Our Research

Topics of Recent Projects

  • Motives behind counterproductive work behavior
  • Work stress & coping
  • Changing nature of work
  • Job insecurity
  • Adaptive performance
  • Personality and diversity
  • “Dark side” behaviors at work (e.g., counterproductive work behavior, abusive supervision, retaliation, workplace aggression)
  • Interpersonal relationships at work (both positive/supportive and negative interpersonal relationships)

We use a variety of research methods, including large archival databases, field data collections, and lab studies.

Recent Presentations

Behrend, T., Hoffman, B., Kanfer, R., Shoss, M.K., & Wegman, L. (2019, April). Panel discussion: The Changing Nature of Work and Workers (B. Hoffman & L. Wegman, Chairs). Panel to be presented at annual conference of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Maryland.

Shoss, M. K. (2019, April). Panelist. Achieving work-life balance. SIOP Junior Faculty Consortium.

Striler, J., & Shoss, M.K. (2018, December) Could a Fear of Automation Decrease Life Satisfaction? The Relationships between Workers’ Fear of Automation, Technology Skills, and Life Satisfaction. Poster presented at the International Academic Conference on Social Sciences, Sydney, Australia.

Zheng, J., Shoss, M. K., & Rudolph, C. (2018, April). Examining the conditional effects of work ability and job insecurity on well-being. In R. S. Rauvola & C. W. Rudolph (Chairs), New Frontiers in Work Ability: Theory, Research, and Practice. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Chicago.

Carusone, N., & Shoss, M. K. (2018, April). Triggers of Job Insecurity: A Qualitative Examination. In L. Jiang (Chair), New Development in Job Insecurity Research: Antecedents, Mediators, and Moderators. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Chicago.

Currie, R., Ramdial, K. J., & Shoss, M. K. (2018, April). Antecedents and outcome of perceived coworker support. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Chicago.

Perry, S. J., Callison, K., Forsman, J. W., Hanvey, C., Hunter, E. M., Lasson, E. D., Malka, A. A., Milam, A., Rubino, C.,Shoss, M. K., & Stewart, R. W. (2018, April). Dos and don’ts: Thriving as PhD, master’s, and undergraduate students. Alternative session presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Chicago.

Shoss, M. K. (2018, April). Panelist. In E. Bowen (Chair): Advancing Dialogue between Aviation and Healthcare to Improve System Safety. Panel discussion presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Chicago.

Striler, J. (2018, May). The Impact of Physical Environment on Workplace Incivility and Physical Health. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention in San Francisco.

Zhao, X., Shoss, M.K., & Striler, J. (2018, May). An Experimental Investigation of Job Insecurity: The Effectiveness of Different Manipulations and Measures. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention in San Francisco.

Carusone, N. & Shoss, M. (2017, August). Triggers of Job Insecurity. Poster presented at American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.

Kueny, C. R., Shoss, M. K., Robertson, M. (2017, April). Tending and befriending through emotion sharing: Increasing affiliation at work. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Orlando.

Labat, L., Erb, K., Shoss, M. K., & Meriac, J. P. (2017, April). I learned it from you: Parental influences on work ethic. In J. P. Meriac & M. K. Shoss (Chairs), New developments in work ethic research: Antecedents, impact, and distinctiveness. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Orlando.

Perry, S. J., Callison, K., Forsman, J. W., Hanvey, C., Hunter, E. M., Lasson, E. D., Malka, A. A., Milam, A., Rubino, C., Shoss, M. K., & Stewart, R. W. Dos and don’ts: Thriving as PhD, master’s, and undergraduate students. Alternative session presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Orlando.

Shoss, M. K. (2017, April). Discussant. Going beyond the behavior: Systematically understanding consequences of proactive behavior. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Orlando.

Striler, J., Shoss, M., & Zheng, J. (2017, August). Work School Conflict as a Mediator of Job Location and Work/School Outcomes. Poster presented at APA Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Zheng, J.Shoss, M. K., & Zhao, X. (2017, April). Job demands, control, and commitment: Does full-time status matter? In B. J. Hoffman (Chair), The changing nature of work: Empirical trends and organizational responses. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Orlando.

Selected Recent Publications

Shoss, M. K., Brummel, B., Probst, T., & Jiang, L. (In press). The joint importance of secure and satisfying work: Insights from three studies. Journal of Business and Psychology.

Eisenberger, R. W., Rockstuhl, T., Shoss, M. K., Wan, X.†, & Dulebohn, J. (In press). Is the employee-organization relationship dying or thriving? A temporal meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Shoss, M. K., Jiang, L., & Probst, T. M. (In press). Bending without breaking: A two-study examination of resilience and job insecurity. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 23, 112-126.

Shoss, M. K. (2017). Job insecurity: An integrative review and agenda for future research. Journal of Management43(6), 1911-1939.

Slavin, S., Shoss, M. K., & Broom, M. (2017). A program to prevent burnout, depression, and anxiety in first-year pediatric residents. Academic Pediatrics, 17, 456-458.

Rupprecht, L., Kueny, C., Shoss, M. K., & Metzger, A. (2016). Getting what you want: How fit between desired and received leader sensitivity influences emotion and CWB. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 21, 443-454.

Shoss, M. K., Jundt, D. K., Kobler, A., & Reynolds, C. (2016). Doing bad to feel better? An investigation of between- and within-person perceptions of CWB as a coping tactic. Journal of Business Ethics, 137, 571-587.

Kiewitz, C., Restubog, S. L. D., Shoss, M. K., Garcia, P., & Tang, R. L. (2016). Suffering in silence: Investigating the role of fear in the relationship between abusive supervision and defensive silence. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 731-742.

Shoss, M. K., Hunter, E. M., & Penney, L. M. (2016). Avoiding the issue: Disengagement coping style and the personality-CWB link. Human Performance, 29, 106-122.

Reynolds, C., Shoss, M. K., & Jundt, D. K. (2015). In the eye of the beholder: A multi-stakeholder perspective of organizational citizenship and counterproductive work behaviors. Human Resource Management Review, 25, 80-93.

Jundt, D. K.a, Shoss, M. K.a, & Huang, J. (2015). Individual adaptive performance in organizations: A review. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36, 53-71.

a First authorship is shared

Shoss, M. K., Callison, K., & Witt, L. A. (2015). The effects of other-oriented perfectionism and conscientiousness on helping at work. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 64, 233-251.

Giorgi, G., Shoss, M. K., & Leon-Perez, J. M. (2015). Going beyond workplace stressors: Economic crisis and perceived employability in relation to psychological distress and job dissatisfaction. International Journal of Stress Management, 22, 1-22.

Scott, K., Ingram, A., Zagenczyk, T., & Shoss, M. K. (2015). Work-family conflict and social undermining behavior: An examination of PO fit and gender differences. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 88, 203-218.

Zagenczyk, T. J., Purvis, R. L., Shoss, M. K., & Scott, K. L. (2015). Social influence and leader perceptions: Multiplex social network ties and similarity in leader-member exchange. Journal of Business and Psychology, 30, 105-117.

D’Arcy, J., Herath, T. & Shoss, M. K. (2014). Understanding employee responses to stressful information security requirements: A coping perspectiveJournal of Management Information Systems, 31, 285-318.