UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr Sanna Malinen

Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship

Fields of Research

  • Employee attitudes, engagement and retention
  • Employee resilience
  • Organisational resilience
  • Volunteer worker management
  • Coaching Psychology
  • Implicit attitudes, attitude measurement
  • Diversity & discrimination in the workplace

Researcher Summary

I research in the fields of organisational behaviour/psychology and human resource management. Some of my current research projects focus on attitude measurement, volunteer worker management, wellbeing in the workplace, and employee resilience and engagement.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Projects

Research Groups

Key Methodologies

  • Quantitative methodologies
  • Qualitative methodologies

Affiliations

Prizes and Awards

  • Early Career Researcher Award ( 2013 )

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

Journal Articles
  • Hamilton Skurak H., Malinen SK., Naswall K. and Kuntz J. (2018) Employee wellbeing: The role of psychological detachment on the relationship between engagement and work-life conflict. Economic and Industrial Democracy
  • Kuntz JRCP., Malinen. and Naswall. (2017) Employee Resilience: Directions for Resilience Development. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research
  • Malinen S. and Harju L. (2017) Volunteer engagement: Exploring the distinction between job and organizational engagement. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 28(1): 69-89. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11266-016-9823-z.
  • Malinen SK. and Mankkinen T. (2017) Finnish firefighters’ barriers to volunteering. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly Forthcoming
  • Tonkin K., Malinen SK., Naswall K. and Kuntz J. (2017) Building Employee Resilience through Wellbeing in Organizations. Human Resource Development Quarterly http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.21306.
  • Kuntz JC., Näswall K. and Malinen S. (2016) Resilient Employees in Resilient Organizations: Flourishing Beyond Adversity. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice
  • Nguyen Q., Kuntz JRC., Naswall K. and Malinen S. (2016) Employee resilience and leadership styles: The moderating role of proactive personality and optimism. New Zealand Journal of Psychology 45(2): 13-21.
  • Eatwell J. and Malinen S. (2015) Coaching evaluation: a case study. Psychology Aotearoa 7(2): 126-129.
  • Hsueh M., Yogeeswaran K. and Malinen S. (2015) Leave your comment below': Can Biased Online Comments Influence Our Own Prejudicial Attitudes and Behaviors? Human Communication Research 41(4): 557-576. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hcre.12059.
  • Malinen S., Willis GM. and Johnston L. (2014) Might informative media reporting of sexual offending influence community members' attitudes towards sex offenders? Psychology, Crime & Law 20(6): 535-552. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2013.793770.
  • Helton WS., Ossowski U. and Malinen S. (2013) Post-disaster depression and vigilance: a functional near-infrared spectroscopy study. Experimental Brain Research 226(3): 357-362. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00221-013-3441-4.
  • Malinen S., Wright S. and Cammock P. (2013) What drives organisational engagement? A case study on trust, justice perceptions and withdrawal attitudes. Evidence-based HRM 1(1): 96-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/20493981311318638.
  • Richardson JJ., Kemp S., Malinen S. and Haultain SA. (2013) The academic achievement of students in a New Zealand university: Does it pay to work? Journal of Further and Higher Education 37(6): 864-882. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2012.699517.
  • Wordsworth R., Malinen S. and Sloman M. (2012) Time for a change: highlighting the Partnership Model. Development and Learning in Organizations 26(5): 14-17.
  • Malinen S. and Johnston L. (2011) Seeking a Better Work-life Balance: Expectations and Perceptions of Work-related Practices and Attitudes of Recent Immigrants to New Zealand. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 20(2): 233-252.
