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Individual work performance rests at the epicentre of my research interests. Work performance is an essential concept for understanding the contributions individuals make to organisational success and has been a central topic for both scholars and practitioners for over a century. My interest in this topic can be divided into three complementary parts. First, I am interesting in the dimensionality of individual work performance. That is, what are the different types of behaviours individuals enact in the workplace that contribute to the achievement of individual, team, and organisational goals. In answering this question I lend on a broad range of literatures including task performance, in- and extra-role performance, organisational citizenship behaviour, adaptive performance, and proactive performance. Second, I seek to understand the unique antecedents of different forms of performance. This research stream is defined by the question, “what are the common and unique antecedents of different forms of performance?” Third, I look to the consequences of performance for the individual, group, and broader organisation. This stream is defined by the question, “what are the common and unique consequences of individual performance?” My research informs performance management, work design, and training practices. My research is innovative as it takes a holistic approach to the study of individual work performance and lends on a combination of laboratory and field studies.

Research interests

Individual Work Performance │ Task Performance / Proficiency │ Aaptive Performance Proactive Behavior │ Motivation │ Medical Teams

Funding overview

Health Department, Government of Western Australia  (2015 - 2018)

Success in the operating theatre: Multidisciplinary pre-operative briefings for efficiency, patient safety, and staff engagement. (F-AA-33992)

Research team: Parker, S.K., Griffin, M., Rammohan, A., Flemming, A.F., Hamdorf, J., Leung, Y., & Carpini, J.A.

Value:$268, 240 AUD

Monadelphous Group Ldt.  (2015 - 2016)

An Investigation of Shared Understanding in Roster Handovers. (2015 – 2016).Monadelphous Group Ldt.

Research team: Fruhen, L. & Carpini, J.A.

Value: $14,960 AUD

Community engagement

Since 2015, I have given 12 invited oral presentations at medical conferences and published two practitioner articles. In addition, I have delivered over 15 presentations and workshops at local hospitals including Fiona Stanley Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital, and Princess Margaret Hospital. My work has been featured on the UWA Research Impact webpage, the UWA News webpage, and the UWA Biz Blog. My research was also highlighted in an article published in Surgical News, the official publication of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. I also co-chaired a policy group at Fiona Stanley Hospital (2015 – 2017) which introduced surgical briefings as a standard practice across the new hospital based on findings from my PhD research. Finally, I have delivered three industry reports to partner organisations.

Teaching overview

I believe learning is an active and enriching process that should transcend the classroom and support students in connecting course material to real world applications and experiences. My students are the reason why I am in the classroom, and their personal development and success are my primary concern.

I am currently the Unit Coordinator for the following units:

HRMT2237 - Strategic Human Resource Management

HRMT3345 - Managing Jobs, Performance, and Wellbeing

Current projects

Surgical Workteam Advanced Non-Technical Skills (SWANS) Research Programme.  University of Western Australia in conjunction with: (1) the Centre for the Future of Work (Curtin University), Sharon Parker, Australia. (2) Fiona Stanley Hospital, (3) Fremantle Hospital, (4) Centre for Clinical Education and Training, (5) Anatomy of Complications Workshops, (6) A/Professor A.S.F Flemming, Profess Yee Leung. Previously funded by Department of Health (SHRAC).

Sexual Orientation in the Service Industry - Research Programme. University of Western Australia in conjunction with Derek Avery, USA.


University of Western Australia, Business School  (2014 - 2018)

Ph.D. Management & Organisations                  

Thesis: Individual Work Performance: Contextual Factors that Shape Behavior

Committee: Sharon K. Parker, Mark A. Griffin, & Marylène Gagné

Saint Mary’s University  (2012 – 2013)

M.Sc. Industrial & Organisational Psychology

John Molson School of Business, Concordia University  (2011 – 2012)

M.Sc. Business Administration (Management)   

Thesis: Leaders’ Trustworthiness and the Mediating role of Autonomy in Predicting Employee Performance and Turnover Intentions

Committee: Marylène Gagné, Alexandra Panaccio, & Stephane Brutus

Concordia University (2008 – 2011)

B.A. (Specialisation - Psychology)

Thesis: Sport and Work Motivations: A Test of the Hierarchical Model

Committee: Marylène Gagné, & Theresa Bianco

Awarded “Best Thesis – Psychology” (2011) & “Best Poster” (2012). 


  • Defence
  • Health
  • Government
  • Mining and Resources
  • Individual Performance
  • Team Performance
  • Task Performance
  • Citizenship Behaviours (e.g., helping)
  • Adaptive Performance
  • Proactive Performance
  • Voice and Initiative Taking
  • Productivity & Effectiveness

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Research Output 2012 2019

Work motivation: Where do the different perspectives lead us?

Van den Broeck, A., Carpini, J. & Diefendorff, J. M., 2019, Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation. Ryan, R. (ed.). 2 ed. UK: Oxford University Press, 33 p. (Oxford Library of Psychology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Work motivation
Self-determination theory
Goal setting
729 Downloads (Pure)

Individual work performance: Dimesionality and consequences

Carpini, J. A., 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

14 Citations (Scopus)

A Look Back and a Leap Forward: A Review and Synthesis of the Individual Work Performance Literature

Carpini, J., Parker, S. & Griffin, M., Jun 2017, In : The Academy of Management Annals. 11, 2, p. 825-885 61 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Work performance
Intellectual structure

How much effort will I put into my work? It depends on your type of motivation

Van den Broeck, A., Carpini, J. A., Leroy, H. & Diefendorff, J. M., 2017, An Introduction to Work and Organizational Psychology: An International Perspective. Chmiel, N., Fraccaroli, F. & Sverke, M. (eds.). 3rd ed. John Wiley & Sons, p. 354-372

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Self-determination theory
Intrinsic motivation
Goal setting

Projects 2016 2019