Kohyar Kiazad

Assoc Professor


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Personal profile


I obtained my PhD in Organisational Behaviour from The University of Melbourne in 2010, and have been a full-time academic staff member in the Department of Management, Monash University, since 2012. I mostly research how employees respond to broken promises (from their employer), abusive supervisors, and why people stay in their jobs and careers.

Research interests

I undertake research across three streams with a common focus on employment relationships. The first stream examines processes and outcomes related to psychological contract breach, which happens when employees believe their employer has broken its promises to them. The second stream focuses on the effects of abusive supervision on the attitudes and behaviours of subordinates. The third stream focuses on job embeddedness (the forces that keep people from leaving organisations), and how it affects employees' work and career outcomes.

Monash teaching commitment

MGF5991 - Professional Development: Career Dynamics

Research area keywords

  • Psychological contracts
  • abusive supervision
  • job embeddedness

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Research Output

  • 17 Article
  • 1 Encyclopaedia / Dictionary Entry
  • 1 Review Article

The relentless pursuit of perfectionism: a review of perfectionism in the workplace and an agenda for future research

Ocampo, A. C. G., Wang, L., Kiazad, K., Restubog, S. L. D. & Ashkanasy, N. M., Feb 2020, In : Journal of Organizational Behavior. 41, 2, p. 144-168 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

More than grateful: how employee embeddedness explains the link between psychological contract fulfillment and employee extra-role behavior

Kiazad, K., Kraimer, M. L. & Seibert, S. E., 1 Aug 2019, In : Human Relations. 72, 8, p. 1315-1340 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Organizational practices that promote job embeddedness and retention

Holtom, B. C., Kiazad, K. & Dandu, Y., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Organizational Dynamics. 11 p., 100731.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Career commitment in STEM: a moderated mediation model of inducements, expected contributions, and organizational commitment

Cai, H., Ocampo, A. C. G., Restubog, S. L. D., Kiazad, K., Deen, C. M. & Li, M., 1 May 2018, In : Journal of Career Assessment. 26, 2, p. 359-376 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Interactive effects of supportive leadership and top management team's charismatic vision in predicting worker retention in the Philippines

Chih, Y. Y., Kiazad, K., Cheng, D., Emamirad, E. & Restubog, S. L., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 144, 10, 10 p., 04018095.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


Australian Postgraduate Award

Kohyar Kiazad (Recipient), 2006

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Micro Paper

Kohyar Kiazad (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best PhD Student Paper Award

Kohyar Kiazad (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Deans Award for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher

Kohyar Kiazad (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)