Psychological Sciences Faculty
Sang Eun Woo
Assistant Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Department of Psychological Sciences
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA
Psychological Sciences, Room 2116
Degree: Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
Research focuses on how people's personality and motivation can help explain various psychological phenomena in the workplace. Particular outcomes of interest include work attitudes (e.g., satisfaction and commitment), withdrawal behaviors (e.g., turnover), and interpersonal relationships (e.g., networking and social networks).
Selected Recent Publications:
* denotes student author
Woo, S. E., Chae, M. W.*, Jebb, A. T.*, & Kim, Y. D. (in press). A closer look at the personality-turnover relationship: Criterion expansion, dark traits, and time. Journal of Management.
Porter, C. M.*, Woo, S. E., & Campion, M. (in press). Internal and external networking differentially predict turnover through job embeddedness and job offers. Personnel Psychology.
Zimmerman, R., Swider, B., Woo, S. E. & Allen, D. (in press). Who withdraws? Psychological individual differences and employee withdrawal behaviors. Journal of Applied Psychology.
Porter, C. M.*, Woo, S. E., & Tak, J. (in press). Developing and validating short-form protean and boundaryless career attitude scales. Journal of Career Assessment.
Woo, S. E., Keith, M.*, & Thornton, M.* (2015). Amazon Mechanical Turk for industrial and organizational psychology: Advantages, challenges, and practical recommendations. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 8(2), 171-179.
Porter, C. M.*, Woo, S. E. (2015). Untangling the networking phenomenon: A dynamic psychological perspective on how and why people network. Journal of Management, 41(5), 1477-1500.
Woo, S. E., Jin, J.*, & LeBreton, J. (2015). Specificity matters: Criterion-related validity of contextualized and facet measures of Conscientiousness in predicting college student performance. Journal of Personality Assessment, 97(3), 301–309.
Jebb, A. T.* & Woo, S. E. (2015). A Bayesian primer for the organizational sciences: The “two sources” and introduction to BugsXLA. Organizational Research Methods, 18(1), 92-132.
Woo, S. E., & Allen, D. (2014). Toward an inductive theory of stayers and seekers in the organization. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29, 683-703.
Tay, L., Woo, S. E., & Vermunt, J. K. (2014). A conceptual framework of cross-level isomorphism: Psychometric validation of multilevel constructs. Organizational Research Methods, 17(1), 77-106.
Woo, S. E., Chernyshenko, O.S., Longley, A.*, Zhang, Z., Chiu, C-y., & Stark, S.E. (2014). Openness to experience: Its lower-level structure, measurement, and cross-cultural equivalence. Journal of Personality Assessment, 96(1), 29-45.
Woo, S. E., Chernyshenko, O.S., Stark, S.E., & Conz, G.* (2014). Validity of six openness facets in predicting work behaviors: A meta-analysis. Journal of Personality Assessment, 96(1), 76-86.
Zhu, X., Woo, S. E., Porter, C. M.*, & Brzezinski, M. (2013). Pathways to happiness: From personality to social networks and perceived support. Social Networks, 35, 382-393.
Woo, S. E. (2011). A study of Ghiselli’s hobo syndrome. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79, 461–469.