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Professor Stephen Woods PhD CPsychol

Professor of Organisational Behaviour and HRM Work, Organisation and Management

Publications

Selected Publications

  1. The influence of work on personality trait development: The demands-affordances TrAnsactional (DATA) model, an integrative review, and research agenda (Journal article - 2019)
  2. Toward a Periodic Table of Personality: Mapping Personality Scales Between the Five-Factor Model and the Circumplex Model (Journal article - 2016)
  3. Personality across working life: The longitudinal and reciprocal influences of personality on work (Journal article - 2013)
  4. The Restorative Effect of Work After Unemployment: An Intraindividual Analysis of Subjective Well-Being Recovery Through Reemployment (Journal article - 2019)
  5. The effectiveness of workplace coaching: A meta-analysis of learning and performance outcomes from coaching (Journal article - 2016)
  6. Predicting Adult Occupational Environments From Gender and Childhood Personality Traits (Journal article - 2010)

2021

The Effects of Coachee Personality and Goal Orientation on Performance Improvement Following Coaching: A Controlled Field Experiment (Journal article)

Jones, R. J., Woods, S. A., & Zhou, Y. (2021). The Effects of Coachee Personality and Goal Orientation on Performance Improvement Following Coaching: A Controlled Field Experiment. Applied Psychology, 70(2), 420-458. doi:10.1111/apps.12218

DOI: 10.1111/apps.12218

2020

Effective interim leadership and management: development of a cyclical model of interim assignments (Journal article)

Woods, S. A., Diprose, N., Murphy-Diprose, M., & Thomas, G. (2020). Effective interim leadership and management: development of a cyclical model of interim assignments. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, 7(2), 173-190. doi:10.1108/joepp-10-2019-0094

DOI: 10.1108/joepp-10-2019-0094

How Our Work Influences Who We Are: Testing a Theory of Vocational and Personality Development over Fifty Years (Journal article)

Woods, S. A., Edmonds, G. W., Hampson, S. E., & Lievens, F. (2020). How Our Work Influences Who We Are: Testing a Theory of Vocational and Personality Development over Fifty Years. Journal of Research in Personality, 103930. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2020.103930

DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2020.103930

Personality differences as predictors of action-goal relationships in work-email activity (Journal article)

Russell, E., & Woods, S. A. (2020). Personality differences as predictors of action-goal relationships in work-email activity. COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR, 103, 67-79. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2019.09.022

DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2019.09.022

Personnel selection in the digital age: a review of validity and applicant reactions, and future research challenges (Journal article)

Woods, S. A., Ahmed, S., Nikolaou, I., Costa, A. C., & Anderson, N. R. (2020). Personnel selection in the digital age: a review of validity and applicant reactions, and future research challenges. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 29(1), 64-77. doi:10.1080/1359432X.2019.1681401

DOI: 10.1080/1359432X.2019.1681401

2019

The Restorative Effect of Work After Unemployment: An Intraindividual Analysis of Subjective Well-Being Recovery Through Reemployment (Journal article)

Zhou, Y., Zou, M., Woods, S. A., & Wu, C. -H. (2019). The Restorative Effect of Work After Unemployment: An Intraindividual Analysis of Subjective Well-Being Recovery Through Reemployment. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, 104(09), 1195-1206. doi:10.1037/apl0000393

DOI: 10.1037/apl0000393

Standing in my customer's shoes: Effects of customer-oriented perspective taking on proactive service performance (Journal article)

Huo, Y., Chen, Z., Lam, W., & Woods, S. A. (2019). Standing in my customer's shoes: Effects of customer-oriented perspective taking on proactive service performance. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 92(2), 255-280. doi:10.1111/joop.12247

DOI: 10.1111/joop.12247

Personality and Intelligence Examining the Associations of Investment-Related Personality Traits With General and Specific Intelligence (Journal article)

Woods, S. A., Hinton, D. P., von Stumm, S., & Bellman-Jeffreys, J. (2019). Personality and Intelligence Examining the Associations of Investment-Related Personality Traits With General and Specific Intelligence. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT, 35(2), 206-216. doi:10.1027/1015-5759/a000391

DOI: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000391

The influence of work on personality trait development: The demands-affordances TrAnsactional (DATA) model, an integrative review, and research agenda (Journal article)

Woods, S. A., Wille, B., Wu, C. -H., Lievens, F., & De Fruyt, F. (2019). The influence of work on personality trait development: The demands-affordances TrAnsactional (DATA) model, an integrative review, and research agenda. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 110(B), 258-271. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2018.11.010

DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2018.11.010

2018

Boundary conditions of workplace coaching outcomes (Journal article)

Jones, R. J., Woods, S. A., & Zhou, Y. (2018). Boundary conditions of workplace coaching outcomes. JOURNAL OF MANAGERIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 33(7-8), 475-496. doi:10.1108/JMP-11-2017-0390

DOI: 10.1108/JMP-11-2017-0390

Personality Assessment in Healthcare and Implications for Selection (Chapter)

