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Ellen E. Kossek

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Email: ekossek@purdue.edu
Office: 494-6852 Map
Fax: 496-7434
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Basil S. Turner Professor of Management & Research Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership

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PhD Yale University Organizational Behavior 1987

Research Interests

Work-family demands through the life course; work-life interventions: managing organizational change to support work and family/personal life; workplace flexibility, work process improvement and employment relationship; aging worker and workforce relationship; international human resources management; workplace inclusion, gender and diversity and multiculturalism.

Teaching Interests

International human resources; talent management of gender and diversity; work life, work family and organizational change


National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Gerber Foundation, State of Michigan

Selected Publications

Okechukwu, C. A., Kelly, E. L., Bacic, J., DePasquale, N., Hurtado, D., Kossek, E., & Sembajwe, G. (2016). Supporting employees' work-family needs improves health care quality: Longitudinal evidence from long-term care. Social Science & Medicine, 157, 111-119.

Kossek, E. Pisczcek, M. McAlpine, K. Hammer, L. Burke L. 2016. Filling the Holes: Work Schedulers as Job Crafters of Employment Practice in Long-Term Health Care. Industrial and Labor Relations Review. DOI: 10.1177/0019793916642761.

Hammer, L.B., Johnson, R.C., Crain, T.L., Bodner T., Kossek E.E., Davis, K.D., Kelly, E.L., Buxton, O.M., Karuntzos, G., Chosewood, C., Berkman, L., 2015 on line. Intervention Effects on Safety Compliance and Citizenship Behaviors: Evidence from the Work, Family, and Health Study. Journal of Applied Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/apl0000047

Kossek, E. E. 2015. Capturing Social- Cultural Influences: Relating Individual Work-Life Experiences to Context. International Journal Community Work and Family; Editor, Special Issue Community Work and Family, DOI:10.1002/hrm.21763

Moen, P., Kaduk, A., Kossek, E., Hammer, L., Buxton, O., O'Donnell, E., Almeida, D., Fox, K., Tranby E., Oakes, J. M., Casper L. 2015. Is Work Family Conflict a Multi-Level Stressor Linking Job Conditions to Mental Health: Evidence from the Work Family Health Network, Work and Family in the New Economy Research in the Sociology of Work, vol. 26, 177 217.

Kossek, E., Huang, J., Piszczek, M., Fleenor, J., Ruderman, M. 2015. Rating Expatriate Leader Effectiveness in Multisource Feedback Systems: Cultural Distance and Hierarchical Effects. Human Resource Management Journal. DOI:10.1002/hrm.21763

Lam, J., Fox, K., Fan, W., Moen, P., Kelly, E., Hammer, L. Kossek, E. 2015. Manager Characteristics and Employee Job Insecurity around a Merger Announcement: The Role of Status and Crossover, Sociology Quarterly. 56, p. 558-580.

Kossek, E., Hammer, L., Thompson, R., & Burke, L. (2014). Leveraging Workplace Flexibility: Fostering Engagement and Productivity, Alexandria, VA: SHRM Foundation.

Kelly, E., Moen, P., Oakes, M., Fan, W., Okechukwu, C., Davis, K. D., Hammer, L., Kossek, E., King, R., Hanson, G., Mierzwa, F., & Casper, L. (2014). Changing work and work-family conflict: Evidence from the Work, Family, and Health Network. American Sociological Review

Hammer, L. B., Kossek, E. E., Bodner, T., Anger, K. & Zimmerman, K. (2011). Clarifying work-family intervention processes: The roles of work-family conflict and family supportive supervisor behaviors. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96(1), 134-150. PMID 20853943.

Kossek, E. E., Baltes, B. B., & Matthews, R. A. (2011). Focal article. How work-family research can finally have an impact in the workplace. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 4, 352-369. PMID: 3255172.

Kossek, E. E., Lewis, S., & Hammer, L. B. (2010). Work life initiatives and organizational change: Overcoming mixed messages to move from the margin to the mainstream. Human Relations, 63, 3-19. PMID: 22021934.

Kossek, E., Pichler, S., Bodner, T., & Hammer, L. (2010). Workplace social support and work-family conflict: A meta-analysis clarifying the influence of general and work-family specific supervisor and organizational support. Personnel Psychology, 64, 289-313. PMID: 21691415.

Hammer, L., Kossek, E., Yragui, N., Bodner, T., & Hansen, G. (2009). Development and validation of a multi-dimensional scale of family supportive supervisor behaviors. (FSSB). Journal of Management, 35, 837-856. PMID: 21660254.

Kossek, E. E., Noe, R., & Colquitt, J. (2001). Caregiving decisions, well-being and performance: The effects of place and provider as a function of dependent type and work-family climates. Academy of Management Journal, 44(1), 29-44.

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