Marylene Gagne

Professor, BA McG., MA PhD Roch.

  • The University of Western Australia (M261), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley


  • 3200 Citations
  • 19 h-Index

Personal profile


Marylène Gagné (PhD University of Rochester) is professor of organisational behaviour in the Management and Organisations at the UWA Business School. She is interested in what motivates paid and volunteer workers. Her research examines how organisations, through their structures, cultures, rewards, tasks, and management, affect people’s motivational orientations towards their work. She also examines the consequences of these orientations for individual and organisational performance, and for individual mental health. Her work has been published in both management and psychology journals and books, which have been cited over 12000 times. She has edited the Oxford Handbook of employee engagement, motivation and self-determination theory. She served as associate editor (2012-2015) for the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology and currently sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business and Psychology, the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Canadian Psychology and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Funding overview

Patrick Dunlop, Marylene Gagne, Alex Luksyte, Djurre Holtrop, 2017-2019. Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre: Enabling sustainable emergency volunteering.

Marylene Gagne, John Cordery, Patrick Dunlop 2015-2019, 'Designing Human Resource Practices that Promote the Retention of Volunteers', ARC Linkage Projects.

Previous positions

Associate Professor, School of Psychology, University of Western Australia
Associate Professor, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Current projects

Attracting, Engaging and Retaining Volunteers.
Promoting knowledge sharing through motivating HR practices.
The structure of motivational profiles.
The effects of compensation systems on work motivation.
An organisational socialisation model for 21st Century work.

Industrial relevance

Employee engagement


Work Motivation
Self-determination theory
Individual performance and well-being




  • Motivation
  • Performance
  • Volunteering
  • Compensation/Remuneration
  • Leadership
  • Work motivation
  • Self-determination theory
  • Individual performance
  • Wellbeing
  • Organisational psychology
  • Knowledge sharing

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Research Output 2005 2018

Assessing shortened safety climate measures: Simulating a planned missing data design in a field setting

Flatau Harrison, H., Griffin, M. A., Gagne, M. & Andrei, D. 1 Apr 2018 In : Safety Science. 104, p. 189-201 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Research Personnel
field research
1 Citations
Organizational behaviour
Self-determination theory
Dynamic capabilities
Strategic goals

Individual work performance: Dimesionality and consequences

Carpini, J. A. 2018 (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Open Access
research project
4 Citations

Evidence of a continuum structure of academic self-determination: A two-study test using a bifactor-ESEM representation of academic motivation

Litalien, D., Morin, A. J. S., Gagné, M., Vallerand, R. J., Losier, G. F. & Ryan, R. M. 1 Oct 2017 In : Contemporary Educational Psychology. 51, p. 67-82 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Personal Autonomy