Jason L. Huang

Jason L. Huang
Michigan State University | MSU · School of Human Resources and Labor Relations

Ph.D.

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August 2011 - present
Wayne State University
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We examined emotional stability, ambition (an aspect of extraversion), and openness as predictors of adaptive performance at work, based on the evolutionary relevance of these traits to human adaptation to novel environments. A meta-analysis on 71 independent samples (N = 7,535) demonstrated that emotional stability and ambition are both related to...
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Although transfer of learning was among the very first issues addressed by early psychologists, the extant literature remains characterized by inconsistent measurement of transfer and significant variability in findings. This article presents a meta-analysis of 89 empirical studies that explore the impact of predictive factors (e.g., trainee charac...
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PurposeResponses provided by unmotivated survey participants in a careless, haphazard, or random fashion can threaten the quality of data in psychological and organizational research. The purpose of this study was to summarize existing approaches to detect insufficient effort responding (IER) to low-stakes surveys and to comprehensively evaluate th...
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Purpose The study focuses on intraindividual trajectory of job crafting change over time. Integrating the self-regulation and demands-resources perspectives, this study examines how career support from family and friends interacts with job autonomy to influence the change pattern of job crafting. Design/methodology/approach Four waves of self-repo...
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Integrating affective events theory, work-family compensation, and moral balance theory, the present study proposes a model that examines how and when abusive supervisory behavior is related to employees’ deviant behavior toward their supervisor. Using a diary method that involved two surveys per day over two weeks, we found support for our model b...
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Research on training has accumulated knowledge of factors influencing transfer of training. However, little is known about how these factors interact to impact training activity level and training transfer. Based on recent advances in the contingency approach to personality, we examine person–situation interaction by testing how task‐contingent con...
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Several recent studies have examined the prevention, causes, and consequences of insufficient effort responding (IER) to surveys. Scientific progress in this area, however, rests on the availability of construct valid IER measures. In the current paper we describe the potential merits of the page time index, which is computed by counting the number...
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Most studies to date have treated work-family conflict (WFC) as a static construct, typically using WFC measures collected at a single point in time to predict other variables either in the same data collection or in a follow-up collection. Drawing on conservation of resources theory, we used panel data spanning approximately 20 years to test a mod...
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Drawing from the performance requirement matching perspective of leadership effectiveness (Zaccaro, Green, Dubrow, & Kolze, 2018), the current study investigates how leader proactive personality and team need for approval interactively relate to team commitment and subsequent team performance. We hypothesize that the positive effect of leader proac...
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This study proposed a model in which employee general mental ability (GMA) and conscientiousness are linked to work‐family conflict and enrichment through their relationship with occupational prestige and coping styles. We evaluated this model in a sample of 709 working adults from the National Survey of Midlife Development II in the United States....
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Although sexual harassment (SH) training is widespread, has many important consequences for individuals and organizations, and is of demonstrated interest to researchers across a wide range of disciplines, there has never been a comprehensive, interdisciplinary attempt to identify and systematically evaluate relevant research findings. This article...
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Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate organizational and occupational homogeneity, compare homogeneity at different levels of composition, and uncover a mechanism for homogeneity. Design/Methodology/Approach Data were obtained from an archival data base of current employees (N = 23,933) in 40 organizations, 19 major job groupings, 42...
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Researchers have paid limited attention to what makes organizational authority figures decide to treat their employees either justly or unjustly. Drawing from the actor-focused model of justice, as well as the stereotype content model, we argue that employee conscientiousness and agreeableness can impact the extent to which supervisors adhere to no...
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Drawing insights from the broader training literature, we argue that evaluation of cross-cultural training effectiveness should adopt comprehensive criteria, including cognitive, skill-based, and affective learning outcomes as well as adaptive transfer. We propose that the integration of an error management supplement in cross-cultural training can...
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Researchers have paid limited attention to what makes organizational authority figures decide to treat their employees either justly or unjustly. Drawing from the actor-focused model of justice, as well as the stereotype content model, we argue that employee conscientiousness and agreeableness can impact the extent to which supervisors adhere to no...
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Insufficient effort responding (IER) to surveys, which occurs when respondents fail to carefully read questionnaire instructions or item content, has recently gained attention as a source of inaccuracy in self-report data (Huang, Curran, Keeney, Poposki, and DeShon, 2012; Johnson, 2005; Maniaci and Rogge, 2014; Meade and Craig, 2012). Whereas previ...
