Dr Belgin Okay-Somerville

  • Senior Lecturer (Management)

Biography

Belgin joined the Adam Smith Business School as Lecturer in Human Resource Management in January 2017. Prior to this appointment, she took lectureship posts in Stirling Management School (2014 - 2017) and the University of Aberdeen Business School (2012 - 2014). Belgin is a work psychologist by training and received a BSc Psychology at the University of Nottingham, and an MA Industrial/Organisational Psychology at Koc University in Turkey. Her teaching and research covers various areas of work and vocational psychology and human resource management.

Belgin's main research interests centre around understanding individuals (in particular university graduates) experience of work and career progression. Her PhD research (University of Strathclyde, 2013) aimed to understand contemporary graduate careers and examined job quality in graduate labour market, the role of career self-management for securing good first jobs upon graduation and the impact of early underemployment on later career progression.

 

Research interests

Belgin is a member of the Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Youth employment
  • Graduate labour market
  • University-to-work transitions
  • Graduate/student wellbeing
  • Employability
  • Career development/mobility/transition
  • Labour market entry
  • Job search and work-related wellbeing
  • Job quality and skills (under)utilisation
  • Underemployment/overqualification
  • Strategic human resource management

Publications

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Number of items: 23.

2021

Okay-Somerville, B. (2021) What can human resource management tell us about sustainable youth employment? EAWOP In Practice, 15(3), pp. 193-206.

Okay-Somerville, B. , Selenko, E. and Searle, R. (2021) Work and organisational issues affecting young workers. In: Braddick, O. (ed.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190236557 (Accepted for Publication)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Carter, A. (2021) Special issue on young people’s work, employment and careers. EAWOP in Practice, 15(2), pp. 81-87.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2021) Focused for some, exploratory for others: job search strategies and successful university-to-work transitions in the context of labour market ambiguity. Journal of Career Development, (doi: 10.1177/08948453211016058) (Early Online Publication)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Arman, G. (2021) Senior executive women’s views on female solidarity: the role of perceived gender salience. In: Marques, J. (ed.) Exploring Gender at Work: Multiple Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 339-359. ISBN 9783030643188 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-64319-5)

2020

Okay-Somerville, B. , Allison, I., Luchinskaya, D. and Scholarios, D. (2020) Disentangling the impact of social disadvantage on ‘becoming employable’: evidence from STEM student university-to-work transitions. Studies in Higher Education, (doi: 10.1080/03075079.2020.1767052) (Early Online Publication)

2019

Okay-Somerville, B. , Scholarios, D. and Sosu, E. (2019) Young workers’ job satisfaction in Europe. In: Furåker, B. and Håkansson, K. (eds.) Work Orientations: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings. Series: Routledge studies in management, organizations and society. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 193-218. ISBN 9780815383291

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2019) A multilevel examination of skills‐oriented human resource management and perceived skill utilization during recession: implications for the well‐being of all workers. Human Resource Management, 58(2), pp. 139-154. (doi: 10.1002/hrm.21941)

2018

Okay-Somerville, B. , Dudau, A. , Favotto, A. , Du, M., McMaster, R. and Morgan-Thomas, A. (2018) Adam Smith Cared and We Should Too: Our Duty of Care for Student Wellbeing and Resilience. Academy of Management, Teaching and Learning Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, 10-14 Aug 2018.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2018) Can Career Self-management Overcome Labour Market Disadvantage for Non-professional Degree Graduates? In: Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, 10-14 Aug 2018, (doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2018.13385symposium)

Okay-Somerville, B. , Allison, I., Scholarios, D. and Caira, T. (2018) Demographic Influences in the Strategies Used to Support the Transition to Employment in STEM. Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy, Hull, UK, 28-29 Jun 2018.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2018) The Role of Career Self-management During University-to-work Transitions. Institute of Work Psychology International Conference 2018, Sheffield, UK, 19-21 Jun 2018.

Taheri, B., Maxwell Stuart, R. and Okay-Somerville, B. (2018) Perceived Employability in Non-Western Context: The Role of Core Self-evaluations and Career Self-management. Institute of Work Psychology International Conference 2018, Sheffield, UK, 19-21 Jun 2018.

