Module Details

Module Code: BEHV C3313
Module Title: Organisational Behaviour 1
Title: Organisational Behaviour 1
Module Level:: 7
Credits:: 5
Module Coordinator: Martin Meagher
Module Author:: Anne OConnor
Module Description: This course deals with human behaviour in a variety of organisations. Conceptual frameworks, case discussions, and skill-oriented activities are applied to each topic. The module aims to help students gain an understanding of the OB model, psychometric frameworks, motivational theories and applications, group theory and its application to increasing group performance.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Students will gain an understanding of the individual, group and organisational level variables across cultures and their applications to improving organisational relationships and performance.
LO2 Students will acquire self-knowledge on psychometric and motivational dimensions, as these apply to human behaviour in organisations internationally.
LO3 Students will develop skills in diagnosing and solving organisational challenges relating to occupational choice and motivating individuals and teams, in light of intercultural dimensions.
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Additional Requisite Information
No Co Requisites listed
Indicative Content
The OB Model
An introduction to the interplay of individual, group, and organisational level variables and their effect on organisational behaviour, effectiveness, and employee wellbeing.
Individual differences and their relevance to work
Personality, psychometric tests, values; Motivation to work - needs and process theories; Job design as empowering motivational tool.
People, processes and performance
Group effectiveness, Belbin's team roles, groupthink, stages of group formation, group phenomena and dynamics, groupthink, synergy, social psychology experiments, communication, conflict and negotiation in organisations.
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%


Full Time

Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Examination % of Total Mark 20
Timing Week 7 Learning Outcomes 1,2
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 80
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcomes 1,2,3
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Project (Case Study, Essay, or analogous task)
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Category Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Learning Non Contact No Description Every Week 6.00 6
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Category Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 1.50 1.5
Independent Learning Non Contact No Description Every Week 7.50 7.5
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Stephen P. Robbins,Timothy A. Judge. (2018), Organizational Behavior, any after 2011. As indicated, Pearson, p.768, [ISBN: 9780134729329].
  • Laurie J. Mullins,Jacqueline E. McLean. Organisational Behaviour in the Workplace, any edition from ninth onwards. [ISBN: 9781292245485].
  • Organizational Behavior, [ISBN: 9781946135155].
  • Frank J. Landy,Jeffrey M. Conte. (2010), Work in the 21st Century, John Wiley & Sons, p.669, [ISBN: 9781405190251].
  • Derek Salman Pugh. (2007), Organization Theory, Penguin UK, p.700, [ISBN: 9780141032702].
  • Mary Jo Hatch,Ann L. Cunliffe. (2013), Organization Theory, Oxford University Press, p.351, [ISBN: 9780199640379].
  • Edwin Locke. (2009), Handbook of Principles of Organizational Behavior, John Wiley & Sons, p.651, [ISBN: 9780470740958].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Gregory Moorhead,Ricky W. Griffin. (2010), Organizational Behavior, any edition after 2011. South Western Educational Publishing, p.568, [ISBN: 9780324827316].
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • Journal articles as assigned.
Other Resources
  • Case studies as assigned.
Discussion Note: