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).

Prospective Graduate Students

Dr. Woo is planning to admit new students for the upcoming academic year (pending departmental approval)

Selected Recent Publications:

(Underline denotes student author)

Woo, S. E., Tay, L., & Proctor, R. (Eds.) (forthcoming). Big Data Methods for Psychological Research: New Horizons and Challenges. Washington D. C., APA Books.

Hickman, L., Tay, L., & Woo, S. E. (in press). Validity investigation of off-the-shelf language-based personality assessment using video interviews: Convergent and discriminant relationships with self and observer ratings. Personnel Assessment and Decisions.

Porter, C. M., Keith, M. G., & Woo, S. E. (in press). A meta-analysis of network positions and creative performance: Differentiating creativity conceptualizations and measurement approaches. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. (The first two authors contributed equally)

Porter, C. M., Woo, S. E., Allen, D. A., & Keith, M. (2019). Network centrality and employee turnover: A meta-analytic path modeling approach. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104(4), 511-536.

Saef, R., Porter, C. M., Woo, S. E., & Wiese, C. (2019). Getting off on the right foot: The role of openness to experience in fostering initial trust between culturally dissimilar partners. Journal of Research in Personality, 79, 176-187.

Woo, S. E., Jebb, A. T., Tay, L., & Parrigon, S. (2018). Putting the “person” in the center: Review and synthesis of person-centered approaches and methods in organizational science. Organizational Research Methods, 21(4), 814-845.

Parrigon, S., Woo, S. E., & Tay, L. (2018). Towards a comprehensive science of situations: On the importance of Typicality and the lexical approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114(3), 493-495.

Saef, R., Woo, S. E., Carpenter, J., & Tay, L. (2018). Fostering socio-informational behaviors online: The interactive effect of openness to experience and extraversion. Personality and Individual Differences, 122, 93-98.

Tay, L., Jebb, A. T., & Woo, S. E. (2017). Video capture of human behaviors: toward a Big Data approach. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 18, 17–22.

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. (2017). Cultural and intellectual openness differentially relate to social comparisons with potential work partners. Journal of Personality, 85(5), 632-642. 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.
**Finalist (Top 3) for Personnel Psychology’s 2016 Best Article Award**

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.

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.





Sang Eun Woo

Associate Professor, Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
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