Sylvia Roch

Industrial/Organizational Program Area

Sylvia Roch Sylvia Roch
Associate Professor of Psychology
Area Head, I/O Program

Office: Social Sciences 383
Phone: (518) 442-5962
Fax: (518) 442-4867
email: sroch@albany.edu

Research Lab: IO Psychology Lab
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Areas of Interest: My research focuses on three general areas: (1) performance evaluations, (2) organizational justice, and (3) group decision-making. Specific areas of interest follow.

Performance Appraisal: Areas of interest include rater motivation, accountability, team ratings, and format issues. Current projects investigate the difference between team ratings of performance versus individual ratings, the influence of rater accountability on performance ratings, the role of the behavioral specificity of items on rater agreement, and the relationship between perceived rating accuracy and rating accuracy.

Organizational Justice: Areas of interest include the relationship between procedural, distributive, and interactive justice and various organizational outcomes. Current projects include two survey studies investigating justice and outcomes such as organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and performance.

Group Decision Making: Two areas of group decision-making are among my interests:

Computer-Mediated Communication. Areas of interest include the influence of computer-mediated communication on group outcomes and process. Current projects investigate the relationship between perceived decision accuracy and decision accuracy and the role of member familiarity.

Social Dilemmas: Areas of interest include social value orientation, uncertainty, and cognitive processes when determining request size from a common pool of resources. Current projects include an investigation of the relationship between social value orientation, type of group interaction, and requests from a common resource pool.

  • Performance Evaluation
  • Organizational Justice
  • Group Decision Making
  • Resource Dilemmas