2017

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2017) The Role of Enriched Job Design for Improving Work-related Attitudes of the Underemployed. European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM 2017), Glasgow, UK, 21-24 Jun 2017. (Unpublished)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2017) Emotional Barriers to Job Search Success: Job Search Anxiety during University-to-Work Transitions. In: Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, 04-18 Aug 2017, pp. 15-23. (doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2017.12805symposium)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2017) Job Search Anxiety and Perceived Barriers to Labour Market Entry. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 17-20 May 2017.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2017) Position, possession or process? Understanding objective and subjective employability during university-to-work transitions. Studies in Higher Education, 42(7), pp. 1275-1291. (doi: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1091813)

2016

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2016) Configurational Effects of Pre-Recession High Performance Work Practices on Post-Recession Performance in the UK Service Sector. In: BAM 2016: Thriving in Turbulent Times, Newcastle, UK, 06-08 Sep 2016,

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2016) High Performance Management and Organisational Performance in the Service Sector: A Lagged-Effect and Skills-Based Contingency Approach. Institute of Work Psychology International Conference 2016, Sheffield, UK, 21-23 June.

2015

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2015) Career self-management, perceived employability and employment success during university-to-work transitions: A Social Cognitive Career Theory perspective. Zarzadzanie Zasobami Ludzkimi = Human Resource Management, 107(6), pp. 33-60.

2014

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2014) Career Exploration and Employment Success: a Function of Perceived Contextual Barriers? Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference 2014, Honolulu, HI, USA, 15-17 May 2014. (Unpublished)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2014) Coping with career boundaries and boundary-crossing in the graduate labour market. Career Development International, 19(6), 668 -682. (doi: 10.1108/CDI-12-2013-0144)

2013

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2013) Shades of grey: Understanding job quality in emerging graduate occupations. Human Relations, 66(4), pp. 555-585. (doi: 10.1177/0018726712465094)

This list was generated on Fri Jan 21 08:34:03 2022 GMT.
Number of items: 23.

Articles

Okay-Somerville, B. (2021) What can human resource management tell us about sustainable youth employment? EAWOP In Practice, 15(3), pp. 193-206.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Carter, A. (2021) Special issue on young people’s work, employment and careers. EAWOP in Practice, 15(2), pp. 81-87.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2021) Focused for some, exploratory for others: job search strategies and successful university-to-work transitions in the context of labour market ambiguity. Journal of Career Development, (doi: 10.1177/08948453211016058) (Early Online Publication)

Okay-Somerville, B. , Allison, I., Luchinskaya, D. and Scholarios, D. (2020) Disentangling the impact of social disadvantage on ‘becoming employable’: evidence from STEM student university-to-work transitions. Studies in Higher Education, (doi: 10.1080/03075079.2020.1767052) (Early Online Publication)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2019) A multilevel examination of skills‐oriented human resource management and perceived skill utilization during recession: implications for the well‐being of all workers. Human Resource Management, 58(2), pp. 139-154. (doi: 10.1002/hrm.21941)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2017) Position, possession or process? Understanding objective and subjective employability during university-to-work transitions. Studies in Higher Education, 42(7), pp. 1275-1291. (doi: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1091813)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2015) Career self-management, perceived employability and employment success during university-to-work transitions: A Social Cognitive Career Theory perspective. Zarzadzanie Zasobami Ludzkimi = Human Resource Management, 107(6), pp. 33-60.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2014) Coping with career boundaries and boundary-crossing in the graduate labour market. Career Development International, 19(6), 668 -682. (doi: 10.1108/CDI-12-2013-0144)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2013) Shades of grey: Understanding job quality in emerging graduate occupations. Human Relations, 66(4), pp. 555-585. (doi: 10.1177/0018726712465094)

Book Sections

Okay-Somerville, B. , Selenko, E. and Searle, R. (2021) Work and organisational issues affecting young workers. In: Braddick, O. (ed.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190236557 (Accepted for Publication)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Arman, G. (2021) Senior executive women’s views on female solidarity: the role of perceived gender salience. In: Marques, J. (ed.) Exploring Gender at Work: Multiple Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 339-359. ISBN 9783030643188 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-64319-5)

Okay-Somerville, B. , Scholarios, D. and Sosu, E. (2019) Young workers’ job satisfaction in Europe. In: Furåker, B. and Håkansson, K. (eds.) Work Orientations: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings. Series: Routledge studies in management, organizations and society. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 193-218. ISBN 9780815383291

Conference or Workshop Item

Okay-Somerville, B. , Dudau, A. , Favotto, A. , Du, M., McMaster, R. and Morgan-Thomas, A. (2018) Adam Smith Cared and We Should Too: Our Duty of Care for Student Wellbeing and Resilience. Academy of Management, Teaching and Learning Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, 10-14 Aug 2018.

Okay-Somerville, B. , Allison, I., Scholarios, D. and Caira, T. (2018) Demographic Influences in the Strategies Used to Support the Transition to Employment in STEM. Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy, Hull, UK, 28-29 Jun 2018.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2018) The Role of Career Self-management During University-to-work Transitions. Institute of Work Psychology International Conference 2018, Sheffield, UK, 19-21 Jun 2018.

