Official Title: Adjunct Assistant Professor

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences and Education


Short Bio

Maria Rita Silva is a Master in Social and Organizational Psychology and a Ph.D. in Human Resources Management and Development from ISCTE- Lisbon University Institute. This Ph.D. investigated how people from different cultures develop perceptions about how fairly they are treated at work. Has been teaching modules in the areas of Cross-cultural research, Gender studies, Research methodology and statistics, and Organizational Psychology, among others. Participated in several research projects about work attitudes and behaviors, as well as a number of international conferences, and published in academic journals. Recently, Maria Rita Silva has been appointed as Chair of USJ's Green Committee, working in the area of sustainability and coordinating the contributions of USJ for the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


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