Psychological Safety in Working Environments

Psychological Safety in Working Environments

Psychological Safety in Working Environments


An outline of your themes essentially serves as the outline for your literature review. Establishing the structure of your outline enables you to develop a line of reasoning that justifies your research problem. Your themes may have sub-themes or sub-topics, which serve to break your high-level themes in more comprehensible and discrete ideas. There are various ways to outline or organize your literature review—it will depend on how you group the themes. You may want to also consider using a graphic organizer or concept map to help you map out and determine a structure of your themes. Psychological Safety in Working Environments

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review Chapter 8, “Synthesizing Literature Prior to Writing a Review” (pp. 73–80), in the Galvan text.
  • Review Chapter 5, “Prospectus” (pp. 40–41), in the Stadtlander text.
  • Review the following web resources:
    • “Writing a Paper: Outlining”
    • “Making an Outline”
    • “How to Make an Outline”







add a little more detail to your labels of your themes. What about psychological safety is the theme from those articles you listed? Same with leadership. What is it about leadership that is the theme you are seeing in the research?



Theme: Workplace environment

Barker, K. C. (2017). Sexual harassment experience, psychological climate, and sex effect on the perception of safety (Doctoral dissertation, Walden University).


Dollard, M. F., Dormann, C., Tuckey, M. R., &Escartín, J. (2017). Psychosocial safety climate (PSC) and enacted PSC for workplace bullying and psychological health problem reduction. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology26(6), 844-857.


Idris, M. A., Dollard, M. F., Coward, J., &Dormann, C. (2012). Psychosocial safety climate: Conceptual distinctiveness and effect on job demands and worker psychological health. Safety Science50(1), 19-28.


Theme: Psychological safety

Kim, S., Lee, H., &Connerton, T. P. (2020). How Psychological Safety Affects Team Performance: Mediating Role of Efficacy and Learning Behavior. Frontiers in psychology11, 1581.


Silla, I., &Gamero, N. (2018). Psychological safety climate and professional drivers’ well-being: the mediating role of time pressure. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour53, 84-92.


Edmondson, A. C. (2018). The fearless organization: Creating psychological safety in the workplace for learning, innovation, and growth. John Wiley & Sons.


Hu, J., Erdogan, B., Jiang, K., Bauer, T. N., & Liu, S. (2018). Leader humility and team creativity: the role of team information sharing, psychological safety, and power distance. Journal of Applied Psychology103(3), 313.



Theme: Leadership

Wang, Y., Liu, J., & Zhu, Y. (2018). Humble leadership, psychological safety, knowledge sharing, and follower creativity: a cross-level investigation. Frontiers in psychology9, 1727.


Butler, R. W. (2020).  Enhancing Leadership Strategies to Reduce Stress on Employees for Organizational Success. ScholarWorks | Walden UniversityResearch.


Yang, Y., Li, Z., Liang, L., & Zhang, X. (2019). Why and when paradoxical leader behavior impacts employee creativity: Thriving at work and psychological safety. Current Psychology, 1-12.




There is a great deal of information on psychological safety, and how it effects leadership.  There seems to be a lack of information when it comes to psychological safety when it comes to the Department of Energy, or even government workers.


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