Taheri, B., Maxwell Stuart, R. and Okay-Somerville, B. (2018) Perceived Employability in Non-Western Context: The Role of Core Self-evaluations and Career Self-management. Institute of Work Psychology International Conference 2018, Sheffield, UK, 19-21 Jun 2018.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2017) The Role of Enriched Job Design for Improving Work-related Attitudes of the Underemployed. European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM 2017), Glasgow, UK, 21-24 Jun 2017. (Unpublished)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2017) Job Search Anxiety and Perceived Barriers to Labour Market Entry. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 17-20 May 2017.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2016) High Performance Management and Organisational Performance in the Service Sector: A Lagged-Effect and Skills-Based Contingency Approach. Institute of Work Psychology International Conference 2016, Sheffield, UK, 21-23 June.

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2014) Career Exploration and Employment Success: a Function of Perceived Contextual Barriers? Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference 2014, Honolulu, HI, USA, 15-17 May 2014. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2018) Can Career Self-management Overcome Labour Market Disadvantage for Non-professional Degree Graduates? In: Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, 10-14 Aug 2018, (doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2018.13385symposium)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2017) Emotional Barriers to Job Search Success: Job Search Anxiety during University-to-Work Transitions. In: Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, 04-18 Aug 2017, pp. 15-23. (doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2017.12805symposium)

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2016) Configurational Effects of Pre-Recession High Performance Work Practices on Post-Recession Performance in the UK Service Sector. In: BAM 2016: Thriving in Turbulent Times, Newcastle, UK, 06-08 Sep 2016,

This list was generated on Fri Jan 21 08:34:03 2022 GMT.

Grants

  • 2021     COVID Impact Mitigation Fund, University of Glasgow (£7,986.8, Principal investigator)
  • 2021     College Research Fund, University of Glasgow (£1,500, Principal investigator)
  • 2020     European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology (€3581, Principal investigator), Small Group Meeting on Young people’s work, employment and careers
  • 2020     ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (£4542.00, Principal investigator) Improving the Quality of Youth Employment: Lessons from Work Psychology Research
  • 2019     Radboud-Glasgow Collaboration Fund, Short-term staff mobility, £1520
  • 2017     ESRC Training Bursary (2017)
  • 2014     British Academy Small Research Grant (lead applicant): University-to-work transitions: the role of career self-management in graduate employability and employment success, Co-applicant: Professor Dora Scholarios (University of Strathclyde), July 2014 - August 2017.
  • 2014     Principal’s Excellence Fund, University of Aberdeen 
  • 2013     ESRC Training Bursary 

Supervision

Belgin is interested in supervising PhD projects focusing on work psychology and strategic human resource management, covering the following:

  • Graduate labour market
  • University-to-work transitions
  • Graduate/student wellbeing
  • Employability
  • Career development/mobility/transition
  • Labour market entry
  • Job search and work-related wellbeing
  • Job quality and skills (under)utilisation
  • Underemployment/overqualification
  • Strategic human resource management

Current supervision

Teaching

Belgin’s teaching spans various aspects of strategic human resource management, organisational behaviour, work psychology and vocational psychology. 

 

Additional information

Belgin's professional affiliations include:

  • Academic Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
  • Recognising Excellence in Teaching Fellow, University of Glasgow
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Full member of European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology
  • Member of Academy of Management Careers Division
  • Member of Academy of Management Organisational Behaviour Division
  • Member of Academy of Management Human Resources Division

Belgin's current roles within University of Glasgow include:

  • Director of Internationalisation, Adam Smith Business School
  • Athena Swan Student Subgroup Lead
  • Member of University of Glasgow Senate

Belgin's external roles include:

  • External examiner, University of Edinburgh, MSc HRM and IHRM
  • Member of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Peer Review College
  • Associate editor, EAWOP In Practice
  • Young employment lead, EAWOP Impact Incubator
  • Guest editor, EAWOP In Practice, Special Issue on Youth Employment (2020/21)
  • Academy of Management, Teaching and Learning Committee, Out-going Committee Co-chair (2020/21)
  • Academy of Management, Teaching and Learning Committee, Committee Co-chair (2020/21)
  • Academy of Management, Teaching and Learning Committee, Programme Co-chair (2019/20)
  • EAWOP Advisory Committee
  • Academy of Management, Teaching and Learning Committee, Communications Co-Chair (2018/19)
  • Academy of Management, Teaching and Learning Committee, Representative-at-Large (2017/18)           
  • KU Leuven Research Council Expert Reviewer (2016)
  • Business and Management Pathway Representative for University of Aberdeen: ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (2013/14)
  • Associate editor, Europe’s Journal of Psychology (since 2009)

Belgin has received an Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Acadamy of Management Careers Division in 2013, 2013, 2017 and 2020.