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Research

My research program is guided by three topics: (1) technology in the workplace, (2) organizational research methods, and (3) person/situation differences. In our rapidly changing world the technology we use is constantly advancing; I hope to look at the effects of these technological shifts on the workplace. Survey practices, testing procedures, sources of data, and statistical techniques are also evolving, staying abreast of and contributing to this knowledge base is a goal of my research. Finally, that each person is unique must not be forgotten with questions regarding work and the workplace, so how different people react and how different situations affect reactions is a focus of my research. When tackling a new research project I attempt to determine whether or not the questions to be answered by the research affect these topics before tackling the work.

See the figure below for an illustrative example of my research program. Looking at survey engagement in the organizational science and methodology category it can be seen how a manuscript fits into my research program. Self-surveys are a commonly used method for collecting data in the organizational sciences, research focused on the use of survey progress bars for survey engagement would be an example of a paper I have contributed to that falls into the category of organizational science methodology work. There are times when papers can bridge categories. For example, a paper on survey nonresponse that examines the personality profile of nonresponders fits nicely into both the organizational research methods and the disposition and situation category. Finally, I strive to work on projects that encompass all three topics. The examination of the use of social networking for pre-employment screening and applicant reactions to this practice is one such example. An evolving organizational research method, affected by a technological shift, with different reactions based on personality or situation lies at the intersection of my research program.

 

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Journal Publications

Stoughton, J. W., Thompson, L. F., & Meade, A. W. (2015). Examining applicant reactions to the use of social networking websites in pre-employment screening. Journal of Business and Psychology, 30(1), 73-78. doi: 10.1007/s10869-013-9333-6 (Download here) The final publication is available at link.springer.com.

Stoughton, J. W., Thompson, L. F., & Meade, A. W. (2013). Big Five personality traits reflected in job applicants’ social media postings. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 16(11), 800-805. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2012.0163 (Download here)

Stoughton, J. W., Gissel, A., Clark, A. P., & Whelan T. J. (2011). Measurement invariance in training evaluation: Old question, new context. Computers in Human Behavior, 27, 2005-2010. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2011.05.007 (Download here)

Conference Papers

Stoughton, J. W., & Van Overberghe, C. T. (2015, April). Social media in selection: Different pictures for research and practice. In Kantrowitz (Chr), Emerging talent management practices: Connecting HR trends to I/O research. Paper presented at the 30th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.

Whelan, T. J., Stoughton, J. W., & Thompson, L. F. (2015, April). Perceptions of confidentiality in survey research: Development of a scale. Poster presented at the 30th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA. (Download here)

Whelan, T. J., Stoughton, J. W., Craig, S. B., & Parry, K. W. (2014, May). A short-form of the Perceived Leadership Integrity Scale (sPLIS)Poster to be presented at the 29th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, Honolulu, HI. (Download here)

Stoughton, J. W., Thompson, L. F., Meade, A. W., & Wilson, M. A. (2012, April). Reactions to using social networking websites in pre-employment screening. Poster presented at the 27th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, San Diego, CA. (Published in JBP, download here) The final publication is available at link.springer.com.

Yentes, R. D., Toaddy, S. R., Thompson, L. F., Gissel, A. L., & Stoughton, J. W. (2012, April). Effects of survey progress bars on data quality and enjoyment. Poster presented at the 27th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, San Diego, CA. (Download here)

Stoughton, J. W., Gissel, A., Clark, A. P., & Whelan T. J. (2010, April). Measurement invariance in training evaluation: Old question, new contextPoster presented at the 25th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, Atlanta, GA. (Published in CHB, download here)

Stoughton, J. W., Thompson, L. F., & Whelan, T. J. (2009, May). The effects of electronic monitoring on time spent e-learning: Examining the role of conscientiousness and implications for skill development. Poster presented at the 14th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (Download here)

Stoughton, J. W., Whelan, T. J., & DuVernet A. (2009, May). Electronic performance monitoring: A quantitative review of computer-based surveillance research. Poster at the 14th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (Download here)

Thompson, L. F., Stoughton, J. W., & Behrend, T. S. (2009, April). The physiological influence of self-efficacy during monitored web-based training. Paper presented at the 24th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, New Orleans, LA. (Download here)