The Department of Psychology
Angela is a candidate for a PhD in I/O Psychology. In 2003 she received her Master of Arts degree in Psychology with a co-concentration in Organizational Behavior and Program Evaluation from Claremont Graduate University. In 2008 she received her Master of Philosophy degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the CUNY Graduate Center.
Angela’s research interests include work-nonwork relationships, diversity in the workplace, voluntary turnover, and employee attitude research. Currently, Dr. Karen Lyness is advising Angela on her dissertation. She is examining how employees transition between work and nonwork roles in response to unexpected work intrusions in their personal lives, and she is also testing organizational predictors and health outcomes of unplanned role switching.
Angela works at Sirota as a senior consultant, focusing on employee opinion surveys, 360-feedback surveys and exit surveys. Angela is the account manager for several employee survey processes, overseeing survey planning, survey administration, and manager reporting phases. She is heavily involved in survey process design, questionnaire development, report design, data analyses, executive summaries, and manager training. Angela is also involved in research and development at Sirota. She is investigating the importance of managerial support during mergers on employees’ job stress and work-life balance. She is also conducting research on the employee life cycle and recently presented findings on the attitudinal and career event drivers of engagement patterns during employees’ first five years with a company.
Psychology of Life Experiences
Psychology of Women
Andreassi, J. K. & Grotto, A. R. (2010, August). A team level analysis of mergers: The impact of restructuring and managerial support on role stressors and work-life outcomes. In A. Lambert (Chair), Employee Benefits and Support Systems: Exploring Differences Across Populations. Symposium conducted at the 70th annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada.
Casad, B. J., Schlehofer, M. M., Grotto, A. R., & Bligh, M. C. (2005, January). Gender stereotypes, political affiliation, and media influences on perceptions of women senators. Poster to be presented at the 6th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Del Duco, S., Grotto, A. R., & Black, J. B. (2006, May). Impact of manager versus team members' demography on organizational commitment. To be presented at the 21st annual meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.
Grotto, A.R., & Bruck, C. (2009, April). Academic and Practitioner perspectives on Solutions to Work-Nonwork Conflict. Symposium conducted at the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
Grotto, A. R., Casad, B. J., Schlehofer, M. M., & Bligh, M. C. (2005, February). Stereotypes of politicians and female politicians: Evidence for a female politician subgroup. Poster presentation at the 30th annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, Tampa Bay, FL.
Grotto, A.R., & Hyland, P.K. (2009, April). The relationships between personality, job demands, work-nonwork support, and work-to-nonwork spillover. In A.R. Grotto & C. Bruck (Chairs), Academic and Practitioner Perspectives on Solutions to Work-Nonwork Conflict. Symposium conducted at the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
Grotto, A. R. & Lyness, K. S. (2007, July). The relationships of job characteristics and organizational work-life supports to employees' negative work-to-nonwork spillover. Paper presentation at the 2nd annual meeting of the International Conference of Work and Family, Barcelona, Spain.
Grotto, A.R., & Mills, M. (2010, April). The impact of uncertain and ambiguous work-nonwork experiences on employee health: Can psychological flexibility help? In P. K. Hyland (Chair), Building Organizational Resilience during Financial Crisis: Multiple Pathways and Perspectives. Symposium conducted at the 25th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
Kloeckner, R. S., Klein, D. A., and Grotto, A. R. (2007, April). Developing an academic-practitioner linkage project. In C. A. Scherbaum and J. G. Black (Chairs), Financial and Managerial Determinants of Engagement: Research and Case Studies. Symposium conducted at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York, NY.
Komaki, J. L., Minnich, M. R., Grotto, A. R., & Kern, M. J. (2006, May). Developing leaders using a model and criterion reflecting everyday complications. Poster to be presented at the 21st annual meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.
Lyness, K. S., Grotto, A. R., Gornick, J. C., & Stone, P. (2008, February). Workplace flexibility in comparative perspective. In Issues around Work and the Economy. Symposium conducted at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, New York, NY.
Grotto, A. R. & Lyness, K. S. (2010). The costs of today’s jobs: Job characteristics and organizational supports as antecedents of negative spillover. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 76, 395 – 405.
Komaki, J. L, Minnich, M. L. R, Grotto, A. R., Weinshank, B, & Kern, M. J. (in press). Promoting critical operant-based leadership while decreasing the ubiquitous directives and exhortations. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.
Lyness, K. S., Gornick, J. C., Stone, P., & Grotto, A.R. (revise & resubmit). It’s all about control: A cross-national study of the antecedents and consequences of worker control over and hours. American Sociological Review.
Schlehofer, M., Casad, B. J., Bligh, M., & Grotto, A.R. (in press). Navigating public prejudices: The impact of media and attitudes on high-profile female political leaders, Sex Roles.