Woods, S. A., & Barratt, J. (2018). Personality Assessment in Healthcare and Implications for Selection. In Selection and Recruitment in the Healthcare Professions (pp. 51-77). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-94971-0_3

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-94971-0_3

From the workplace to the classroom: Examining the impact of self-leadership learning strategies on higher educational attainment and success (Journal article)

Napiersky, U., & Woods, S. A. (2018). From the workplace to the classroom: Examining the impact of self-leadership learning strategies on higher educational attainment and success. INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION AND TEACHING INTERNATIONAL, 55(4), 441-449. doi:10.1080/14703297.2016.1263232

DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2016.1263232

On the dynamics of work identity in atypical employment: setting out a research agenda (Journal article)

Selenko, E., Berkers, H., Carter, A., Woods, S. A., Otto, K., Urbach, T., & De Witte, H. (2018). On the dynamics of work identity in atypical employment: setting out a research agenda. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 27(3), 324-334. doi:10.1080/1359432X.2018.1444605

DOI: 10.1080/1359432X.2018.1444605

Innovative work behavior and personality traits: Examining the moderating effects of organizational tenure (Journal article)

Woods, S. A., Mustafa, M. J., Anderson, N., & Sayer, B. (2018). Innovative work behavior and personality traits: Examining the moderating effects of organizational tenure. JOURNAL OF MANAGERIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 33(1), 29-42. doi:10.1108/JMP-01-2017-0016

DOI: 10.1108/JMP-01-2017-0016

The Restorative Effect of Work after Unemployment (Conference Paper)

Zhou, Y., Zou, M., Woods, S., & Wu, C. (2018). The Restorative Effect of Work after Unemployment. In Academy of Management Proceedings Vol. 2018 (pp. 11598). Academy of Management. doi:10.5465/ambpp.2018.125

DOI: 10.5465/ambpp.2018.125

2017

Examining conscientiousness as a key resource in resisting email interruptions: Implications for volatile resources and goal achievement (Journal article)

Russell, E., Woods, S. A., & Banks, A. P. (2017). Examining conscientiousness as a key resource in resisting email interruptions: Implications for volatile resources and goal achievement. JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 90(3), 407-435. doi:10.1111/joop.12177

DOI: 10.1111/joop.12177

What Do People Really Do at Work? Job Analysis and Design (Chapter)

Woods, S. A., & Hinton, D. P. (n.d.). What Do People Really Do at Work? Job Analysis and Design. In An Introduction to Work and Organizational Psychology (pp. 1-24). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. doi:10.1002/9781119168058.ch1

DOI: 10.1002/9781119168058.ch1

Harnessing demographic differences in organizations: What moderates the effects of workplace diversity? (Journal article)

Guillaume, Y. R. F., Dawson, J. F., Otaye-Ebede, L., Woods, S. A., & West, M. A. (2017). Harnessing demographic differences in organizations: What moderates the effects of workplace diversity?. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 38(2), 276-303. doi:10.1002/job.2040

DOI: 10.1002/job.2040

2016

The value of being a conscientious learner (Journal article)

Woods, S. A., Patterson, F. C., Koczwara, A., & Sofat, J. A. (2016). The value of being a conscientious learner. Journal of Workplace Learning, 28(7), 424-434. doi:10.1108/jwl-10-2015-0073

DOI: 10.1108/jwl-10-2015-0073

Personality and occupational specialty An examination of medical specialties using Holland's RIASEC model (Journal article)

Woods, S. A., Patterson, F. C., Wille, B., & Koczwara, A. (2016). Personality and occupational specialty An examination of medical specialties using Holland's RIASEC model. CAREER DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL, 21(3), 262-278. doi:10.1108/CDI-10-2015-0130

DOI: 10.1108/CDI-10-2015-0130

The effectiveness of workplace coaching: A meta-analysis of learning and performance outcomes from coaching (Journal article)

Jones, R. J., Woods, S. A., & Guillaume, Y. R. F. (2016). The effectiveness of workplace coaching: A meta-analysis of learning and performance outcomes from coaching. JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 89(2), 249-277. doi:10.1111/joop.12119

DOI: 10.1111/joop.12119

Toward a Periodic Table of Personality: Mapping Personality Scales Between the Five-Factor Model and the Circumplex Model (Journal article)

Woods, S. A., & Anderson, N. R. (2016). Toward a Periodic Table of Personality: Mapping Personality Scales Between the Five-Factor Model and the Circumplex Model. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(4), 582-604. doi:10.1037/apl0000062

DOI: 10.1037/apl0000062

2014

Managing diversity in organizations: An integrative model and agenda for future research (Journal article)

Guillaume, Y. R. F., Dawson, J. F., Priola, V., Sacramento, C. A., Woods, S. A., Higson, H. E., . . . West, M. A. (2014). Managing diversity in organizations: An integrative model and agenda for future research. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 23(5), 783-802. doi:10.1080/1359432X.2013.805485

DOI: 10.1080/1359432X.2013.805485

2013

Personality and engagement at work: the mediating role of psychological meaningfulness (Journal article)

