Victor Sojo

Victor Sojo
University of Melbourne | MSD · Department of Management and Marketing

BSc (Industrial/Organisational Psychology), MSc (Health Psychology), PhD (Psychology)

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Introduction
Victor Sojo currently works in the Department of Management and Marketing, the University of Melbourne. Victor does research in Social Psychology, Work/Industrial/Organizational Psychology/Behaviour, Human Resources Management, and Public Sector and Health Leadership.
Additional affiliations
July 2017 - present
University of Melbourne
Position
  • Fellow
January 2017 - July 2017
University of Melbourne
Position
  • Research Associate
August 2015 - November 2015
Australian Catholic University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Teaching Organisational Psychology
Education
February 2008 - August 2012
University of Melbourne
Field of study
  • Psychology
March 2003 - March 2006
Simon Bolívar University
Field of study
  • Health Psychology
September 1997 - December 2002
Central University of Venezuela
Field of study
  • Industrial Psychology

Publications

Publications (52)
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The current study assessed the predictive validity of broad and narrow measures of personality, values, and cognitive ability on employee attitudes to workplace diversity. Australian working adults (N = 731; 66% female; mean age = 43, SD = 12) completed the 200-item HEXACO Personality Inventory, Schwartz's Portrait Values Questionnaire, ACER measur...
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As recent research indicates, refugees and people seeking asylum are suffering disproportionately from the COVID‐19 pandemic and have become more and more “shut out” and marginalised. An important pathway to integration and self‐reliance is sustainable employment. To explore the impacts of COVID‐19 on the employment prospects of refugees and people...
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Prior research indicates that employees from ethnic minority backgrounds are more likely to experience depression and other mental health problems than their ethnic majority counterparts. To understand what drives these negative outcomes, we integrate research on ethnic minorities at work with the job demands-resources (JDR) model. Based on the JDR...
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In this project we: 1. Presented a conceptual framework to classify the many available strategies to promote workplace gender equality and discuss their legitimacy. 2. Produced five novel reviews of the academic literature to systematise evidence on the effectiveness of different strategies in achieving change in the workplace gender equality indic...
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An analysis of six years of data from more than 80 hospitals and more than 192,000 employees in Victoria, Australia, adds to the evidence that employee engagement in their jobs matters. It found that happier workers improved hospital performance in terms of hospital costs, treatment effectiveness, and hospital-acquired infections and conditions. In...
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This Conference has been designed to bring together talent from academia and the broader public and private sectors (both for-profit and not-for-profit) to participate in respectful, professional, and rigorous debate about gender and sexuality at work. We aim to learn from each other and to find better ways to work together in building the knowled...
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The Dark Triad traits of Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy have been found to negatively impact work behaviors including information sharing, reporting of unethical conduct, and mistreatment of colleagues and subordinates. However, research has found the Dark Triad can also be related to forms of organizational commitment which underpin...
Technical Report
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In this study, we used the machine learning technique of topic modelling, as well as qualitative content analysis, on a large sample of articles published in high-circulation Australian printed media with the objectives to: 1. Explore the ways workplace gender diversity issues are discussed. 2. Identify the most common types of arguments for and ag...
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Background: Adolescent boys and young men are at particular risk of suicide. Suicidal ideation is an important risk factor for suicide, but is poorly understood among adolescent males. Some masculine behaviors have been associated with deleterious effects on health, yet there has been little quantitative examination of associations between masculi...
Conference Paper
We test an integrative conceptualisation of personality, i.e. a per- spective that acknowledges both stable inter-individual differences and dynamic intra-individual variability. The focus is on intra-individual variability in personality at work, and how it relates to job perfor- mance. 288 professionals completed contextualised adjective-based as...
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Why does workplace gender diversity matter? Here, we provide a review of the literature on both justice‐based and organizational benefits of workplace gender diversity that, importantly, is informed by evidence regarding sex differences and their relationship with vocational behavior and outcomes. This review indicates that the sexes are neither di...