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Personality psychology has primarily been concerned with personality traits, but the emphasis on traits ignores momentary expression of personality traits in a given situation and individuals' dynamic contingent response to situations. Integrating trait, process, and contingent approaches to personality, we examined the roles of trait, state, and t...
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Insufficient effort responding (IER) to surveys, which occurs when respondents fail to carefully read questionnaire instructions or item content, has recently gained attention as a source of inaccuracy in self-report data (Huang, Curran, Keeney, Poposki, & DeShon, 2012; Johnson, 2005; Maniaci & Rogge, 2014; Meade & Craig, 2012). Whereas previous st...
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Purpose: Research on transfer of training has been characterized by a lack of precision in distinguishing between the ability to transfer (i.e., ''can do''), and the motivation to transfer (i.e., ''will do''). Drawing from job performance research that has made this distinction, we argue that transfer of training can fall along a maximum/typical co...
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The term adaptability has been applied in several areas of psychological research to refer to overlapping but distinct phenomena. Adaptability predisposes individuals' adaptation and adjustment in novel, unaccustomed, and changed environments. While adaptability can be viewed as a composite trait, several distal antecedents such as cognitive abilit...
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Insufficient effort responding (IER) is problematic in that it can add a systematic source of variance for variables with average responses that depart from the scale midpoints. We present a rationale for why IER is of particular importance to Work and Organisational Health Psychology (WOHP) researchers. We also demonstrate its biasing effects usin...
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The person-job fit literature indicates that job satisfaction is contingent on the congruence between the individual and the job. We propose that interpersonal job context, the extent to which incumbents are exposed to social interaction on the job, magnifies the relationship between extraversion and job satisfaction. Using two large archival data...
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A critical challenge for global firms is to implement assessment tools to develop expatriate leaders who can effectively manage role relationships across different directions (upward, laterally, downward) in cross-national contexts. Drawing on social categorization and relational demography theories and a data set of 360-degree ratings of expatriat...
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Personality traits can predict how well-sojourners and expatriates adjust to new cultures, but the adjustment process remains largely unexamined. Based on recent findings that reveal personality traits predict as well as respond to life events and experiences, this research focuses on within-person change in contextualized extraversion and its pred...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent to which perceptions of one’s colleague’s fair treatment by an authority, termed vicarious justice, can affect an individual’s satisfaction with and cooperation toward the authority, after controlling one’s personal justice experience from the same authority figure. Design/methodology/ap...
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As careers in training and development (T&D) continue to evolve, almost no human resource development (HRD) research has investigated personality traits in today's T&D occupations, despite evidence linking personality with work success. Toward filling this lacuna, we identified four Big Five personality traits and four narrow traits with content ma...
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Landers and Behrend (2015) question organizational researchers’ stubborn reliance on sample source to infer the validity of research findings, and they challenge the arbitrary distinctions researchers often make between sample sources. Unconditional favoritism toward particular sampling strategies (e.g., organizational samples) can restrict choices...
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A challenge for global firms is to implement assessment tools to develop expatriate leaders who effectively manage role relationships in different directions (upward, laterally, below) in cross-national contexts. Drawing on social categorization and relational demography research and a dataset of 360-degree assessment ratings of expatriates from 36...
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Cumulative research indicates that deep acting has a nonsignificant relationship with employee exhaustion, despite arguments that deep acting can be beneficial. To illuminate when deep acting leads to more positive employee outcomes, we draw on the resource conservation perspective to propose a within-individual model of deep acting that focuses on...
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Cumulative research indicates that deep acting has a nonsignificant relationship with employee exhaustion, despite arguments that deep acting can be beneficial. To illuminate when deep acting leads to more positive employee outcomes, we draw on the resource conservation perspective to propose a within-individual model of deep acting that focuses on...
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Insufficient effort responding (IER; Huang, Curran, Keeney, Poposki, & DeShon, 2012) to surveys has largely been assumed to be a source of random measurement error that attenuates associations between substantive measures. The current article, however, illustrates how and when the presence of IER can produce a systematic bias that inflates observed...
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Gender and culture may influence individuals’ perceptions of their similarity to others. 391,454 individuals from 20 countries rated their own personality traits and the personality traits they attribute to other people in general. A multilevel analysis on distinctive profile similarity (Furr, 2008) demonstrated that both gender and culture play a...
