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  • 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:

Beehr, T. A. (2019). Interventions in occupational health psychology. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 24, 1-3.

Kim, M., & Beehr, T. A. (2019). Retirement from three perspectives: Individuals, organizations, and society. In K. S. Shultz & G. A. Adams (Eds.), Aging and work in the 21st century Second Edition (pp, 73-291). New York NY: Routledge.

Webster, J. R., Adams, G. A., Maranto, C. L., & Beehr, T. A. (2018). "Dirty" workplace politics and well-being: The role of gender. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 42, 361-377.

Bowling, N. A., Wagner, S. H., & Beehr, T. A. (2018). The Facet Satisfaction Scale: An effective affective measure of job satisfaction facets. Journal of Business and Psychology, 33, 383-403.

O'Brien, K. E., & Beehr, T. A. (in press). So far, so good: Up to now, the challenge-Hindrance framework describes a practical and accurate distinction. Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Kim, M., & Beehr, T. A. (in press). Thriving on demand: Challenging work results in employee flourishing through appraisals and resources. International Journal of Stress Management.

Kim, M., & Beehr, T. A. (2018). Challenge and hindrance demands lead to employees' health and behaviors through intrinsic motivation, Stress and Health. Advance online publication.

Kim, M., & Beehr, T. A. (2018). Empowering leadership: Leading people to be present through affective organizational commitment? The International Journal of Human Resource Management. Advance online publication.

Kim, M., & Beehr, T. A. (2018). Organization-based self-esteem and meaningful work mediate effects of empowering leadership on employee behaviors and well-being, Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies. Advance online publication.

Kim, M., Beehr, T. A., & Prewett, M. S. (2018). Employee responses to empowering leadership: A meta-analysis, Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies. Advance online publication.

Henson, J. A., Beehr, T. A. (2018) Subordinates' core self-evaluations and performance predict leader-rated LMX. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 39, 150-168.

Kim, M., & Beehr, T. A. (2017). Directing our own careers, but getting help from empowering leaders. Career Development International, 22. 300-317.

Bennett, M. M., Beehr, T. A. & Ivanitskaya, S. V. (2017) Work-Family conflict: Differences across generations and life cycles. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 32, 314-332.

Kim, M., & Beehr, T. A. (2017). Self-efficacy and psychological ownership mediate the effects of empowering leadership on both good and bad employee behaviors. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 24, 466-478.

Kim, M., & Beehr, T. A. (2017). Can empowering leaders affect subordinates' well-being and careers because they encourage subordinates' job crafting behaviors? Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, Advance online publication.

King, B. S., & Beehr, T. A. (2017). Working with the stress of errors: Error management strategies as coping. International Journal of Stress Management, 24, 18-33.

Langford, S. J., Beehr, T. A., &Von Glahn, N. (2017). Mistakes abound with ingratiation in job applicants: Attribution errors and gender bias. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 20, 59-73.

Simpson, D. A., O'Brien, K. E. & Beehr, T. (2017). Assessing workplace stress: Diagnosing the problem. In A. Rossi, J. Meurs, & P. Perrewe (Eds.) Stress and the Quality of Working Life , 6th edition. Informational Age Publishing, pp 185-202.

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 occupation‐based 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 occupation‐based 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