  • Ossowski U., Malinen S. and Helton WS. (2011) The effects of emotional stimuli on target detection: Indirect and direct resource costs. Consciousness and Cognition 20(4): 1649-1658. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2011.08.015.
  • Sloman M. and Malinen S. (2010) One size doesn't fit all: The skills debate and the New Zealand economy. New Zealand Journal of Human Resource Management 10(2): 83-98.
  • Malinen S. and Johnston L. (2007) The Influence of an Equity Statement on Perceivers' Implicit and Explicit Associations Between Males and Science. New Zealand Journal of Psychology 36(1): 18-24.
Chapters
  • Hall CM., Malinen S., Nilakant V., Vosslamber R., Walker B. and Wordsworth R. (2016) Undertaking business, consumer and organisational research in a disaster setting. In Hall CM; Malinen S; Vosslamber R; Wordsworth R (Ed.), Business and Post-disaster Management: Business, organisational and consumer resilience and the Christchurch earthquakes: 251-268. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Hall CM., Malinen S., Vosslamber R. and Wordsworth R. (2016) Introduction: the business, organisational and destination impacts of natural disasters - the Christchurch earthquakes 2010-2011. In Hall CM; Malinen S; Vosslamber R; Wordsworth R (Ed.), Business and Post-disaster Management: Business, organisational and consumer resilience and the Christchurch earthquakes: 3-22. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Näswall K., Malinen S. and Kuntz J. (2016) Resilience development through an organisation-led well-being initiative. In Chmiel N; Fraccaroli F; Sverke M (Ed.), An Introduction to Work and Organizational Psychology: An International Perspective (3rd edition) (3rd ed.): 506-513. London: Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119168058.ch28.
  • Nilakant V., Walker B., Kuntz J., de Vries HP., Malinen S., Näswall K. and van Heugten K. (2016) Dynamics of organisational response to a disaster: a study of organisations impacted by earthquakes. In Hall CM; Malinen S; Vosslamber R; Wordsworth R (Ed.), Business and Post-disaster Management: Business, organisational and consumer resilience and the Christchurch earthquakes: 35-47. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Malinen S. and Mankkinen T. (2013) Motivations and attitudes of volunteers in the Finnish fire service (Vapaaehtoisten motivaatiotekijat ja asenteet suomalaisissa palokunnissa). In Mankkinen T (Ed.), 24/365 Fire Services in Finland (24/365 Palokuntalaisuus Suomessa): 53-105. Helsinki: Suomen Pelastusalan Keskusjarjesto.
Reports
  • Eskelinen K., Tervala V., Mankkinen T., Malinen SK. and Hamilton-Skurak H. (2017) Fire service volunteers in Finland: Barriers, motivations and attitudes (Vapaaehtoiset palokuntalaiset Suomessa: esteet, motivaatiot ja asenteet). In Why does fire brigade activity cease to exist or get revitalised? (Miksi palokunta hiipuu tai viriaa?), Finnish National Rescue Association (Suomen Pelastusalan Keskusjärjestö SPEK). Commissioned by SPEK tutkii.
  • MacDonald C., Davies B., Johnston DM., Paton D., Malinen S., Naswall K., Kuntz J. and Stevenson J. (2015) A framework for exploring the role of business in community recovery following disasters. In GNS Science Report 2015/62, Commissioned by GNS Science. 22pp.
  • Näswall K., Kuntz J., Hodliffe M. and Malinen S. (2015) Employee Resilience Scale (EmpRes) Measurement Properties.Resilient Organisations Research Group. Commissioned by Resilient Organisations.
  • Miles B., Dorahy MJ., Naswall K., Malinen S. and McNatty G. (2013) The Canterbury Support Line: A Review of the Literature and Evaluation of the Service.Commissioned by Ministry of Social Development. 49pp.
Additional Publications
  • Naswall., Malinen., Kuntz J., Goodwin T., Keeman A. and Kuntz J. (2017) Improving Wellbeing at Work using the Five Ways to Wellbeing: What works and why. Dublin, Ireland.: EAWOP, 1 Jan 2017
  • Hall CM; Malinen S; Vosslamber R; Wordsworth R (Ed.) (2016) Business and Post-disaster Management: Business, organisational and consumer resilience and the Christchurch earthquakes. Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge. i-298.
  • Malinen S., Tonkin K., Naswall IMK. and Kuntz J. (2016) Can resilience be enhanced through focusing on wellbeing in the workplace? Sheffield, UK: Institute of Work Psychology conference, 20-23 Jun 2016
