RHR International Sponsors Award for Best Student Paper in I/O Psychology



    TORONTO, October 10 /CNW/ - The Canadian Society for Industrial
Organizational Psychology recently announced that Huiwen Lian, a Ph.D.
candidate in I/O Psychology at Waterloo University, is the recipient of the
RHR Kendall Award for 2007. Sponsored by RHR International Company, a world
leader in executive and organizational development, this award is presented
for the best student paper of the year in I/O Psychology. It is named in
honour of Dr. Lorne Kendall, a Canadian psychologist and member of the
Canadian Psychological Association whose work on job satisfaction and various
psychometric issues contributed greatly to the field of Industrial
Organizational Psychology. The winning paper was announced at the CSIOP
business meeting at the CPA Conference held in Ottawa.

    Ms. Lian's winning paper, entitled "Charismatic Leadership and Followers
Effects in China," focused on the followers' role in the leadership social
process. Submissions were judged by the following criteria: 1) Quality of
conceptual background, 2) Clarity of problem definition, 3) Methodological
rigour, 4) Appropriateness of interpretations/conclusion, and 5) Clarity of
presentation.

    The award was presented by Dr. Richard Davis of the RHR International
Toronto office. He said, "RHR is proud of our commitment to recognizing the
efforts of students who advance the scope of global knowledge in the field of
Industrial Organizational Psychology."

    RHR International Company is a world leader in executive and
organizational development. For over 60 years they have been assisting senior
management in the areas of executive integration, high potential development,
succession planning, team building, talent management, executive coaching and
board effectiveness. RHR International has offices in Belgium, Canada, China,
France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United
States. The company is headquartered in Wood Dale, Ill. For more information
or to explore career opportunities with RHR International, please visit our
Web site at www.rhrinternational.com.




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