Woods, S. A., & Sofat, J. A. (2013). Personality and engagement at work: the mediating role of psychological meaningfulness. JOURNAL OF APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 43(11), 2203-2210. doi:10.1111/jasp.12171

DOI: 10.1111/jasp.12171

Personality across working life: The longitudinal and reciprocal influences of personality on work (Journal article)

Woods, S. A., Lievens, F., De Fruyt, F., & Wille, B. (2013). Personality across working life: The longitudinal and reciprocal influences of personality on work. JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, 34, S7-S25. doi:10.1002/job.1863

DOI: 10.1002/job.1863

Getting diversity at work to work: What we know and what we still don't know (Journal article)

Guillaume, Y. R. F., Dawson, J. F., Woods, S. A., Sacramento, C. A., & West, M. A. (2013). Getting diversity at work to work: What we know and what we still don't know. JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 86(2), 123-141. doi:10.1111/joop.12009

DOI: 10.1111/joop.12009

2012

Employee Absence and Organizational Commitment Moderation Effects of Age (Journal article)

Woods, S. A., Poole, R., & Zibarras, L. D. (2012). Employee Absence and Organizational Commitment Moderation Effects of Age. JOURNAL OF PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY, 11(4), 199-203. doi:10.1027/1866-5888/a000073

DOI: 10.1027/1866-5888/a000073

The higher-order factor structures of five personality inventories (Journal article)

Woods, S. A., & Hardy, C. (2012). The higher-order factor structures of five personality inventories. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 52(4), 552-558. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.11.001

DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.11.001

2010

Predicting Adult Occupational Environments From Gender and Childhood Personality Traits (Journal article)

Woods, S. A., & Hampson, S. E. (2010). Predicting Adult Occupational Environments From Gender and Childhood Personality Traits. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, 95(6), 1045-1057. doi:10.1037/a0020600

DOI: 10.1037/a0020600

A survey of UK selection practices across different organization sizes and industry sectors (Journal article)

Zibarras, L. D., & Woods, S. A. (2010). A survey of UK selection practices across different organization sizes and industry sectors. JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 83(2), 499-511. doi:10.1348/096317909X425203

DOI: 10.1348/096317909X425203

2009

Job Performance Measurement: The Elusive Relationship Between Job Performance and Job Satisfaction (Chapter)

Woods, S. A. (2009). Job Performance Measurement: The Elusive Relationship Between Job Performance and Job Satisfaction. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199234738.003.0014

DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199234738.003.0014

2008

Predicting general well-being from emotional intelligence and three broad personality traits (Journal article)

Singh, M., & Woods, S. A. (2008). Predicting general well-being from emotional intelligence and three broad personality traits. JOURNAL OF APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 38(3), 635-646. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2007.00320.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2007.00320.x

Terms of abuse as expression and reinforcement of cultures (Journal article)

Van Oudenhoven, J. P., de Raad, B., Askevis-Leherpeux, F., Boski, P., Brunborg, G. S., Carmona, C., . . . Woods, S. (2008). Terms of abuse as expression and reinforcement of cultures. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS, 32(2), 174-185. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2008.02.001

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2008.02.001

Sense of coherence and diabetes: A prospective occupational cohort study (Journal article)

Kouvonen, A. M., Vaananen, A., Woods, S. A., Heponiemi, T., Koskinen, A., & Toppinen-Tanner, S. (2008). Sense of coherence and diabetes: A prospective occupational cohort study. BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 8. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-46

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-8-46

Innovation and the 'Dark Side' of Personality: Dysfunctional Traits and their Relation to Self-Reported Innovative Characteristics (Journal article)

Zibarras, L. D., Port, R. L., & Woods, S. A. (2008). Innovation and the 'Dark Side' of Personality: Dysfunctional Traits and their Relation to Self-Reported Innovative Characteristics. JOURNAL OF CREATIVE BEHAVIOR, 42(3), 201-215. doi:10.1002/j.2162-6057.2008.tb01295.x

DOI: 10.1002/j.2162-6057.2008.tb01295.x

2006

Higher-order factor structures and intercorrelations of the 16PF5 and FIRO-B (Journal article)

Dancer, L. J., & Woods, S. A. (2006). Higher-order factor structures and intercorrelations of the 16PF5 and FIRO-B. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SELECTION AND ASSESSMENT, 14(4), 385-391. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2389.2006.00360.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2389.2006.00360.x

Uncertified absence from work and the Big Five: An examination of absence records and future absence intentions (Journal article)

Darviri, S. V., & Woods, S. A. (2006). Uncertified absence from work and the Big Five: An examination of absence records and future absence intentions. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 41(2), 359-369. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2006.02.003

DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2006.02.003

2005

Measuring the Big Five with single items using a bipolar response scale (Journal article)

Woods, S. A., & Hampson, S. E. (2005). Measuring the Big Five with single items using a bipolar response scale. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY, 19(5), 373-390. doi:10.1002/per.542

DOI: 10.1002/per.542