Going Green in the Workplace
MSc Dissertation Prize 2011
Call for Submissions
The Going Green in the Workplace working group is made up of DOP members interested in how psychology can be used to change working practices around environmental issues, particularly around employees’ attitudes and behaviours towards issues such as recycling and energy conservation in the workplace. There is very little research and best practice specifically on this area to date. To promote occupational psychology’s contribution to the knowledge base, the working group offers three awards for completed MSc projects.
The awards will be made to those MSc students submitting project outlines for completed MSc dissertation projects which, in the opinion of a panel of distinguished academic and practitioner judges, make the most valuable contribution to changing workplace practices around environmental issues.
Three awards are available:
1st award: £1,000
2 runner-up awards: £500 each
Submissions will be assessed on the quality of the completed research, including both theory and methodology. Applicants must clearly show how the research topic addresses changing employees’ attitudes and behaviours towards environmental issues in the workplace.
Submissions are welcome from current MSc students who are enrolled on a Society-accredited course or programme of study (DOP and other disciplines). Submissions should be written in the form of a research report using APA format (approximately 2,000 words), including abstract, introduction with theoretical basis and hypotheses, methodology, results (including analyses), and discussion. If required, the judges may later ask for data to substantiate your findings. You should also include an explanation of why the project is worthy of consideration.
A letter of intent prior to conducting the research is desired, including what you expect to be your general hypotheses, theoretical bases, workplace setting, and sample. This is to provide an idea of your focus, so the details may change.
Going Green MSc competition - letter of intent
Closing date for submissions: letters of intent are due Friday, 13 May 2011; full project outlines are due Friday, 28 October 2011.
Winners will be notified by early December.