentally Working Psychologists, - , March 2006, Mainz/Germany
  • Bosak, J., Eagly, A. H., Sczesny, S., & Kirchner, A., The Effect of Shifting Standards on Evaluations of Male and Femal Role Occupants, Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), - , January 2006, Pam Springs/USA
  • Bosak, J., Eagly, A. H., & Sczesny, S., Personenbeurteilung als Folge unterschiedlicher sozialer Rollen (Trait Judgements as a Function of Different Social Roles), Meeting of the Social Psychology Section of the German Psychological Association (FGSP), - , September 2005, Jena/Germany
  • Bosak, J., Eagly, A. H., & Sczesny, S., Trait Judgements as a Function of Social Roles and Within-Group Standards, European Social Cognition Network Transfer of Knowledge Conference 2005 (ESCON), - , September 2005, Vitznau/Schwitzerland
  • Bosak, J., Eagly, A. H., & Sczesny, S., The Impact of Shifting Standards on Inferences from Roles to Traits, 14th General Meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Pscyhology (EAESP), - , July 2005, Würzburg/Germany
  • Sczesny, S., Bosak, J., & Woeber, M., The Masculine Smell of Success - Automatic Processing of Gender-Stereotypic Olfactorial Information, 14th General Meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Pscyhology (EAESP), - , July 2005, Würzburg/Germany
  • Bosak, J., Social Role Theory and the Shifting Standards Model: Two Theories to explaining Stereotyping in Judgement Processes, 6th Inter-University Graduate Conference, - , May 2005, Cambridge/UK
  • Bosak, J., Eagly, A. H., & Sczesny, S., Geschlechtsstereotypes Urteilen - Folge sozialer Rollen und geschlechtsspezifischer Standards? (Gender-Stereotypical Judgements - A Result of Social Roles or Gender-Specific Standard?), Meeting of Experimentally Working Psychologists (TeaP), - , April 2005, Regensburg/Germany
  • Bosak, J. & Sczesny, S., The Impact of Applicant's Sex and Gender Specific Cues in Recruitment Advertisements on Applicants' Perceptions of Job-Fit, Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), - , May 2004, Chicago/USA
  • Kaufmann, M., Weiss, T., Wey, N., Bosak, J., & Sczesny, S., Anger reactions following gender-specific provocations, 12th Meeting of the Social Psychology Section of the German Psychological Association (FGSP), - , September 2009, Luxembourg
  • Bosak, J., Sczesny, S., & Diekman, A., Dynamics of Managerial Gender-Stereotyping., 12th Meeting of the Social Psychology Section of the German Psychological Association (FGSP), - , September 2009, Luxembourg
  • Cherney, I. D., Bosak, J., & Sczesny, S., ¿Underrepresentation¿ or misrepresentation? Beliefs that put females at risk, 11th Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology (SGP), - , August 2009, Neuchâtel/Switzerland.
  • Bosak, J., Frank, N., & Sczesny, S., & Eagly, A. H., Gender Stereotypes, Occupational Roles, and Judgments of Men and Women: A Test of the Social Role Theory, 11th Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology, - , August 2009, Neuchâtel/Switzerland.
  • Moser, C., Bosak, J., Eagly, A. H., & Sczesny, S., Occupational Roles, Gender, and Cognitive Capacity: A Test of the Social Role Theory., 11th Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology, - , August 2009, Neuchâtel/Switzerland.
  • Kaufmann, M., Weiss, T., Sczesny, S., & Bosak, J., Offending Women and Men: Anger Reactions on Gender-Role Relevant Provocations., 11th Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology, - , August 2009, Neuchâtel/Switzerland.
  • Infanger, M., Sczesny, S., & Bosak, J., Stereotypical Reactions toward Traditional and Nontraditional Female Subtypes in Print Advertising., 11th Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology, - , August 2009, Neuchâtel/Switzerland.
  • Dengg, A., Hodel, L., Humbel, S., Zell, S., Sczesny, S., & Bosak, J., Does Activating the Agency Concept Eliminate Gender Differences in Preferences For a Leadership Role, 11th Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology, - , August 2009, Neuchâtel/Switzerland.
  • Cherney, I. D., Bosak, J., Pierre, S. J., Sualy, K., Sczesny, S., Kaufmann, M., & Theiler, R, Where is the 21st Century Marie Curie? A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Adolescents' Mathematics and Science Career Choices., Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), - , April, 2009, Denver/USA.
  • Bosak, J., Dawson, J., & Flood, P., Employee Involvement Climate and Climate Strength: A study of employee attitudes and organizational effectiveness in UK hospitals., Improving people performance in health care conference., - , October 2009, Erasmus University. Rotterdam/The Netherlands.
