Date of Graduation

Spring 2015


Master of Science in Psychology



Committee Chair

Robert Jones


The present study evaluated a newly developed selection device, termed "long-term strategic thinking,” as a predictor of job performance and environmental behaviors in the workplace. The relationship between long-term strategic thinking and environmental behaviors was expected to be moderated by altruistic values. A sample of 338 employees from a large university completed an online survey measuring these variables. Of that sample, 45 employees also agreed to allow supervisory ratings of performance. A multivariate analysis of variance was conducted which determined long-term strategic thinking predicted environmental behaviors. Bivariate correlations confirmed a relationship between altruism and environmental behaviors, but an additional MANOVA suggested otherwise. Long-term strategic thinking alone was found to be predictive of supervisor ratings of job performance. Descriptive statistics suggest long-term strategic thinking is related to overall job performance. The findings contribute to the recent literature on environmental behaviors in the workplace and validate several new constructs. Additionally, findings provide support for the long-term strategic thinking measure to be utilized as a selection device in the future.


organizational citizenship behavior, environmental behaviors, performance, selection, altruism

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