ASQ Houston UH Main Campus Student Branch Meeting - October 2015

This meeting is for students only. Please note that no recertification units (RUs) will be provided for attending this meeting.

Lars Johnson 

Speaker: Mr. Lars Johnson

Topic: Speed-Quality Differentiation

Demystifying the balance between speed and quality in performance criteria is a high priority. Contradictory empirical findings suggest the relationship of speed and accuracy (quality) is likely conditional upon context and setting (Förster, Higgins, & Bianco, 2003; Sackett, Zedeck, & Fogli, 1988). As an alternative to previously adopted methods, I approached speed versus quality from the standpoint of employee-supervisor differentiation in expectations. The current study is framed within the context of goal congruence literature; thus, I examined the relationship of employee-subordinate similarity in speed vs. quality to perceptions of fairness and organizational commitment. Specifically, I expected that large differences in views of speed vs. quality would be inversely related to employee perceptions of procedural justice; I further expected procedural justice to fully mediate the relationship between speed-quality differentiation and continuance commitment. I employed the SPSS PROCESS macro to test the simple mediation analysis, including bootstrapped confidence intervals associated with the indirect effect. The results of the analysis were supportive of all hypothesized pathways.

Speaker Mr. Lars Johnson
Mr. Johnson a fourth year graduate student (ABD) in the Industrial & Organizational Psychology program at the University of Houston, and he works with Dr. LA Witt.  He's a Mississippi native and started out as a teacher right after obtaining a BA in psychology from Tougaloo College. He worked in education for five years and obtained ...

Mr. Johnson a fourth year graduate student (ABD) in the Industrial & Organizational Psychology program at the University of Houston, and he works with Dr. LA Witt.  He's a Mississippi native and started out as a teacher right after obtaining a BA in psychology from Tougaloo College. He worked in education for five years and obtained an M. Ed. in school administration. Mr. Johnson also has an M.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and he recently presented a portion of his thesis at the Academy of Management conference in Vancouver, BC, CA. His research interests include individual differences, cognitive decision models, performance, quantitative issues, scale development, and workplace theory. In addition, he is married and has a one year old son.

Full Description
Organizer Dr. Jamison V. Kovach

Associate Professor & ASQ Houston UH Student Branch Councilor
Director, Lean Six Sigma Professional Training Program
College of Technology
University of Houston
A Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university
713-743-1704
jvkovach@uh.edu
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Academician, International Academy for Quality
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When?

Mon, Oct. 5, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

University of Houston - College of Technology
4800 Calhoun Rd.
Houston, TX 77204
United States

This meeting will be held in room TBD Technology Annex (T1). See the campus map at http://www.uh.edu/pts/pdfs/campusmap.pdf for more information about this building location.