The central theme of my research program is the experience of adversity at work. I explore this theme from a psychological perspective across three areas: occupational health, future of work, and individual differences. I am particularly interested in extending our understanding of how personal (e.g., proactivity and resilience), interpersonal (e.g., leadership and social support), and organizational processes (e.g., high-performance work practices) help people and organizations anticipate, prevent, or adapt to adversity. I also have a strong interest in quantitative research methods. Below are selected peer-reviewed publications and their key research questions organized by my core subject areas.
- In what ways can safety campaigns and safety training be informed by what we know about young workers and safety?
- How can we anticipate the future of research in the psychology of occupational safety?
Turner, N., Granger, S., Tucker, S., Deng, C., & Kelloway, E. K. (2021). Parents’ work injuries and children’s mental health: The moderating role of children’s work centrality. Journal of Safety Research, 77, 61-66.
- Are parental work injuries associated with their childrens’ mental health?
- Do childrens’ belief in the importance of work buffer or exacerbate this association?
- What are the key drivers of workplace safety?
- What organizational practices can be applied to improve the key drivers of safety?
Future of Work
Granger, S., Caza, B. B., Ashford, S. J., & Reid, E. M. (In press). Adapting to a jolt: A mixed method study identifying challenges and personal resources impacting professional gig workers’ well-being during COVID-19. Journal of Vocational Behavior.
- How did professional gig workers experience the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic?
- What psychosocial resources were associated with better well-being during the pandemic?
- What are the challenges salient or unique to gig work?
Granger, S., Neville, L., & Turner, N. (2020). Political knowledge at work: Conceptualization, measurement, and applications to follower proactivity. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 93(2), 431-471.
- Political knowledge describes an individual’s understanding of specific influential others’ relationships, demands, resources, and preferences.
- What role does political knowledge have in shaping peoples’ willingness to take charge and enact change?
Cameron, J. J., & Granger, S. (2019). Does self-esteem have an interpersonal imprint beyond self-reports? A meta-analysis of self-esteem and objective interpersonal indicators. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 23(1), 73-102.
- Self-esteem refers to an individual’s sense of self-worth.
- What is the importance of self-esteem to social acceptance, interpersonal traits, interpersonal behavior, relationship quality, and relationship stability?
- How does social threat shape the expression of self-esteem?
For a full list of my publications, research in progress, and professional experiences, please check out my CV here