Terry Beehr
  • Position: I/O Faculty​
  • Department: Psychology
  • Campus Address: Sloan Hall 233, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
  • Email: beehr1ta@cmich.edu
  • Vitae: Curriculum​ Vitae

Bio:

Dr. Beehr received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1974. He held a research position at the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research until 1975, engaging in organizational behavior research. He was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Illinois State University from 1975 until 1978, when he moved to the Psychology Department at Central Michigan University. He has long term interest in several research topics, including job stress, career movement, job satisfaction and motivation, retirement, and leadership.

Research Interest:

I conduct research primarily in areas often characterized as the social psychology of organizations, including leadership, groups, motivation, attitudes, health, careers, culture, life decisions, and organizational and individual effectiveness. Two of my most active long-term research interests are older employees' decisions to retire and occupational stress.

Recent Research:

Dawson, K. M. O'Brien, K. E., & Beehr, T. A.  (2016).  The role of hindrance stressors in the job demand-control-support model of occupational stress:  A proposed theory revision.  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37, 397-415.

King, B. S., Beehr, T. A.  (In press).  Working with the stress of errors:  Error management strategies as coping.  International Journal of Stress Management.

Ragsdale, J. M., & Beehr, T. A.  (2016).  A rigorous test of a model of employees’ resource recovery mechanisms during a weekend.  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37,911-932.

Johnson, V. A., Beehr, T. A., & O'Brien, K. E.  (2015).  Determining the relationship between employee psychopathy and strain: Does the type of psychopathy matter? International Journal of Stress Management, 22, 111-136.

Beehr, T. A., Ragsdale, J. M., & Kochert, J. F.  (2015).  Effects of initial resources on the development of strains during a stressful training situation: Some counterintuitive results. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36, 467-490.

Semmer, N. K., Jacobshagen, N., Meier, L. L., Beehr, T. A., Elfering, A., Kaelin, W., & Tschan, F.  (2015).  Illegitimate tasks as a source of work stress. Work & Stress: An International Journal of Work, Health, & Organizations, 29, 32-56.

Beehr, T. A., & Bennett, M. M.  (2015).Working after retirement: Features of bridge employment and research directions.  Work, Aging, and Retirement, 1, 112-128.


Semmer, N. K., Meier, L. L., & Beehr, T. A.  (2015). Aspectos socials do trabalho:  Mensagens socials diretas e indiretas que transmitem respeito ou desrespeito In A. M. Rossi, J. A. Meurs, & P. L. Perrewe (Eds), Stress e qualidade de vidano trabalho (Stress and quality of work) (pp. 15-34).  Sao Paulo, Brazil: Atlas.

Also published in English (2016) Social aspects of work:  Direct and indirect social messages conveying respect or disrespect. In Rossi, Ana Maria (Ed); Meurs, James A. (Ed); Perrewé, Pamela L. (Ed), Stress and quality of working life: Interpersonal and occupationbased stress, (pp. 13-31). Charlotte, NC, US:IAP Information Age Publishing, 2016.​


O'Brien, K. E., & Beehr, T. A. (2015). Gerenciando o stress ocupacional dos funcionarios (Managing occupational stress of employees). In A. M. Rossi, J. A. Meurs, & P. L. Perrewe (Eds), Stress e qualidade de vidano trabalho (Stress and quality of work) (pp. 196-214). Sao Paulo, Brazil: Atlas.

Also published in English (2016). Managing employees' occupati​onal stress. In A. M. Rossi, J. A. Meurs, & P. L. Perrewe (Eds.) Stress and quality of working life: Interpersonal and occupationbased stress, by Rossi, Ana Maria (Ed); Meurs, James A. (Ed); Perrewé, Pamela L. (Ed), 181-198. Charlotte, NC, US:IAP Information Age Publishing, 2016.


Beehr, T. A. (2014; reprinted in Psychology Revivals Series; originally 1995).​ Psychological stress in the workplace.  New York NY:  Routledge.

Beehr, T. A.  (2014).  To retire or not to retire:  That is Not the Question.  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35, 1093-1108.

