Dr. Samya Safdar

Dr. Samyia Safdar

Assistant Professor

Dr. Samyia completed the PhD degree in Management Sciences from University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China in 2018. After completing the Ph.D. degree, she joined the Academia. She last served as an assistant professor in Mohi-Ud-Din Islamic university. Currently she is working in Capital University of Science and Technology as assistant professor. Dr. Samyia has research interest in leadership, organizational behavior, and employee performance.

PhD HRM University of International Business and Economics, China 2018
MS Management Science COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan 2014
BBA Finance COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan 2012
Assistant Professor Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad Since – 2019
Assistant Professor Mohi-Ud-Din Islamic University, AJK May – September 19
1. Certificate of Most Outstanding Student in the international degree program among 2018 graduates.
2. Scholarship Award of Third Prize for Excellence in Academic Performance in 2014-2015 from University of International Business and Economics, China.
3. Merit Certificate awarded for Campus Bronze Medal in Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan.
  1. Leadership;
  2. Employee Performance;
  3. Organizational Behavior;
  4. Cross-Cultural Management.
1. PhD Phubbing in the workplace, exploring the role of rejection sensitivity in the relationship between supervisor pubbing and employee outcome
2. MS Impact of Project Manager’s Paternalistic Leadership style on Project Citizen Behavior with mediating role of Optimism & moderating role of Islamic Work Ethics
3. MS The Effect of Employee Proactive personality on Innovative Performance. The mediating role of Psychological Empowerment and Moderating Role of Punitive Supervision
4. MS Impact of Paradoxical Leadership on Employee Creativity with Mediation of Creative role identity and Moderation of Job Autonomy
5. MS Impact of Abusive leadership on Project Success with Mediating Role of Workplace Deviance and Moderating Role of Agreeableness
6. MS Impact of Shared Leadership on project team performance with the mediating role of Innovation and moderation role of task Uncertainty
7. MS Impact of Passive Leadership on Emotional Exhaustion with the Mediating Role of Workplace Incivility and Moderating Role of Affective Commitment
8. MS Impact of Inclusive Leadership on Project Citizenship Behavior with Mediating role of Psychological Capital and Moderating role of Collaborative Culture
9. MS Impact of Punitive Supervision on Turnover Intention: Mediating Role of Stress and Moderating Role of Resilience
1. Khan, J., Mubarak, N., Khattak, S. A., Safdar, S., & Jaafar, M. (2022). Despotic leadership and IT project efficiency: the role of resilience. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business.
2. Safdar, S., Faiz, S., & Mubarak, N. (2021). “A Two-Edged Sword”: Paternalistic Leadership and Nurses Performance: A Moderated Mediation Model. Frontiers in psychology, 12.
3. Faiz, S., Mubarak, N., Safdar, S., & Khan, J. (2022). A “Curates Egg” Perception of Politics: Why and When Organizational Politics Leads to Good and Bad Outcomes. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 34(4), 627-648.
4. Mubarak, N., Safdar, S., Faiz, S., Khan, J., & Jaafar, M. (2021). Impact of public health education on undue fear of COVID‐19 among nurses: The mediating role of psychological capital. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 30(2), 544-552.
5. Faiz, S., Safdar, S., & Mubarak, N. (2021). Impact of thriving at work on eustress and distress: career growth as mediator. European Journal of Training and Development, 46 (1/2), 178-193.
6. Mubarak, N., Khan, J., Safdar, S., Muhammad, S., & Riaz, A. (2021). Ethical leadership in project-based organizations of Pakistan: the role of psychological empowerment and Islamic work ethics. Management Research Review, 45(3), 281-299.
7. Safdar, S., & Liu, S. (2020). The influence of justice on commitment of Pakistani bankers: Job satisfaction as mediator. International Journal of Public Administration, 43(14), 1183-1193.
8. Safdar, S., Saghir, M. H., Faiz, S., Yasmin, M. R., & Mubarak, M. N. (2020). Trust in Leaders and Job Satisfaction of Health Care Workers: Linking Organizational Justice to Citizenship Behavior. The Journal of Social Sciences Research, 6(8), 737-744.
9. Safdar, S., & Liu, S. (2017). Effect of transformational leadership on employee creativity through organizational commitment. International Journal of Managerial Studies and Research, 61-67.
1. Effect of Organizational justice on Citizenship behavior through Job satisfaction and Trust. CUST International Business Research Conference, Pakistan. 19 December 2019.
2. A study of antecedents of abusive supervision. CUST International Business Research Conference, Pakistan. 19 December 2019.
3. Pakistani nurses’ loyalty: The role of paternalistic leadership and Follower Leader Identification. CUST International Business Research Conference, Pakistan. 30 December 2021.
4. Impact of Proactive Personality on Project Performance: The Mediating Role of Thriving at Work and Moderating Role of Collectivism. CUST International Business Research Conference, Pakistan. 30 December 2021.
5. Impact of Entrepreneurial Leadership on Project Success With the mediating role of Innovative Work Behavior and the moderating role of Openness to Experience. CUST International Business Research Conference, Pakistan. 30 December 2021. (Best paper award)

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