  • Bosak, J. & Sczesny, S., Organization of a Poster Symposium on Gender Stereotyping., 11th Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology (SGP), Neuchâtel/Switzerland, - , August 2009, Neuchatel/Switzerland
  • Cherney, I. D., Bosak, J., Pierre, S. J., Sualy, K., Sczesny, S., Kaufmann, M., & Theiler, R., Where is the 21st Century Marie Curie? A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Adolescents' Mathematics and Science Career Choices., Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), - , April 2009, Denver/USA
  • Kaufmann, M., Weiss, T., Wey, N., Bosak, J., & Sczesny, S., Ärger in Reaktion auf geschlechtsrollenrelevante Provokationen (Anger Reactions to Gender-Role-Specific Provocations), Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie (FGSP), - , September 2009, Luxemburg
  • Steinmetz, J., Bosak, J., Sczesny, S. & Eagly, A., The Impact of Social Roles on Gender Stereotyping: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Germany and Japan., Annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), USA., - , January 2010, USA
  • Kinahan, M., Bosak, J., Flood, P. & Eagly, A., Motivation to Lead: Does Gender Matter?, 1st Conference on Motivation, Self-Regulation and Gender., - , June 2010, Gdansk/Poland
  • Fu, N., Bosak, J., & Morris, T., Exploring the Performance Impact of High Performance Work Systems in Professional Service Firms: A Practices-Resources-Uses Approach., Academy of Management Conference (AOM)., - , August 2010, Montreal/Canada.
  • Cullinane, S., Bosak, J., Flood, P. & Demerouti, E., The Mediating Role of Work Engagement on the Relationship between Lean-Manufacturing and Unit-Level Performance., 4th International Seminar of Positive Psychology., - , May 2010, Lisbon/Portugal
  • Fu, N., Flood, P.C., Bosak, J., Morris, T. & O¿Regan, P., High Performance Work Systems and Innovation in PSFs: Evidence from the Irish Accounting Industry. , Novak Druce Annual PSF Conference, - , July 2011, Oxford/UK
  • Bosak, J., & Coetzee, J., Safety Climate Dimensions as Predictors for Risk- Taking Behavior: Three-Way Interaction between Perceived Management Commitment to Safety, Priority of Safety and Pressure for Production., European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), - , May 2011, Maastricht/The Netherlands
  • Fu, N., Flood, P.C., Bosak, J., Morris, T. & O¿Regan, P., How HPWS Works in Professional Service Firms: Examining the Practices- Resources-Uses-Performance Linkages. , Academy of Management Conference (AOM) , - , August 2011, Texas/USA.
  • Bosak, J., Dawson, J., & Flood, P., Employee Involvement Climate and Climate Strength: The Impact on Attitudes and Hospital Performance., Academy of Management Conference (AOM)., - , August 2010, Montreal/Canada.
  • Bosak, J., Kirchner, A., Sczesny, S., & Meier, L., Chronic Work Conditions as Antecedents of Employees? Anticipated Stress to a Hypothetical Scenario of Organizational Change., 9th European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology. (EAOHP)., - , May 2010, Rom/Italy
  • Cullinane, S., Kirchner, A., Sczesny, S., Meier, L., & Bosak, J., The Quality of Prior Experiences, Current Job Conditions and Anticipated Stress in A Reorganization Scenario: The Central Role of Cognitive Appraisal., 9th. European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology., - , May 2010, Rom/Italy
  • Bosak, J., Flood, P. & Nagarajan, R., Psychological Contract Fulfillment and Work Related Outcomes: A Moderated Mediation Model of Obligation to Contribute and Competitiveness, Psychological Contract Meeting., - , December 2010, Tilburg/The Netherlands
  • Infanger, M. Bosak, J., & Sczesny, S., Communality Sells: The Impact of Benevolent Sexism on Advertising Effectiveness of Communal Advertising Characters., 47. Meeting of the German Association for Psychology (DGPs), - , September 2010, Bremen/Germany
  • Cullinane, S. J., Coetzee, J., & Bosak, J., , Safety Climate Dimensions as Predictors for Risk-Taking Behavior. , Academy of Management Conference., - , August 2012, Boston/USA.
  • Fu, N., Flood, P.C., Bosak, J., Rousseau, D., Morris, T., & O¿Regan, P. , Exploring Relational Routines, Knowledge Management and Organizational Performance in Professional Service Firms: A Moderated Mediation Model. , Novak Druce Annual Conference., - , July 2012, Lüneburg/Germany.
  • Cullinane, S. J., Bosak, J., Flood, P. & Demerouti, E. , The Well-Being Implications of Job Design Under Lean Manufacturing: A Theoretical Model. , Academy of Management Conference., - , August 2012, Boston/USA.
  • Kinahan, M., & Bosak, J. , Women and Leadership., New Perspectives on Leadership Conference., - , September 2011. Dublin City University/Ireland.
  • Bosak, J. & Sczesny, S., Organisation of Symposium on Agency and Communion, Meeting of the Social Psychology Section of the German Psychological Assoication (FGSP), - , September 2007, Freiburg/Germany