November 7, 2017

Current Projects

The EHWB-LAB partners with researchers in Industrial Organizational Psychology and Occupational Health Psychology from all over the country. A few of our current projects are described below.


1. Predictors of Time Banditry in Organizations – This study examines work-related attitudes, job characteristics, and personal traits as predictors of time banditry in organizational settings. This study is being done in collaboration with Dr. Thaddeus Rada-Bayne at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.

2. The Relationship of Job Characteristics and Personality Traits to Workplace Boredom – This study examines the joint contribution of characteristics of jobs, and characteristics of people, in developing a better understanding of workplace boredom. This project is an undergraduate Honor’s Thesis being done by Mitch Eid.

3. The Impact of Workplace Incivility and Sleep and Health Complaints – Based on previous cross-sectional research we have found a negative relationship between workplace incivility and both the quality and quantity of sleep. The further investigate this we plan to (1) conduct and additional cross-sectional study to support this relationship, and (2) conduct a study investigating daily incivility and measure sleep through actigraphy. The work will be done in collaboration with Alison Bayne from Bowling Green.

4. Impact of Activity While Working on Creative Performance – Previous research has found that light activity while working (i.e. walking on a treadmill desk) positively impacts task performance. This randomized experiment compares creative performance among those sitting, standing, cycling, and walking while completing a task. This research will be done in collaboration with the Dr. Michael Sliter from Furst Person and members of the Occupational Health Psychology Research Group at Bowling Green State University.

5. Participant Preference in Occupational Health Psychology Interventions – Recent research in other health-promoting fields such as medicine, clinical psychology, and health psychology has examined the influence of allowing a participant to choose their treatment approach. This study applies a preference-oriented approach to a job stress intervention and hypothesized that autonomy will explain enhanced treatment outcomes. This project is a dissertation being completed by Kristin Horan, a doctoral candidate at Bowling Green State University.