Official Title: Assistant Professor | Programme Coordinator for the Bachelor of Psychology

Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences


Short Bio

Maria Rita Silva's (Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Human Resources Management and Development, Master of Social and Organisational Psychology ISCTE- Lisbon University Institute) major research interests include organisational justice and power dynamics within organisations, cross-cultural psychology and management, employee well-being, and sustainability. Prof. Maria Rita teaches the Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and Master of Organisational Psychology, modules mainly related to Statistics, Cross-cultural Psychology, and Organisational Psychology.


Silva, M. R. (2023) Human resources management and employees’ relations in Angola: challenges and opportunities. In C. Mordi, H. A. Ajonbadi & O. D. Adokoya (Eds.) Employee relations and trade unions in Africa: a critical approach. Palgrave Macmillian.

Roque, H. C., Silva, M. R., Ramos, M., & Caetano, A. (2017). Valores societais em Portugal: Replicação do Projeto Globe 17 anos depois e implicações para a gestão. International Journal of Marketing, Communication and New Media. 5(9), 24-42.

Silva, M. R., & Caetano, A. (2016) Organizational justice across cultures: A review of four decades of research and directions for the future. Social Justice Research, 29(3), 257-287. 

Silva, M. R.; Roque, H. C., & Caetano, A. (2015). Culture in Angola: Insights for Human Resources management. Cross-cultural Management: An International Journal, 22(2), 166-186. 

Silva, M. R., Caetano, A. (2014). Distributive and interactional organizational justice between the years 2000 and 2008: What changes and what remains the same? Journal of Organizational Change Management, 27(1), 23-40. 

Silva, M. R., Caetano, A., & Zhou, Q., (2012). (In)Justice context and work satisfaction: The mediating role of justice judgments. International Journal of Business Science & Applied Management, 7 (1) 15-2 


Year 1 Master
Year 2 Bachelor
3 credits
Year 3 Bachelor
Year 4 Bachelor
5 credits