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Dr Jennifer Lajom


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2314, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.376
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2314
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.376  


Dr. Jennifer Ann L. Lajom is a Lecturer of Management in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University.


Jen received her PhD in Organisational Behaviour at the Australian National University. Her research interests include workplace passion and motivation, supports and barriers in career development, and performance and well-being outcomes. She has published in Human Relations (A*, FT50 Journals),the Journal of Vocational Behavior (A*) and the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (A*). During her doctoral candidacy, Jen also served in various academic roles such as lead tutor, guest lecturer, research associate, and doctoral representative for HDR students. Prior to obtaining her PhD, she worked as HR staff of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, UFJ (Manila Branch) and taught Psychology undergraduate and postgraduate students in De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines.

  • Theme two: Society and Culture; Workplace passion, performance and career outcomes
  • Theme one: Health; Well-being at work
  • Member, Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Australian National University, 2016.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Lajom, J., Restubog, SL., Teng-Calleja, M., Habaradas, R., Esquivel-Saldivar, MC., (2018), Human Resource Management in India and the Philippines. Routledge Handbook of Human Resource Management in Asia, 373-391, Abingdon, UK, Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Amarnani, RK., Lajom, J., Restubog, SL., Capezio, A., (2020), Consumed by obsession: Career adaptability resources and the performance consequences of obsessive passion and harmonious passion for work. Human Relations, 73(6), 811-836, DOI: 10.1177/0018726719844812.
  • Lajom, J., Amarnani, RK., Restubog, SL., Bordia, P., Tang, RL., (2018), Dualistic Passion for Work and Its Impact on Career Outcomes: Scale Validation and Nomological Network. Journal of Career Assessment, 26(4), 631-648, DOI: 10.1177/1069072717723096.
  • Chih, Y., Kiazad, K., Cheng, D., Lajom, J., Restubog, SL., (2017), Feeling Positive and Productive: Role of Supervisor-Worker Relationship in Predicting Construction Workers’ Performance in the Philippines. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(8), article no. 04017049, Virginia, USA, American Society of Civil Engineers, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001346.
  • Guan, P., Capezio, A., Restubog, S., Read, S., Lajom, J., Li, M., (2016), The role of traditionality in the relationships among parental support, career decision-making self-efficacy and career adaptability. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 94(June), 114-123, Academic Press Inc, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2016.02.018.
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