S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award

This award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation research in the field of industrial and organizational psychology.

Sponsor: Division 14

Description

The winning dissertation research should demonstrate the use of research methods that are both rigorous and creative. The winner of the award will receive a plaque, a cash prize of $1,000, and the opportunity to present their dissertation research in a poster session at the next meeting of SIOP.

Eligibility

Entries may be submitted only by individuals who are endorsed (sponsored) by a member of SIOP, the American Psychological Society, or the American Psychological Association.

The paper must be based on a dissertation that was accepted by the graduate college two years or less.

Papers should be prepared in accord with the guidelines provided in the fifth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Note, however, that the abstract may contain up to 300 words.

How to Apply

Criteria for Evaluation and Submissions

Dissertation summaries will be evaluated in terms of the following criteria:

  1. The degree to which the research addresses a phenomenon that is of significance to the field of I-O psychology.

  2. The extent to which the research shows appropriate consideration of relevant theoretical and empirical literature. This should be reflected in both the formulation of hypotheses tested and the selection of methods used in their testing.

  3. The degree to which the research has produced findings that have high levels of validity (i.e., internal, external, construct, and statistical conclusion). The setting of the proposed research is of lesser importance than its ability to yield highly valid conclusions about a real-world phenomenon of relevance to the field of I-O psychology. Thus, the methods of the research (including subjects, procedures, measures, manipulations, and data analytic strategies) should be specified in sufficient detail to allow for an assessment of the capacity of the proposed research to yield valid inferences.

  4. The extent to which the author (a) offers reasonable interpretations of the results of his or her research, (b) draws appropriate inferences about the theoretical and applied implications of the same results, and (c) suggests promising directions for future research.

  5. The degree to which the research yields information that is both practically and theoretically relevant and important.

  6. The extent to which ideas in the proposal are logically, succinctly, and clearly presented.

Guidelines for Submission of Proposal

  1. Entries may be submitted only by individuals who are endorsed (sponsored) by a member of SIOP, the Association for Psychological Science, or the American Psychological Association.

  2. Each entrant should submit a copy of their paper (not to exceed 30 pages of double-spaced text) based on his or her dissertation. The name of the entrant, institutional affiliation, current mailing address, and phone number should appear only on the title page of the paper.

  3. Papers are limited to a maximum of 30 double-spaced pages. This limit includes the title page, abstract, text, tables, figures, and appendices. However, it excludes references.

  4. Papers should be prepared in accord with the guidelines provided in the fifth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Note, however, that the abstract may contain up to 300 words.

  5. The paper must be based on a dissertation that was accepted by the graduate college 2 years or less before the deadline year, with the stipulation that an entrant may only submit once.

  6. The entrant must provide a letter from his or her dissertation chair that specifies the date of acceptance of the dissertation by the graduate school of the institution and that the submission adequately represents all aspects of the completed dissertation. In addition, the entrant must provide a letter of endorsement from a member of SIOP, the Association for Psychological Science, or the American Psychological Association who is familiar with the entrant’s dissertation. Both of these letters may be from the same individual.

  7. Entries (accompanied by supporting letters) must be submitted online.

Administrative Procedures

  1. All entries will be reviewed by the Awards Committee of SIOP.

  2. The Awards Committee will make a recommendation to the Executive Committee of SIOP about the award-winning dissertation and, if appropriate, up to two dissertations deserving honorable mention status.

  3. The Executive Committee may either endorse or reject the recommendations of the Awards Committee but may not substitute recommendations of its own.

  4. In the absence of a dissertation that is deemed deserving of the award by both the Awards Committee and the Executive Committee, the award may be withheld.

Submit nominations electronically.

Past Recipients
2014

Allison S. Gabriel and Crystal I. C. Farh

2013

Dan Ispas, PhD

2010

Brian S. Connelly

2009

D. Scott DeRue

2008

Subrahmaniam Tangirala

2007

J. Craig Wallace

2006

Remus Ilies

2005

Lisa H. Nishii

2004

John Hausknecht and Joshua Sacco

2003

Mark G. Ehrhart

2002

Award not presented

2001

Robert E. Ployhart

2000

Steven E. Scullen

1999

Taly Dvir

1998

David W. Dorsey and Paul E. Tesluk

1997

Tammy Allen

1996

Daniel Cable and Steffanie Wilk

1995

Chockalingam Viswesvaran

1994

Deniz S. Ones

1993

Deborah F. Crown

1992

Elizabeth W. Morrison

1991

Rodney A. McCloy

1990

Award not presented

1989

Leigh L. Thompson

1988

Sandra J. Wayne

1987

Collette Frayne

1986

Award not presented

1985

Loriann Roberson

1984

Jill Graham

1983

Michael Campion

1982

Kenneth Pearlman

1981

Award not presented

1980

Marino S. Basadur

1979

Stephen A. Stumpf

1978

Joanne Martin and Marilyn Morgan

1977

William A. Schiemann

1976

Denis Umstot

1975

John Langdale

1974

Thomas Cochran

1973

Phillip W. Yetton

1972

William H. Mobley

1971

Michael Wood

1970

Robert Pritchard