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Bonaccio, Silvia

Bonaccio, Silvia

PhD Program Director
Ian Telfer Professor of Workplace Psychology
Associate Professor
B.A. (McGill), M.Sc.A. (Concordia), Ph.D. (Purdue)
Location
DMS 5149
Telephone
613-562-5800 x 4690
Email
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Research Areas
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Behaviour
Teaching Areas
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Behaviour

Biography

Dr. Bonaccio earned a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University. She also holds a M.Sc. from Concordia University's John Molson School of Business and a B.A. in Psychology from McGill University. Dr. Bonaccio is an expert on advice giving and taking during decision-making. Her research focuses on the factors that promote positive advising interactions, such as characteristics of advisors, decision-makers, and the framing of advice. She also studies the consequences of taking (or not taking) advice. Her other research interests lie in the investigation of individual differences commonly used in employee selection. She is specifically interested in whether and, if so, how non-cognitive individual differences (e.g., personality, test anxiety, emotions) influence the assessment process and outcomes. She is currently the Chair of the Canadian Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She has previously served as the Organizational Behaviour Division Chair, Program Chair and Academic Reviewer for the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.

Publications

Dr. Bonaccio has published in journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Intelligence, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Personality and Individual Differences, and International Journal of Selection and Assessment. She has also contributed to the Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences. She is on the editorial board at the Journal of Business and Psychology, and the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, and she serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several other journals on a regular basis.

Publications during the last 7 years

Chapters in Books

Bonaccio, S., O'Reilly, J. and O'Sullivan, S. Nonverbal Communication in Work Contexts. In Griffin, R.. Oxford Bibliographies in Management. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Bonaccio, S. and Connelly, C.E. Physical disabilities at work. In Rogelberg, S.G.. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA, USA: Sage Publications, 2016.

O'Reilly, J. and Bonaccio, S. Nonverbal Communication. In Rogelberg, S.G.. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA, USA: Sage Publications, 2016.

Bonaccio, S. Social Loafing/Free-Riding . In Rogelberg, S.G.. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA, USA: Sage Publications, 2016.

Bonaccio, S. Judgment and Decision making Process: Advice Giving/Taking. In Rogelberg, S.G.. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA, USA: Sage Publications, 2016.

Bonaccio, S. Wonderlic Personnel Test. In Zeigler-Hill, V. and Shackelford, T.. Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer International Publishing, 2016.

Bonaccio, S. and Van Swol, L. Combining Information and Judgments. In Highhouse, S., Dalal, R.S. and Salas, E.. Judgment and Decision-Making at Work. SIOP Frontiers Series, Routledge, 368 pages, 2013.

Reeve, C.L. and Bonaccio, S. The nature and structure of intelligence. In Chamorro-Premuzic, T., Furnham, A. and von Stumm, S.. Handbook of Individual Differences. Oxford, UK: Blackwell-Wiley, 2011.

Papers in Refereed Journals

Bonaccio, S., O'Reilly, J., O'Sullivan, S.L. and Chiocchio, F. 2016. Nonverbal Behavior in the Workplace-A Review and an Agenda for Research. Journal of Management, 42(5): 1044-1074 .

Pratt, M.G. and Bonaccio, S. 2016. Qualitative Research in I/O Psychology: Maps, Myths, and Moving Forward. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 9(4).

Bonaccio, S., Reeve, C.L. and Lyerly, J. 2016. Academic Entitlement: Its Personality and General Mental Ability Correlates, and Academic Consequences. Personality and Individual Differences, 102: 211-216.

Girard, A.J., Reeve, C.L. and Bonaccio, S. 2016. Assessing Decision-Making Style in French Populations: Translation and Validation of the General Decision-Making Style Questionnaire. European Review of Applied Psychology, 66(6): 325-333.

Bonaccio, S. and Girard, A.J. 2015. Measuring Decision-Making Regret Amongst French Populations: Translation and Validation of the Regret Scale. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 31(2): 143-149.