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Whether cleanliness influences moral judgments has recently become a topic of debate in the psychological literature. After the initial report that activating the notion of physical purity can result in less severe moral judgments (Schnall et al., 2008a), a direct replication (Johnson et al., 2014a) with much larger sample sizes failed to yield sim...
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The empirical findings from training transfer research rest on a rather static view of the transfer phenomenon, ignoring potential within-person change in transfer over time. This study investigates within-person variability in mastery goal orientation together with variability over time in the application of newly acquired knowledge and skills to...
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Modern work is frequently characterized by jobs where adaptive performance (AP) is crucial for employees to succeed in light of new or altered task demands. This recognition has fueled growing interest in AP as a dimension of workplace performance. To this point, however, research on AP has evolved from disparate perspectives and methods, resulting...
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Purpose Insufficient effort responding (IER), which occurs due to a lack of motivation to comply with survey instructions and to correctly interpret item content, represents a serious problem for researchers and practitioners who employ survey methodology (Huang et al. 2012). Extending prior research, we examine the validity of the infrequency appr...
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The current meta-analytic review examined the effectiveness of job search interventions in facilitating job search success (i.e., obtaining employment). Major theoretical perspectives on job search interventions, including behavioral learning theory, theory of planned behavior, social cognitive theory, and coping theory, were reviewed and integrate...
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Trainees' knowledge gains represent an important outcome in human resource development. In this research, we tested a model examining the joint influence of social desirability (impression management, self-deception) and motives (need for power, need for approval) on trainees' self-reported knowledge gain. We conducted a study with respondents who...
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This cross-sectional study investigates how perceived support and relational conflict mediate the associations of attachment orientations with depressive symptoms among 367 (153 Chinese, 214 American) dating individuals. Results revealed a pan-cultural association of attachment anxiety with depressive symptoms mediated though relational conflict. A...
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A mediational model predicting alcohol problems was tested in a sample of college students (n = 130) and their parents (n = 115). The indirect effect of substance-use coping and the age of onset of alcohol use were examined in the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and alcohol problems. Findings indicated that parent-reported SES was a...
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In some cultures, individuals are free to pursue careers that match their personalities. In others, familial and societal expectations regarding career paths may restrict the links between individual personality and interests. Gender role expectations also may vary across cultures and may be associated with gender differences in interests. Past met...
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This research develops and provides initial evidence of internal validity for a measure of scientist and practitioner orientations in industrial/organizational psychology (the SPI-IO). The application of this measure has various potential benefits, including the ability to measure students' needs, guide their development, and understand the influen...
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The current article examined the extent to which Western Protestant Work Ethic (PWE) and Eastern Confucian values would influence employee job satisfaction and organizational commitment in an East Asian culture. Based on survey data from 151 employees in Singapore, the study showed that these two values have distinct relationships with job-related...
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Hypertension (HTN) is particularly burdensome in low-income groups. Federal-qualified health centers (FQHCs) provide care for low-income and medically underserved populations. To assess the rates and predictors of blood pressure (BP) control in an FQHC in Michigan, a retrospective analysis of all patients with HTN, coronary artery disease, and/or d...
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This article investigates overt language attitudes and linguistic practices among French-taught university students in Morocco, showing the relationship between language behavior and attitudes. The results reveal a class-based divide in respondents' patterns of language use, in their support of the French monolingual sanitized classroom, and in the...
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Purpose This study examines a pretraining intervention to enhance transfer of training. The learning-state analog of locus of control was the target for intervention designed to impact motivation to learn which in turn would affect knowledge acquisition and the amount of posttraining practice. Design/Methodology/Approach Data were collected from 91...
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Although the interactionist approach has been applied to understanding situational influences on the expression of personality at work, examination of within-person variation in personality trait expression in the workplace is lacking. Using experience sampling methodology, this study examined the moment-to-moment influences of situational characte...
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This bibliography was created as a resource and supplement for the Special Issue on Culture, Race, and Ethnicity Challenges in Organizational Consulting Psychology. It was intended to be neither exhaustive nor comprehensive but instead a collection of consultation references that have been found helpful in a multicultural consultation practice. (Ps...
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In response to the increasing need for more consultation models that take into account culture, this article proposes an integration of Schein's (1999) Process Consultation Model with Leong's Cultural Accommodation Model (Leong & Lee, 2006) to address multicultural issues in consultation. Beginning with a review of each of these 2 models, the manus...

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Jason Huang and I are editing this special issue of Applied Psychology: An International Review. Submissions are due on 30 Nov. 2016. Please e-mail me with any questions.