Courses Catalogue

Industrial Psychology

COURSE CODE: HRM7209
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Human Resource Management, M.A
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

UNIT 1:  Industrial psychological

·         Definition

·         Objectives of studying I-O psychology

·         Applicability of I-O psychology


UNIT 2Competence based profiling

·         Finding critical  out put

·         Identifying the position

·         Identifying  key result area

·         Practical exercise

UNIT 3: Job analysis 

  •  Definition of job analysis
  • Approaches to job analysis
  • Methods of carrying out job analysis
  • Challenges encountered in carrying out job analysis. 
  • Merits of job analysis and demerits 

UNIT 4 : Personnel section

  • Definition
  • Personnel recruitment procedure
  • Tools used in personnel recruitment procedure
  • Competence based selection
  • Merits of competence based selection
  • Case study

UNIT 5 : Occupational Stress

  • Definition
  • Causes of occupational stress
  • Copying mechanism
  • Impact of occupational stress
  • Indicators of stress
  • Case study analysis t 5: Military strategy in the post – cold war world.

UNIT 6: Counseling and guidance 

·         Definition

·         Merits of employee counseling 

·         Why counseling is inevitable

·         Process of counseling and guidance

·         Problem identification in counseling.

·         Challenges encountered during counseling and guidance

·         Ethical considerations in counseling.

·         Un ethical behaviours during counseling  

·         Qualities of a good counselor

·         Dos and donts of counseling

·         Practical   on counseling

·         ( students involvement)

·         -Case study

UNIT 7: Performance management

·         Objectives of performance management 

·         Performance appraisal

·         Applicability of PM

·         Self assessment

·         Advantages of self assessment

·         Case study 

UNIT 8: Counterproductive Behavior

  • Definition of counterproductive behavior
  • Causes of counterproductive behavior
  • Indicators of counterproductive behavior.
  • Impact of counterproductive behaviour  in an organization
  • Strategies to eliminate counter productive behaviors

·         Case study analysis.

UNIT 9 : Organizational Citizenship Behaviour

·         Definition of OCB

·         Factors that enhance employees citizenship bahiours 

·         Practical examples on OCB

·         Employee Competence and OCB

·         Dimensions of OCB

·         Case study analysis on OCB

UNIT 10 : Job satisfaction

  •  
  • -Definition of job satisfaction
  • -causes of job satisfaction
  • -factors that hinder job satisfaction
  • -Relationship between job satisfaction and commitment

UNIT 11: Individual assessment and psychometrics

  • Definition of the concepts
  • -Methods of carrying out psychometrics tests.
  • -Why human resource managers carry
  • Out  psychometrics tests
  • -Ways of carrying out individual assessment.
  • -Assessment centers and its significance.

UNIT 12 Social capitals

  • Definition of social capital
  • -Need for social capital in an organization
  • -Challenges in promoting social capital
  • -Relationship between social capital and performance.
  • -Elements in social capital
  • -Strategies for promoting  social capital
  • -Case study

 

UNIT 13:  Personality

  • Definition
  • -Types of personality
  • -Factors that influence personality

·         -Introvert and extrovert personality

UNIT 14 : Psychological contract

  • Definition of psychological contract
  • -Importance of employee –employer psychological contract.
  • -Violation of psychological contract
  • -Impact of contract violation
  • -Indicators of psychological contract violation