Faculty & staff

Prof Renier Steyn

Professor
Tel: 011 652 0254
E-mail: steynr@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Industrial and Personnel Psychology (PU for CHE, 2002)
  • D.Litt. et Phil. Psychology (UNISA, 2006)
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration (NWU, 2014)

NRF Rating

C3

Fields of academic interests

  • Human resources management – Performance management
  • Diversity in the workplace – Sex differences

Field of Specialisation

  • Human resources management – Performance management
  • Diversity in the workplace – Sex differences

Journal articles

  • Hind, C. & Steyn, R. (2015).  Transformational leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit. Alternation: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa, 22(1), 12-34.
  • Hind, C. & Steyn, R. (2015). Corporate entrepreneurial activity: Distilling the concept. The Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 7, 69-87.
  • Matete, L. & Steyn, R. (Accepted). Definition of leadership in Africa within the twenty-first century context: Empirical research on leadership in Africa. Alternation: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa, X(X), xx.
  • Nel, J. & Steyn, R. (2012). The effects of female parliamentary representation and gender quotas on scholastic empowerment of girls in sub-Sahara Africa: A test of the effects of in-group bias. International Journal of Psychology, 47, 310 (Abstract only).
  • Schutte, F. & Steyn, R. (2015). Business coaching: Research and design strategies. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 4(2), no page.
  • Schutte, F. & Steyn, R. (2015). The scientific building blocks of business coaching: A literature review. SA Journal of Human Resource Management, 13(1) Art. #657, 11 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajhrm.v13i1.657
  • Sethibe, T.G. & Steyn, R. (2015). The relationship between leadership styles, innovation and organizational performance: A systematic review. South African Journal for Economic and Management Science, 18(3), 325-337. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/ 2222-3436/2015/v18n3a3
  • Sethibe, T.G. & Steyn, R. (2016). Innovation and organisational performance: A critical review of the instruments used to measure organisational performance. Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 8(1), a50. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajesbm.v8i1.50
  • Sethibe, T.G. & Steyn, R. (2016). Organisational climate, innovation and performance: A systematic review. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies, 2(2), 1-14. DOI: 10.1177/2393957516646287
  • Sethibe, T.G. & Steyn, R. (2017). The impact of leadership styles and the components of leadership styles on innovative behaviour. International Journal of Innovation Management, 21(1), 1750015 (19 pages). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S1363919617500153
  • Solomon, A. & Steyn. R. (accepted). Cultural Intelligence: Concepts and definition statements. SA Journal of Business Management.
  • Solomon, A. & Steyn. R. (accepted). Exploring cultural intelligence truths: A systematic review. SA Journal of Human Resources Management.
  • Solomon, A. & Steyn. R. (accepted). Leadership style effectiveness: Does cultural intelligence moderate the relationship? Acta Commercii
  • Solomon, A. & Steyn. R. (accepted). The relationship between subordinate cultural identity, leader cultural intelligence and empowering and directive leadership. Journal of Contemporary Management
  • Steyn, R. & Grobler, A. (2014). The relationship between human resource practices and employee attitudes in a travel agency. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 3(1): 1-10.
  • Steyn, R. & Grobler, S. (2016). Sex and work engagement: A study across 27 South African companies. Journal of Contemporary Management, 13, 461-481.
  • Steyn, R. & Jackson, L.T.B. (2014). Gender-based discrimination during appointments, promotions and remuneration: Views of South African managers. South African Journal of Labour Relations, 38(2), 48-69. 
  • Steyn, R. & Jackson, L.T.B. (2015). Differences between managers’ and employees’ perceptions of gender-based discrimination in a selection of South African organisations. Alternation: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa, 22(1), 96-113.
  • Steyn, R. & Jackson, L.T.B. (2015). Gender-based discrimination in South Africa: A quantitative analysis of fairness of remuneration. South-African Journal for Economic and Management Science, 18(2), 190-205.
  • Steyn, R. & Jackson, L.T.B. (2015). General employee perceptions of gender-based discrimination in a selection of South African organizations. Journal of Contemporary Management, 12, 734-756.
  • Steyn, R. & Janse van Vuuren, O. (2016). The relationship between quality of governance and foreign tourist numbers. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 5(4), a16. (10 pages). Online @ http//: www.ajhtl.com
