Lixin Jiang, Ph.D.
Office: Polk 53
Phone: (920) 424-7168
Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA, 2010-2013
M.S. in Social Psychology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, 2007-2009
B.A. in Social Work, Anhui University, Hefei, China, 2003-2007
My research focuses on using resources at the organizational-, positional-, and individual-levels to identify the sources of workplace stress, as well as prevent and attenuate the negative consequences of workplace stress. At the organizational level, I examine various aspects of organizational climate (e.g., justice, trust, and safety) as well as social context (e.g., leadership) that shape employee perceptions, attitudes, and performance. At the positional level, I explore the pros and cons of being an organizational “lynchpin,” i.e., someone employed in a mission-critical position within the company. At the individual level, I explore the stress-buffering function of writing, including writing in the laboratory setting and in daily life (e.g., micro-blogging). In doing so, I employ advanced methodology such as structural equation modeling and multilevel modeling, as well as multiple methodologies such as archival data, quasi-experiments, and open-ended questions, to provide more valid results.
Foundation of Statistics (Graduate Level); Industrial and Organizational Psychology; Research Methods
Jiang, L., Probst, T. M., & Benson, W. L. (in press). Why me? The frog-pond effect, relative deprivation and individual outcomes in the face of budget cuts. Work & Stress.
Graso, M., Jiang, L., Probst, T. M., & Benson, W. L. (in press). Cross-level effects of procedural justice perceptions on faculty trust. Journal of Trust Research.
Probst, T. M., Jiang, L., & Benson, W. L. (2014). Job insecurity and anticipated job loss: A primer and exploration of possible interventions. In U. Klehe & E. van Hooft (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Job Loss and Job Search. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Advance online publication. DOI:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199764921.013.025
Jiang, L., & Probst, T. M. (2014). Organizational communication: A buffer in times of job insecurity? Economic and Industrial Democracy, 35(3), 557-579.
Jiang, L., Probst, T. M., & Sinclair, R. R. (2013). Perceiving and responding to job insecurity: The importance of multilevel contexts. In A. Antoniou & C. Cooper (Eds.), The Psychology of the Recession on the Workplace (pp.176-195). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
Cai, H., Sedikides, C., & Jiang, L. (2012). Familial self as a potent source of affirmation: Evidence from China. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(5), 529-537.
Cai, H., Deng, C., Zhao, G., & Jiang, L. (2010). An investigation of AIDS-related knowledge and reactions among college students in China. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 42(4), 518-527.
Recent Conference Presentations (* denotes student author)
Jiang, L., He, L., & Arseneau*, B. (2015, Feb). What to write and how to write: The benefits of daily writing. Poster to be presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.
He, L., Jiang, L. & Arseneau*, B. (2015, Feb). Micro-blogging or journal? This is not a question. Poster to be presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.
Tripp, T., Jiang, L., Graso, M., & Olson, K. J. (2014, August). Fair process effect in the classroom: Eliminating the grades and student-evaluations correlation. Poster presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.
Jiang, L., & Probst, T. M. (2014, May). Safety-production incompatibility and employee safety: Impacts of multiple climates. In A. D. Krauss (Chair), Widening the Safety Lens by Exploring Macro-organizational Factors. Symposium presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.
Jiang, L., & Probst, T. M. (2014, May). Transformational and passive leadership as cross-level moderators of safety outcomes. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.
Jiang, L., & He, L. (2014, Feb). “Sharing your feelings” online = Expressive writing? To increase gratitude and decrease loneliness. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.
He, L., & Jiang, L. (2014, Feb). Daily micro-blogging impacts users’ happiness: The mediating role of positive affect. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.