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This study focuses on intra-individual variability in personality at work, and how it relates to job performance. 288 professionals completed contextualised adjective-based personality assessments in work and non-work contexts, and a non-contextualised personality measure. Ratings of their personality were also obtained from colleagues, family memb...
Preprint
Repository includes data, metadata, and data analysis script for above publication. Abstract: The current study assessed the predictive validity of broad and narrow measures of personality, values, and cognitive ability on employee attitudes to workplace diversity. Australian working adults (N = 731; 66% female; mean age = 43, SD = 12) completed th...
Conference Paper
Background On many indicators of mental health, such as suicide, adolescent boys and young men fare worse than girls and young women of the same age. Traditional masculine-typed norms and behaviours have been associated with deleterious health outcomes, and among adult men, endorsement of certain masculine norms (such as self-reliance) has been ass...
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The objective of the current systematic review was to investigate the organisational factors that enable and motivate non-accidental violence towards athletes in the sport context. The authors identified and reviewed 43 qualitative studies investigating psychological, physical, and sexual abuse of athletes, and developed a framework of organisation...
Technical Report
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Recruit Smarter trialled four pilot interventions across a range of government departments and private sector organisations. The four interventions included two trials of targeted recruitment via modified language use in job advertisements, a CV de-identification program, and the provision of training to address unconscious bias. The pilot program...
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Cortina, Rabelo, and Holland's (2018) perspective on studying victimization in organizations is a welcome contribution to workplace aggression research. We share their believe that considering a perpetrator predation paradigm may advance and proliferate research on issues related to gender harassment, bullying, mobbing, and other explicitly overt f...
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Motivated Self-Perception (MSP) facilitates the positive perception of the self via the endorsement of desirable characteristics, selective recall of autobiographical memories, and performance of desirable behaviour. Peters and Gawronski (2011) proposed a model of MSP as “hypothesis-driven” self-construal integrating implicit and explicit self-conc...
Poster
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The gap between men and women in political empowerment remains wide (World Economic Forum, 2014). By the end of 2014, only 20% of seats in parliaments were occupied by women (Inter-Parliamentary Union, 2015). Governments have taken many actions to reduce the gap between the proportions of men and women in senior leadership roles (Klettner, Clarke,...
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Reporting requirements, targets, and quotas have been implemented in several countries to increase female representation in leadership. In three studies, we analyze the effectiveness of these strategies from a goal-setting perspective. Study 1 evaluates the relationship between reporting requirements and female representation on boards of directors...
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We report a meta-analytic review of studies examining the relations among harmful workplace experiences and women’s occupational well-being. Based on previous research, a classification of harmful workplace experiences affecting women is proposed and then used in the analysis of 88 studies with 93 independent samples, containing 73,877 working wome...
Technical Report
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In many global organisations, international experience is viewed as a pre-requisite for executive and leadership roles. With just one in four outbound expatriates from Australia being female, organisations may unintentionally be limiting the progression of their high potential female employees. By exploring and addressing the barriers to female mob...
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La presente investigación se inició con el objetivo de evaluar los déficit cognitivos a través de pruebas neuropsicológicas de atención y memoria en pacientes con quejas de memoria. Para tal fin se evaluaron 204 sujetos divididos en 4 grupos: 33 controles, 62 sin trastorno cognitivo aparente, 65 con déficit cognitivo no demencial y 44 con demencia...
Technical Report
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Interest in work-life policies and flexible working arrangements has dramatically increased over the last two decades, in large part due to the rise in dual career families with children and the increasing number of workers with career responsibilities. This report includes a summary of research from seven meta-analyses and 10 reports prepared by g...
Technical Report
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A meta-analysis of 103 studies, including 46 studies conducted in male-dominated work environments and 57 in general work environments, identified eight indicators across three levels of fit (work attitudes, sexism and sexual harassment), functioning (hiring and retention, health and performance) and growth (managerial level and compensation level)...
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The aim of this research was to assess the moderator role of two indexes of social support in the relationship between the length of unemployment and the physical and mental health of Venezuelan unemployed. Self-report measures were administered to a sample of 328 unemployed residents in Caracas, Venezuela. Results indicated that perceived social s...