  • Steyn, R. & Mynhardt, J.C. (2008). Factors that influence the forming of self-evaluation and self-efficacy perceptions. South African Journal of Psychology, 38(3), 563-573.
  • Steyn, R. & Nel, J.E. (2008). The effectiveness of psychometric selection criteria to reject applicants with high levels of suicide ideation from enlistment in the South African Police Service. Acta Criminologica, 21(1), 11-18.
  • Steyn, R. & Vawda, N. (2014). Job characteristics, job satisfaction, stress and depression. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 24(3): 281-285.
  • Steyn, R. & Visser, H. (2012). Who will protect us from the empty promises of "doctors" and "professors" who promise the world? New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy, 45, 46-48.
  • Steyn, R. & Vosloo, R. (2014). Maximizing research success through integrated multi-level research projects. The International Journal of Science in Society, 5(1), 43-52.
  • Steyn, R. (2008). Suicide prevention strategies: Do they influence the number of completed suicides. International Journal of Psychology, 43(3/4), 247.
  • Steyn, R. (2009). Re-designing the Solomon four-group: Can we improve on this exemplary model? Design Principals and Practice: An International Journal, 3(1), 383-398.
  • Steyn, R. (2009). Types and frequency of trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among rural police in South Africa. Acta Criminologica, 22(3), 139-148.
  • Steyn, R. (2011). Astrological signs and personality differences. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 21(3), 493-494.
  • Steyn, R. (2011). The abuse of alcohol and other substances by rural police in South Africa. Acta Criminologica, 24(1), 96-104.
  • Steyn, R. (2012). Adaptation of the Modern Racism Scale for use in South Africa. International Journal on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 11(5), 175-188.
  • Steyn, R. (2012). Astrological planetary alignment and personality differences: Saving us from ignorance. The International Journal of Science and Society, 4(1): 117-122.
  • Steyn, R. (2012). Expanding the suite of measures of gender-based discrimination: Gender differences in ablution facilities in South Africa. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, 15(2), 222-234.
  • Steyn, R. (2012). Gender differences in PTSD diagnostic criteria and suicidal ideation in a South African police sample.  Journal of Psychology in Africa, 22(2), 235-238.
  • Steyn, R. (2012). Human resource practices and employee attitudes: A study of individuals in ten South African companies. Alternation: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa, 5: 167-184.
  • Steyn, R. (2014). Gender-based discrimination as reflected in the laws of urinary segregation: Comparing facilities in South Africa’s major cities with those in East Coast cities in the United States of America. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 3(1): 1-18.
  • Steyn, R. (2015). Academic tourism from an equity theory perspective. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 4(2), no page.
  • Steyn, R. (2015). Gender-based discrimination in the configuration of restrooms at major airports in the United States of America, South Africa and China. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 4(1), no page.
  • Steyn, R. (2016). Assessing the optimal period in which to purchase airline tickets to international destinations departing from South Africa. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 5(2), no page. ISSN: 2223-814X
  • Steyn, R., Bezuidenhout, M., & Grobler, A. (Accepted). The relationship between human resource service delivery and affective organisational commitment: A comparative study of employees in the public and private sector, as well as state owned entities. SA Journal of Human Resource Management
  • Steyn, R., Vawda, N., Wyatt, G.E., Williams, J.K. & Madu, S.N. (2013). Posttraumatic stress disorder diagnostic criteria and suicidal ideation in a South African Police sample. African Journal of Psychiatry, 16: 19-22.
  • Terre Blanche, L. & Steyn, R. (2012). Female representation in parliament and gender-based budgeting and spending in sub-Sahara Africa. International Journal of Psychology, 47, 690 (Abstract only).
  • Vawda, N.B.M., Milburn, N.G., Steyn, R., & Zhang, M. (accepted). The development of a screening tool for the early identification of risk for suicidal behaviour among students in a developing country. Psychological Trauma.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Post-doctoral research fellow at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior - situated at the University of California (UCLA)
  • UNISA International Fellowship Programme
  • Chancellor's Prize for Excellence in Research
  • National Research Foundation Rating (C3)

Projects

  • Antecedents to innovation
  • Sex differences in the workplace