Department of Counseling and Human Development
University of Haifa
Prof. Anit Somech is an organizational psychologist, and the Head of Educational Leadership & Policy Department, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel. Anit Somech received her first degree in Psychology and Statistics (1983), and a M.A in Educational -Clinical Psychology (1988) at the University of Haifa. She received her Ph.D. degree in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, at the Technion, the Israel Institute for Technology, with an emphasis on Behavioral Sciences and Management (1994). Her Ph.D. Dissertation focused on the social loafing phenomenon compared to organizational citizenship behavior from a cross-cultural perspective. The main implication of this study is that group-based motivational techniques should be adapted to the cultural values prevalent in the work context. Her research focuses on work motivation. Specifically, she investigates (a) Participative leadership, (b) organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) at the individual, team, and organizational level, and (c) team work. The President and the Rector's Advisor for Advancing Women in Science at the University of Haifa.
(a) Participative leadership, (b) organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) at the individual, team, and organizational level, and (c) team work.