The Effects of Morality on Employee Stress and Health
In this research program we look at the relationship between morality and employee stress. Research has found consistently negative effects of unfair treatment on worker physical and psychological health but the reasons are not entirely clear. We are currently looking to moral emotions as an explanation. Ongoing projects in this area are looking at:
Our work on workplace unfairness and health has been covered by the Wall Street Journal and Fox Business News.
Structural Origins of
This program of research asks a simple question. Why is one job's conditions more favorable (e.g., less demanding, safer, more autonomous, more supportive) than those of another job? These conditions seem to vary as a function of occupations, work group and organizational membership, and industry, among other things, all of which can be considered through the lens of organizational systems. Specific projects in this area are looking or have looked at:
Work-Family Conflict and Enrichment in the U.S. and China
Our research in this area focuses on the conflict and spillover across work and family roles. We are particularly interested in cultural differences between traditionally Western countries and China. Through our research collaborations with the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, projects have looked at or are currently looking at: