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Patrick Raymund James Garcia is Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior in the Department of Management at Macquarie University. He earned his PhD in Business (2012) from the Australian National University and his undergraduate degree in Psychology (Cum Laude) from De La Salle University – Manila. Prior to joining Macquarie, Patrick worked at the Australian Catholic University and was an Assistant Professor in the Grossman School of Business, University of Vermont. Patrick has taught courses in organizational behavior, organizational change, and leadership.

All of Patrick's work has been published in ABDC ranked A* and A journals. These include leading psychology and management journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Human Resource Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and the Journal of Vocational Behavior to name a few. Patrick’s research has also been recognized locally and internationally. In 2011, his paper on the role of justice perceptions and self-control in predicting cyberloafing behavior was awarded the Best Paper Prize in the Australian Industrial and Organisational Psychology conference. During the same year, his paper on the influence of intimate partner aggression on women’s career progression received the Best Paper Prize in the Academy of Management conference. In 2016, the significance of Patrick’s scholarly work has been recognized as he received the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence at the Grossman School of Business, University of Vermont.

Patrick’s research is divided into two distinct but inter-related research streams. The first stream focuses on the antecedents and consequences of workplace aggression and deviance. For instance, his work examined how supervisor-level factors such as history of family aggression and family undermining predicts abusive supervision at work. Similarly, his research on workplace deviance included studies that focused on how dispositional traits and family experiences influence the occurrence of deviant employee behaviors. The overall aim of this research stream is to help organizations minimize and control destructive leadership and counterproductive work behaviors.

His second research stream focuses on the antecedents and outcomes of career self-efficacy among adolescents and older workers. His work examined how parental support fosters self-efficacy beliefs among adolescents and how this influences career persistence and promotability. This research stream also includes studies on how older workers use psychosocial resources to cope with the changing nature of work with the aim of developing policies that help manage and retain older workers in organizations.

Education/Academic qualification

Business, PhD, History of family aggression and abusive supervision, Australian National University

Award Date: 1 Dec 2012


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