Erin Eatough

Phone: (646) 312- 3793

Location: VC 4-295


Erin Eatough, Assistant Professor of Psychology, has expertise in the areas of occupational health psychology, with a specific interest in occupational stress and employee well-being. Her current research focuses on the daily experience of work stressors and how such experiences can threaten an employee's sense of professional identity. Professor Eatough has published work in academic journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Organizational Behavaior, and Applied Ergonomics, and has been a contributor for several academic books. Professor Eatough is a member of several organizations, including the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association and others. Professor Eatough earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA and a Ph.D., both in Industrial Organizational Psychology, from the University of South Florida.

Most recent or current research:

Daily work experiences and the intersection of work and well-being. Currently conducting investigations about the daily experience of work stressors and employee outcomes such as emotions, attitudes, and health indicators, as well as positive or negative changes in job performance.

Subject Matter Expertise (topics):

Occupational health psychology

Job attitudes and emotions

Employee well-being and safety

Job performance, organizational citizenship behaviors

The daily experience of work

Degrees (with institution):

PhD University of South Florida (Industrial Organizational Psychology)

MA University of South Florida (Industrial Organizational Psychology)

BA University of Wisconsin-Madison (Psychology)

Affiliations (boards, organizations):

Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology

Academy of Management

American Psychological Association

Society for Occupational Health Psychology

Southern Management Association

Most recent publications (articles and/books) or exhibitions:

Golubovich, J., Chang, C-H., & Eatough, E. M. (in press). Safety climate, hardiness, and musculoskeletal complaints: A mediated moderation model. Applied Ergonomics.

Eatough, E. M. & Spector, P. E. (2014). The role of workplace control in positive health and well-being. In C. Cooper (Ed). Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide. Oxford, England: Wiley-Blackwell.

Eatough, E. M. & Spector, P. E. (2013). Quantitative self-report methods in occupational health psychology research. In M. Wang, R. Sinclair, and L. Tetrick (Eds.). Research Methods in Occupational Health Psychology (pp. 248-267). Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis

Eatough, E. M., Way, J. D., & Chang, C-H. (2012). Understanding the link between psychosocial work stressors and work-related musculoskeletal complaints. Applied Ergonomics, 43(3), 554-563.

Chang, C-H., Eatough, E. M., Kessler, S., & Spector, P. E. (2012). Violence prevention climate, exposure to violence and aggression, and prevention behavior: A mediation model. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33, 657-677.

Eatough, E. M., Chang, C-H., Miloslavic, S., & Johnson, R. E. (2011). Relationships of role stressors with organizational citizenship behavior: A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96(3), 619-632.

Rosen, C. C., Chang, C.-H., Djurdjeic, E., & Eatough, E. M. (2010). Occupational stressors and performance: A qualitative review and update. In D. Ganster &  P. Perrewe (Eds), Research in Occupational Stress and Well Being (pp 1-60). Bingley, UK: Emerald. 

Eatough, E. M., Shirtcliff, E. A., Hanson, J., & Pollak, S. D. (2009). Cortisol reactivity to MRI scanning in adolescents. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34(8), 1242-1246.


For more information: Occupational Health Psychology Lab

The City University of New York