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People's self-perception biases often lead them to see themselves as better than the average person (a phenomenon known as self-enhancement). This bias varies across cultures, and variations are typically explained using cultural variables, such as individualism versus collectivism. We propose that socioeconomic differences among societies--specifi...
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The aim of this research was to assess moderating role of two indexes of social support in the relationship between the length of unemployment and the physical and mental health of Venezuelan unemployed. Self-report measures were administered to a sample of 328 unemployed residents in Caracas, Venezuela. Results indicated that perceived social supp...
Technical Report
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KidsMatter comprises a suite of Initiatives that aim to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children, reduce mental health problems amongst children, and achieve greater support for children experiencing mental health difficulties, and their families. It includes KidsMatter Early Childhood and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander KidsMatter...
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Objective: Based on the literature about resilience as a personality characteristic related to positive emotions, and the relative neglect of coping based on positive emotions as a dimension in most coping measures, two studies were conducted to develop a taxonomy of ways of coping based on positive emotions that can give rise to a new conceptualis...
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The aim of the present research was to evaluate a model of mediated moderation vs. moderated mediation that could explain the relationship between length of unemployment, dispositional resilience, coping styles and depression and social functioning of Venezuelan unemployed individuals. Self-report measures were administered to a sample of 328 unemp...
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This research aimed to assess the moderating role of emotional regulation in the relationship between length of unemployment and perceived physical and mental health of Venezuelan unemployed people. To do so, self-report instruments measuring each variable were applied to 328 unemployed residents in Caracas, Venezuela. Hierarchical regressions sugg...
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This research aimed to assess the moderating role of emotional regulation in the relationship between length of unemployment and perceived physical and mental health of Venezuelan unemployed people. To do so, self-report instruments measuring each variable were applied to 328 unemployed residents in Caracas, Venezuela. Hierarchical regressions sugg...
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The present paper reports on the results of the Spa- nish adaptation and validation of the Interpersonal Trust Questionnaire (ITQ - Forbes & Roger, 1999), conducted with a sample of Venezuelan college students. The original 48 items scale measures the capacity of individuals to use social support effec- tively, trough three different dimensions: Fe...
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The present paper reports on the results of the Spanish adaptation and preliminary validation of the Coping Style Questionnaire (CSQ; Roger, Jarvis & Nejarian, 1993), conducted with a sample of Venezuelan university students. The original 60 items scale measures four dimensions of coping styles: Rational, Emotional, Avoidance and Detached coping; h...
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The present paper reports on the results of the Spanish adaptation and preliminary validation of the Coping Style Questionnaire (CSQ; Roger, Jarvis & Najarian,1993), conducted with a sample of Venezuelan university students. The original 60 items scale measures four dimensions of coping styles: Rational, Emotional, Avoidance and Detached coping; ho...
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Introducción: La presente investigación tiene como objetivos: 1. Medir niveles de ansiedad, depresión y calidad de vida en pacientes con diagnóstico reciente de cáncer. 2. Aplicar y valorar la efectividad de un programa de prevención psicológica secundaria, sobre los niveles de ansiedad, depresión y calidad de vida en los pacientes participantes. M...
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The present paper reports on the psychometric revision and validation of a scale for measuring Emotional Intelligence (Sojo and Steinkopf, 2002), following the theoretical model described by Mayer, Caruso and Salovey (1999). For the content validation, an expert judgment procedure was used. A factor analysis of the preliminary scale tested 103 item...

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Projects (6)
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We are exploring the wide range of dimensions of workplace abuse, the individual, dyadic, team, organisational and social factors that predict abuse as well as their personal, organisational and social consequences.
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We are conducting research about individual, team, organisational and social factors and processes that promote or hinder diversity and inclusion at work.
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We are studying several psycho-social factors and individual differences that foster or hinder individuals' well-being at work and during unemployment.