  • Naswall IMK., Keeman A., Malinen S. and Kuntz J. (2016) Evaluation of the Wellbeing Game. Sheffield, UK: Institute of Work Psychology conference, 20-23 Jun 2016
  • Hansen E., Naswall IMK., Malinen S. and Kuntz J. (2015) Does mindfulness buffer the effects of work stress on wellbeing, resilience and recovery? The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand: 4th Aotearoa New Zealand Organisational Psychology and Organisational Behaviour Conference, 27-27 Nov 2015
  • Kuntz J., Malinen S. and Naswall K. (2015) Employee Resilience Defined. Oslo, Norway: 7th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), 20-23 May 2015
  • Malinen S., Näswall K. and Kuntz JC. (2015) Enhancing organizational resilience through focusing on employee wellbeing. Turku, Finland: International Interdisciplinary Conference on Research on Work (WORK2015), 19-21 Aug 2015
  • Näswall K., Malinen S. and Kuntz J. (2015) Change from the inside: Research-informed but organization-driven intervention to promote worker well-being. Atlanta, GA, USA: Work, Stress and Health 2015, 6-9 May 2015
  • Näswall K., Malinen S. and Kuntz J. (2015) Resilience in the workplace: Leading through change and challenges. Oslo, Norway: 7th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), 20-23 May 2015
  • Malinen S., Kuntz J. and Naswall K. (2014) Employee engagement, wellbeing and resilience in a post-disaster context. Paris, France: 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP 2014), 8-13 Jul 2014
  • Malinen S., Kuntz J. and Naswall K. (2014) Employee wellbeing and attitudes in a post-disaster environment: A case study from the financial sector. Sheffield, UK: Institute of Work Psychology International Conference, 24-26 Jun 2014
  • Malinen S., Morrissey R. and Ng PY. (2012) Barriers to volunteer work: I'd like to do more, but... Sheffield, UK: 3rd Biennial Institute of Work Psychology International Conference (IWP), 26-29 Jun 2012
  • Tuck M. and Malinen S. (2012) Employee engagement: The role of perceived investment in employee development and organisational outcomes. Sheffield, UK: 3rd Biennial Institute of Work Psychology International Conference (IWP), 26-29 Jun 2012
  • Dakin S. and Malinen S. (2011) The key to successful coaching? Exploring the coach-coachee relationship. Queenstown, New Zealand: New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference 2011, 20-23 Aug 2011
  • Malinen S., Wright SL. and Cammock P. (2011) Organisational engagement during times of change: its antecedents and influence on turnover intentions. Brisbane, Australia: 9th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference (IOP), 23-26 Jun 2011
  • Malinen S. and Johnston L. (2010) Immigrant expectations and perceptions of New Zealand work-related practices. Melbourne, Australia: 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, 11-16 Jul 2010
  • Willis GM., Malinen S. and Johnston L. (2010) Dangerous predator released: the media's impact on community attitudes towards sex offenders. Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) 29th Annual Research and Treatment Conference, 20-23 Oct 2010
  • Malinen S. and Johnston L. (2009) Investigating attitudes towards older workers. Oslo, Norway: 11th European Congress of Psychology, 7-10 Jul 2009
  • Malinen S. and Johnston L. (2008) Ageism in a workplace context: Investigating attitudes towards older workers. Wellington, New Zealand: Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP 2008), 27-30 Mar 2008
  • Malinen S. and Johnston L. (2008) Investigating implicit attitudes towards older and younger workers. Opatija, Croatia: 15th General meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology (EAESP), 10-14 Jun 2008
  • Malinen S. and Johnston L. (2008) Workaholism and Work-based beliefs amongst New Zealand and Immigrant workers in New Zealand. Christchurch, New Zealand: The Annual Conference of The New Zealand Psychological Society, 29-31 Aug 2008
  • Malinen S. and Johnston L. (2006) Malleability of implicit attitudes towards overweight people. Tampere, Finland: Psykologia 2006 Conference, 23-25 Aug 2006
  • Malinen S. and Johnston L. (2006) The malleability of implicit attitudes towards overweight people. Canberra, Australia: Society of Australasian Social Psychology Conference, 1-1 Apr 2006