Ridwan Saptoto M.A.

PhD student
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My PhD research focus is expanding the understanding of leader and member communication exchange dynamics in the work setting. There are many leadership style theories, however, very little understanding is known about communication between leader and follower. I believe that communication is the way leader inspiring and motivating employees, regardless leadership style used by the leader because communication is the core of human relationship. This trigger me to conduct a research on leader communication and its’ impact to the attitudes, emotional condition, and behavior of the subordinates. I study not only positive communication impact of leader to the employees, but also negative communication impact to them because I want to know the strength impact difference between positive and negative communication exchange. In further research, I want to know how subordinates cope negative communication exchange and how team influences the personal resources of member receiving negative communication exchange.        


  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Leadership
  • Communication Exchange 
  • Emotional Intelligence 
  • Coping 


    • HIMPSI (Indonesian Psychological Association)
    • APIO (Indonesian Industrial and Organizational Psychology Association)
    • API (Indonesian Islamic Psychology Association)


      Saptoto, R. (2018). Communication and Leader Decision Making: Case Study of NOKIA Downfall. In A. K. Putri, K. W. Yuniarti & Subandi (eds.), Current psychology issues in Indonesia. Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press.

      A’yuninnisa, R. N., & Saptoto, R. (2015). The effects of pay satisfaction and affective commitment on turnover intention. International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology, vol. 4 (2), 57-70.

      Saptoto, R. (2014). Psychology Role in Industrial and Organizational World: Past, Present, and Future. In S. Wimbarti & L. Chizanah (eds.), Current psychology development. Yogyakarta: Beta Offset.

      Saptoto, R. (2013). Coping style of non-tenured lecturers. Paper presented at 10th Biennial Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology, Yogyakarta, DIY, Indonesia.

      Saptoto, R. (2011). Organization commitment and factor underlying (A case study of contract lecturer in government's university).Paper presented at National Seminar of Psychology Role in Boundaryless Organization, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia.

      Saptoto, R. (2010).  The relationship between emotional intelligence and adaptive coping. Jurnal Psikologi, vol. 37(1), 13-22.

      Saptoto, R. (2010). Creative adaptation pattern and factor underlying (A case study of contract lecturer in government's university). Paper presented at APIO International Seminar and Conference IV, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia.