Carol Kulik

Carol T. Kulik is a Research Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of South Australia Business School and a senior researcher within the Centre for Workplace Excellence. 

Her research focuses on understanding how human resource management interventions influence the fair treatment of people in organisations – especially mature-age workers.

Showcase project

Mature-age workers and stereotype threat: The project investigates the organizational contexts that are most likely to induce or inhibit concerns about age stereotypes. 

Ongoing research projects

  1. Help wanted: The project examines mature-age jobseekers’ reactions to recruitment advertising (text and photos in recruitment ads).
  2. Intention to retire trajectories: The project investigates how management support can retain healthy mature-age employees beyond traditional retirement ages.

Publications pertaining to work and ageing

  • Kulik, C. T., Perera, S., & Cregan, C. (2016). Engage me: The mature-age worker and stereotype threat.  Academy of Management Journal, 59, 2132-2156.
  • Welsh, J., Strazdins, L. Charlesworth, S., Kulik, C.T., & Butterworth, P. (2016). Health or harm? A cohort study of the importance of job quality in extended workforce participation by older adults. BMC Public Health, 16, 885-898.
  • Perera, S., Sardeshmukh, S. R., & Kulik, C. T.  (2015). In or out: Job exits of older workers.  Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 53, 4-21.
  • Kulik, C. T. (2014). Spotlight on the context: How a stereotype threat framework might help organizations to attract and retain older workers.  Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7, 456-461.
  • Kulik, C. T., Ryan, S., Harper, S., & George, G. (2014). From the editors: Aging populations and management.  Academy of Management Journal, 57, 929-935.
  • Roberson, L., & Kulik, C. T.  (2007).  Stereotype threat at work.  Academy of Management Perspectives, 21, 24-40.
  • Kulik, C. T., Perry, E. L., & Bourhis, A. C.  (2000). Ironic evaluation processes:  Effects of thought suppression on evaluations of older job applicants. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 21, 689-711.
  • Perry, E. L., Kulik, C. T., & Zhou, J. (1999). A closer look at the effects of subordinate-supervisor age differences. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 20, 341-357.