Sang Eun Woo

Degree: Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009

Research Interests:

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:

(Underline denotes student author)

Woo, S. E., Keith, M., Su, R., Saef, R., & Parrigon, S. (2017). The curious dynamic between openness and interests in creativity. In G. J. Feist, R. Reiter-Palmon, & J. C. Kaufman (Eds). Handbook of Creativity and Personality Research.

Parrigon, S., Woo, S. E., Tay, L., & Wang, T. (2017). CAPTION-ing the situation: A lexically-derived taxonomy of psychological situation characteristics. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 112(4), 642-681.

Woo, S. E., O'Boyle, E. H., & Spector, P. E. (2017). Best practices in developing, conducting, and evaluating inductive research. Human Resource Management Review, 27, 255-264.

Jebb, A., Parrigon, S. & Woo, S. E. (2017). Exploratory data analysis as a foundation of inductive research. Human Resource Management Review, 27, 265-276.

Porter, C. M., Parrigon, S., Woo, S. E., Saef, R., & Tay, L. (2016). Cultural and intellectual openness differentially relate to social comparisons with potential work partners. Journal of Personality. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/jopy.12266.

Ng, V., Woo, S. E., Tay, L., & Foster, J. (2016). Examining variability in values attributed to culture: Using personality as a relative benchmark. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 47(7), 981-996. doi:10.1177/0022022116651333.

Porter, C. M., Woo, S. E., & Campion, M. (2016). Internal and external networking differentially predict turnover through job embeddedness and job offers. Personnel Psychology, 69(3), 635–672.

Woo, S. E., Chae, M. W., Jebb, A. T., & Kim, Y. D. (2016). A closer look at the personality-turnover relationship: Criterion expansion, dark traits, and time. Journal of Management, 42(2), 357–385.

Zimmerman, R., Swider, B., Woo, S. E.  & Allen, D. (2016). Who withdraws? Psychological individual differences and employee withdrawal behaviors. Journal of Applied Psychology. 101(4), 498-519.

Jebb, A. T., Saef, R., Parrigon, S., & Woo, S. E. (2016). Need for cognition. In A. Lipnevich, F Preckel, & R. Roberts (Eds.). Psychosocial Skills and School Systems in the Twenty-First Century: Theory, Research, and Applications. Springer.

Porter, C. M., Woo, S. E., & Tak, J. (2016). Developing and validating short-form protean and boundaryless career attitude scales. Journal of Career Assessment, 24(1), 162-181.

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., Saef, R., & Parrigon, S. (2015). Openness to Experience. In J. Wright (Ed.). The International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition. Elsevier.

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., 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.

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.

Sang Eun Woo

Associate Professor, Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
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West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA

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