5th year graduate student, Sean Rice, has been selected to receive a Total Worker Health Dissertation Award from the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center, for his project entitled, “Measuring well-being: A longitudinal psychometric investigation into the theoretical structures of workplace well-being and implications for assessment.”
Dr. Probst was awarded a 1-month Visiting Professor Research Grant from Sapienza University of Rome to conduct research on the impact of work-family conflict on employee safety and health outcomes with collaborators Drs. Laura Petitta and Claudio Barbaranelli in Italy during June of 2019.
Erica Bettac was one of only 4 students to receive a Marchionne Summer Research Grant from the Department of Psychology at WSU. Her research will focus on work-life balance issues among the self-employed and entrepreneurs.
Dr. Probst was awarded a 1-month Visiting Professor Research Grant from Sapienza University of Rome to conduct safety and health research with collaborators Dr. Laura Petitta and Claudio Barbaranelli in Italy during the Spring of 2018.
Alina Chizh was awarded a Department of Psychology Undergraduate Research Grant and Honors Program funding for her study to evaluate cognitive and affective mediators of the relationship between job insecurity and employee creativity. Kendall Rogers also received Honors Program funding to support her honors thesis on antecedents of intrasexual competition at work.
Lindsey Lavaysse, a 2nd year graduate student, was awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. This prestigious 3-year award provides a tuition waiver, generous stipend, and research funding for the remainder of her PhD program. Lindsey is one of only 3 I/O graduate students nationwide to receive an NSF fellowship this year.
Lindsey Lavaysse (PI; Co-I: Dr. Probst), a 2nd yr. graduate student, was awarded a $1000 grant from the NC Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center for her M.S. thesis project entitled, “Pregnant employees and occupational safety: Does stereotype threat play a role?”
Dr. Probst was awarded an International Travel Grant from the WSU College of Arts and Sciences to support her upcoming visit to Rome, Italy to conduct health and safety research with colleagues at Sapienza University.
A paper co-authored by Chris Austin and Tahira Probst will be presented in a symposium at SIOP that has been selected as one of 4 finalists for the 2017 SIOP Best Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) Research Award.
Dr. Probst has been awarded a Visiting Professor Research Award from the University of Rome to conduct health and safety research in Italy during 2017. With her collaborators, Dr. Laura Petitta and Dr. Claudio Barbaranelli, their joint research project seeks to identify the contributing role of the current financial crisis with its concomitant economic stressors toward predicting safety attitudes, behaviors, and accidents among workers within Italy.