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Ashley E. Nixon

Ashley E. Nixon

Biography

Ashley Nixon is an Assistant Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior at Atkinson Graduate School of Management. She teaches courses in human resources and organizational dynamics, HR principles and practices, training and development, and compensation and rewards.

Ashley's primary research interest falls under the umbrella of occupational stress, including job stressors, employee strains and well-being, and moderators of the stressor-strain process. Her research has appeared in Work & Stress, Human Performance, Stress & Health, American Journal of Evaluation, and Journal of Counseling Psychology and numerous conference proceedings including the Academy of Management and Work, Stress, and Health. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety.

Ashley completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the University of South Florida in 2011. She completed her B.S. in Psychology, with honors, from the University of Florida, where she was a member of numerous honor societies.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of South Florida
  • M.A., University of South Florida
  • B.S., University of Florida

Personal Interests

In her free time, Ashley enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, body boarding, and playing tennis very poorly with her more coordinated and very patient husband. She loves to eat at all of the amazing restaurants in Oregon, travel around the world, read fiction, visit museums, listen to great music, and use Oxford commas.

Areas of Instruction

Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Analysis

Research Interests: Occupational stress, workplace aggression, interpersonal conflict, employee well-being, workplace aggression measurement, interpersonal conflict measurement, emotional labor/emotion regulation, job satisfaction, occupational health and safety, not-for-profit management, healthcare management.

Professional Affiliations

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Academy of Management (Organizational Behavior Division, Human Resources Division, and Research Methods Division), Society for Human Resource Management, American Psychological Association, Southern Management Association, Society for Occupational Health Psychology

Selected Publications

Nixon, A. E., Yang, L., Spector, P. E., Zhang, X. (2011). Emotional labor in China: Examining moderators and consequences of the emotional labor process. Stress & Health, 27, 289-305.

Nixon, A. E., Mazzola, J. J., Bauer, J., Krueger, J. R., Spector, P. E. (2011). Can work make you sick?: A meta-analysis of job stressor-physical symptom relationships. Work & Stress, 25, 1-22.

Bruk-Lee, V., Khoury, H., Nixon, A. E., Goh, A., & Spector, P. E. (2009). Replicating and extending past personality/job satisfaction meta-Analyses. Human Performance, 22(2), 156-189.

Kessler, S. R., Nixon, A. E., & Nelson, C. E. (2008). Don't throw out the baby with the bath water: A novel way of evaluating outcomes in the Healthy Families America Programs. American Journal of Evaluation, 29(3), 288-300.

Hardin, E. E., Bayer, I., Robitschek, C., & Nixon, A. E. (2007). Self discrepancy and distress: The role of personal growth initiative. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 54, 86-92.

Nixon, A. E., Meikle, H., and Borman, K. (2006). The urgent need to encourage aspiring engineers: Effects of college degree program culture on female and minority student STEM participation. Latin American and Caribbean Journal of Engineering Education, 1(2), 57-63. 

Selected Presentations

Nixon, A. E., & Spector, P. E. (2011, May). Examining the assumption of workplace incivility. Title. In N. C. Johnson, & V. J. Magley (Co-chairs), Adding Clarification to Processes Associated with Workplace Incivility. Symposium presented to the annual meeting for the Work, Stress, and Health Conference, Orlando, FL.

Ford, P. & Nixon, A. E. (2011, May). Patient care provider safety: Examining of intervention to reduce patient and visitor violence in a hospital. Paper presented to the annual meeting for the Work, Stress, & Health Conference, Orlando, FL.

Bruk-Lee, V., & Nixon, A. E. (2011, May). Non-task Organizational Conflict: An Understudied Source of Social Stress at Work. Paper presented to the annual meeting for the Work, Stress, & Health Conference, Orlando, FL.

Nixon, A. E., Tabak, A., Spector, P. E. (2010) Agreement or Frequency? Does this decision affect occupational stress research? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Nixon, A. E., Mazzola, J., Bauer, J., Spector, P. E., James, J. (2009). Are all symptoms created equally? A meta-analytic investigation of occupational stressors and physical symptoms inventories. Paper presented at the Eighth Work, Stress, & Health Conference. San Juan, PR.

Kessler, S. R., Nord, W., Nixon, A. E., James. J. (2009). What Do We Know About Organic/Mechanistic Structures? Not As Much As We Thought! Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.

Yang, L. Q., Nixon, A. E., Spector, P.E., & Zhang, X. C. (2009) Incivility and stress: The role of perceived organizational support. Paper in Vicky Magley, Alyssa McGonagle, & Jessica Gallus (Chairs). Rude Awakenings: New Research on Experiences of Workplace Incivility. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Nixon, A. E., Yang, L., Spector, P. E., Zhang, X. (2008). Emotional Labor in China: Examining moderators and consequences of the emotional labor process. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, California.

Nixon, A. E., Mazzola, J., Spector, P. E., (2008). Occupational Stressors and Physical Symptoms: A Meta-Analysis. Paper presented at the Seventh Work, Stress, & Health Conference. Washington DC.

Nixon, A. E., Jackson, E., Johnson, R., Chang, C., Rosen, C. (2008). Politics, Justice, and Citizenship: Does Justice Make Workers More Considerate? Poster presented at the annual meeting of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. San Francisco, California.

Khoury, H., Nixon, A. E., Bruk-Lee, V., Goh, A., & Spector, P.E. (2007). Beyond the big five: A meta-analysis of personality factors and job satisfaction. Poster presented at annual meeting of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. New York, New York.

Nixon, A. E., Nelson, C., & Kessler, S. R. (2007). Participant Retention in Home Visitation Programs. Poster presented at annual meeting of American Psychological Association. San Francisco, California.

Taylor, A. M., Nixon, A. E., & Lee, R. (2007). Women and Minorities in Engineering Programs: A Multilevel Examination. Poster presented at annual meeting of American Psychological Association. San Francisco, California.

Nixon, A. E., Nelson, C., & Kessler, S. R. (2007). The Impact of Fidelity in Implementation on Program Quality of Home Visiting Programs. Poster presented at annual meeting of American Psychological Association. San Francisco, California.

Taylor, A. M., Nixon, A. E., & Boyer, S. L. (2006). Effects of Classroom Diversity on Underrepresented Student Graduation Rates within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Programs. Interactive Poster presented at annual meeting of Florida Education Research Association. Jacksonville, Florida.

Borman, K., Tyson, W., Hanson, M. A., Fernandez, E., Meikle, H., Nixon, A. E. (2006). Effects of College Degree Program Culture on Female and Minority Student Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Participation. Poster presented at annual meeting of Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions. Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

Hardin, E. E., Bayer, I., Nixon, A. E., Robitschek, C. (2003). Self Discrepancy and Distress: The Role of Personal Growth Initiative. Poster presented at annual meeting of American Psychological Association. Toronto, Canada.