Patrick Garcia

Patrick Garcia is a Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior in the Department of Management at Macquarie University.

His research interests include workplace aggression and deviance, career self-efficacy across the lifespan, and psychological contracts of older workers.

Showcase project

Broken Promises at Work: This study examines the effects of perceptions of psychological contract breach on two wellbeing indicators of older workers: psychological distress and insomnia.

Ongoing research projects

  1. The consequences of ageism at work and HR discriminatory practices. 
  2. The psychological contract orientations of older workers. 
  3. The experience of psychological contract breach among older workers. 

Publications pertaining to work and ageing

  • Garcia, P.R.J.M., Milkovits, M., & Bordia, P. (2014). The impact of work-family conflict on late-career workers’ intentions to continue paid employment: A social cognitive career theory approach. Journal of Career Assessment, 22, 682-699.