Dr. Victoria (Vicky) Pace joined the faculty at UCF in 2013 after teaching and conducting research for several years at Florida International University. Prior to that, she worked at Personnel Decisions Research Institutes (PDRI), provided consulting services, and interned with Nielsen Media Research while completing her doctorate at the University of South Florida. Vicky studies personality in the workplace, including development and validation of measures, administration of tests, and use of results for prediction of performance as well as for developmental purposes. Her research also examines individual, social, and organizational factors that affect employee career decisions about changing jobs, changing careers, and seeking advancement opportunities. Of particular applied interest are factors that contribute to employee retention in healthcare and education, along with examination of the effects of turnover on client outcomes and satisfaction.


Michel, J. S., Pace, V. L., Edun, A.*, Sawhney, E.*, & Thomas, J.* (2013). Development and validation of an aggressive beliefs and attitudes scale. Journal of Personality Assessment. doi:10.1080/00223891.2013.832260

Sanderson, K. R.*, Viswesvaran, C., & Pace, V. L. (2011). UIT practices: Fair and effective? The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 48(3), 29-37. Retrieve from

Pace, V. L. (2010). Method variance from the perspectives of reviewers: Poorly understood problem or overemphasized complaint? Organizational Research Methods, 13(3), 421-434. doi:10.1177/1094428109351751

Pace, V. L., & Brannick, M. T. (2010). How similar are personality scales of the “same” construct? A meta-analytic investigation. Personality and Individual Differences, 49(7), 669-676. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2010.06.014

Pace, V. L., & Brannick, M. T. (2010). Improving prediction of work performance through context specificity: Empirical evidence using openness to experience. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 18(2), 230-235. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2389.2010.00506.x

Pace, V. L., & Borman, W. C. (2006). The use of warnings to discourage faking on noncognitive inventories. In R. Griffith (Ed.), A Closer Examination of Applicant Faking Behavior. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Rank, J., Pace, V. L. & Frese, M. (2004). Three avenues for future research on creativity, innovation, and initiative. Applied Psychology: An International Review. 53 (4), 518-528. doi:10.1111/j.1464-0597.2004.00185.x

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