Semmer, N. K., Elfering, A., Baillod, J., Berset, M., & Beehr, T. A.  (2014).  Push and pull motivations for quitting:  A three-wave investigation of predictors and consequences of turnover.  Zeitschrift für Arbeits und Organisationpsychologie, 58, 173-185.

Webster, J. R., Adams, G. A., & Beehr, T. A.  (2014).  Core Work Evaluation: The Viability of a Higher-Order Work Attitudes Construct.   Journal of Vocational Behavior, 85, 27-38.

Johnson, V. A., & Beehr, T. A.  (2014).  Making use of professional development:  Employee interests and motivational goal orientations.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 84, 99-108.

Semmer, N. K., & Beehr, T. A.  (2014).  Job control and social aspects of work.  In M. C. W. Peeters, J. de Jong, & T. W. Taris (Eds.), An introduction to contemporary work psychology (pp. 171-195).  Chichester, UK:  John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Beehr, T. A. (1995; 2014). Psychological stress in the workplace. New York NY: Routledge

Webster, J. R., & Beehr, T. A.  (2013).  Antecedents and outcomes of employee perceptions of intra-organizational mobility channels.  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34, 919-941.

Ragsdale, J. M., Beehr, T. A., & Elacqua, T. C. (2013). Glass ceilings and sticky floors: Barriers to the advancement of women at work. In M. A. Paludi (Ed.), Women in management: Global issues and promising solutions Vol. 1 (pp. 111-136). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Press.

Johnson, C. M., & Beehr, T. A. (Eds.)  (2013).  Integrating organizational behavior management with industrial and organizational psychology.  New York:  Routledge.

Bennett, M. M., & Beehr, T. A. (2013). Collegial relationships and social support in organizations. In R. L. Morrison and H. Cooper-Thomas (eds.), Relationships in Organisations: A Work & Organisational Psychology Perspective (pp.193-217). London, UK:  Palgrave Macmillan.​

Beehr, T.A., & Bowling, N.A. (2013). Variations on a retirement theme:  Conceptual and operational definitions of retirement. In M. Wang (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Retirement. (pp. 42-55). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 

Bowling, N.A., Beehr, T.A., & Grebner, S. (2012). Combating stress in organizations. In G.P. Hodgkinson & J.K. Ford (Eds.), International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, vol. 27 (pp. 65-87). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Park, H. I., Beehr, T. A., Han, K., & Grebner, S. I.  (2012).  Demands-abilities fit and psychological strain:  Moderating effects of personality.  International Journal of Stress Management, 19, 1-33.

Beehr, T. A., Love, K. G.  (2011).  Extending the challenge-hindrance model of occupational stress:  The role of appraisal.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79, 505-516.

Feldman, D. C., & Beehr, T. A.  (2011).  A three-phase model of retirement decision-making.  American Psychologist, 66, 193-203. 

Johnson, C. M., & Beehr, T. A.  (2011).  GUEST EDITORIAL Industrial and organizational psychology encounters organizational behavior management:  Would you care to dance?  Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 312, 217-220.  Reprinted in Johnson, C. M., & Beehr, T. A. (Eds.)  (2013).  Integrating organizational behavior management with industrial and organizational psychology (pp. 1-4).  New York:  Routledge.

Monnot, M. J., Beehr, T. A., & Wagner, S.  (2011). A contingency model of union commitment and participation:  Meta-analysis of antecedents of militant and nonmilitant activities.  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32, 1127-1136.

Webster, J., Beehr, T. A., Love, K. G.  (2011).  Extending the challenge-hindrance model of occupational stress:  The role of appraisal.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79, 505-516.

Ragsdale, J. M., Beehr, T. A., Grebner, S., & Han, K.  (2011).  An integrated model of weekday stress and weekend recovery of students.  International Journal of Stress Management, 18, 153-180.

Webster, J., Beehr, T. A., & Elacqua, T. C. (2011).  The advancement of women at work:  The 
continued struggle to break the glass ceiling.  In M. Paludi (Series Ed.) & M. Paludi & B. 
Coates (Vol. Eds.), Women and careers in management: Women as transformational 1
leaders: From grassroots to global interests (pp. 69-94). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.  

Feldman, D. C., & Beehr, T. A.  (2011).  A three-phase model of retirement decision-making.  American Psychologist, 66, 193-203.