Reeve, C.L., Bonaccio, S. and Winford, E.C. 2014. Cognitive Ability, Exam Related Emotions and Exam Performance: A Field Study in a College Setting. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 39(2): 124-133.

Bonaccio, S., Gauvin, N. and Reeve, C.L. 2014. The Experience of Emotions during the Job Search and Choice Process among Novice Job Seekers. Career Development, Journal of, 41(3): 237-257.

Jelley, B., Bonaccio, S. and Chiocchio, F. 2014. Educating Industrial-Organizational Psychologists for Science and Practice: A Canadian Perspective. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 7(1): 51-54.

Bonaccio, S., Chiocchio, F., Forget, C., Foucher, C., Kelloway, E.K. and O'Neill, T.A. 2013. Bridging Divides in Industrial and Organisational Psychology in Canada: An Action-Oriented Collaborative Framework. Canadian Psychology, 54(4): 213-222.

Lapierre, L.M., Naidoo, L.J. and Bonaccio, S. 2012. Leaders' Relational Self-Concept and Followers' Task Performance: Implications for Mentoring Provided to Followers. Leadership Quarterly, 23(5): 766-774.

Bonaccio, S., Reeve, C.L. and Winford, E.C. 2012. Text anxiety on cognitive ability test can result in differential predictive validity of academic performance. Personality and Individual Differences, 52(4): 497-502.

Reeve, C.L. and Bonaccio, S. 2011. On the Myth and the Reality of the Temporal Validity Degradation of Cognitive Ability Test Scores. Intelligence, 39(5): 255-272.

Bonaccio, S. and Dalal, R.S. 2010. Evaluating Advisors: A Policy Capturing Study under Conditions of Complete and Missing Information. Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of, 23(3): 227-249.

Dalal, R.S., Bonaccio, S., Highhouse, S., Ilgen, D.R., Mohammed, S. and Slaughter, J.E. 2010. What if Industrial/Organizational Psychology Decided to Take Workplace Decisions Seriously?. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 3(4): 386-405.

Dalal, R.S. and Bonaccio, S. 2010. What Types of Advice Do Decision-Makers Prefer?. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 112(1): 11-23.

Bonaccio, S. and Reeve, C.L. 2010. The Nature and Relative Importance of Students' Perceptions of the Sources of Test Anxiety. Learning and Individual Differences, 10(6): 617-625.

Bonaccio, S., Dalal, R.S., Highhouse, S., Ilgen, D.R., Mohammed, S. and Slaughter, J.E. 2010. Taking Workplace Decisions Seriously: This Conversation Has Been Fruitful. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 3(4): 455-464.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2014-2021 SSHRC Enhancing community participation in Canadians with physical disabilities: development, implementation and R C Co-I $ 2,643,997
2014-2017 Faculty of Social Science Strategic Decision-Making: A test of the SLS Game R I Co-I $ 20,000
2014 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Making the Case for Qualitative Research in I/O Psychology R I PI $ 1,103
2013-2015 Telfer School of Management Cluster Program, University of Ottawa Executive Presence: In Search of an Elusive Leadership Trait R I Co-PI $ 20,000
2013-2015 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Is It Best to Have It All: Cognitive, Emotional and Behavioral Consequences of Conflicting Expert Advice on Decision Makers R I PI $ 16,000
2013-2014 SSHRC Enhancing Community Participation in Canadians with Physical Disabilities: Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Partnered Strategy (Letter of Intent) R C Co-I $ 20,000
2011-2012 Telfer School of Management (4A SSHRC Program) When do followers voice disagreement with their leaders' decisions and when do leaders react favourably to this disagreement - Study 2 R I Co-I $ 5,542
2010-2011 Telfer School of Management (4A SSHRC Program) When do followers voice disagreement with their leaders' decisions and when do leaders react favourably to this disagreement - Study 1 R I Co-I $ 3,997
2009-2012 SSHRC Investigating Test Anxiety as a Source of Psychometric Bias in Aptitude Tests R C PI $ 63,898

*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown

**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown

Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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