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Paul  Spector

Paul Spector

Paul Spector
Area Director, Industrial/Organizational Program

Contact

Office: PCD 4138
Phone: 813/974-0357
Email:

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Education

Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of South Florida, 1975.

Research

I am interested in how organizational factors, work-nonwork interface, and personal characteristics interact to affect employee health, safety, and well-being. All of this fits into the newly emerging interdisciplinary field of occupational health psychology. My students, colleagues and I study counterproductive work behavior (things people do that harm coworkers and employers such as aggression and theft), interpersonal conflict, job attitudes, job stress, work-family conflict, and workplace violence. We also study how personality affects each of these areas. Finally, several of these areas have been studied internationally with a series of cross-cultural/cross-national studies.

Research Synopsis

We have several research thrusts going on at the current time.

1. Counterproductive work behavior: We are studying potential antecedents of these behaviors to better understand why they occur.

2. Workplace violence: We are studying how the climate of an organization contributes to violence.

3. Work-family conflict: We are studying cultural/country differences in the causes and consequences.

4. Job stress: We are studying cultural/country differences in workplace stress.

Specialty Area

Industrial-Organizational

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
16953PSY 4913017Directed Study
Permit Required. S/U Only.
1-3

TBA 100
16031PSY 6917027Directed Research
Majors Only. S/U Only.
1-19

TBA 100
11308INP 6935001Organizational Psych.
Majors Only
3R
12:30pm-3:15pm
PCD 2125
16083PSY 6971032Thesis: Master's
Majors Only
2-19

TBA 100
16199PSY 7918033Directed Research
Majors Only. S/U only.
1-19

TBA 100
16263PSY 7980032Dissertation: Doctoral
Adm to Doc Candidacy Required. Majors Only.
2-19

TBA 100

Recent Publications

All publications are listed in Dr. Spector's Curriculum Vitae.