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Kristen Shockley
Position: Assistant Professor of Psychology
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD University of South Florida
Research Interests: work-family issues, workplace mentoring, career success, occupational stress

Tracks taught in MALS: Psychology of Work and Family

Courses Taught in MALS: Psychology of Work and Family: An Introduction; Cross-cultural/Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Work and Family


Allen, T.D., Johnson, R.C., Kiburz, K., Shockley, K.M. (in press). A finer-grained meta-analytic assessment of the relationship between work-family conflict and flexible work arrangements. Personnel Psychology.

Shockley, K.M., Ispas, D., Rossi, M.E., & Levine, E.L. (2012).  A meta-analytic investigation of the relationship between state affect, discrete emotions, and organizational performance. Human Performance, 25(5), 377-411.

Shockley, K.M., & Allen, T.D. (2012). Understanding motives for flexible work arrangement utilization. Community, Work, & Family, 15(2), 217-231.

Albright, G., Goldman, R., Shockley, K.M., McDevitt, F., & Akabas, S. (2011).Using an avatar-based simulation to train families to motivate veterans with post-deployment stress to seek help at the VA. Games for Health, 1(1).

Mazzola, J.J., Jackson, E.M., Shockley, K.M., & Spector, P.E. (2011). Examining stress in graduate students: Combining open- and closed-ended survey methods. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 5(3), 198-211.

Shockley, K.M., & Singla, N. (2011). Reconsidering work-family interactions and satisfaction: A meta-analysis. Journal of Management, 37, 861- 886.

Allen, T.D., Shockley, K.M., & Poteat, L.F. (2010). Anxiety attachment and feedback in mentoring relationships. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 77, 73-80.

Shockley, K.M., & Allen, T.D. (2010). Uncovering the missing link in flexible work arrangement utilization: An individual difference perspective. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 76, 131-142.

Poteat, L.F., Shockley, K.M., & Allen, T.D. (2009). Mentor-protégé commitment fit and relationship satisfaction in academic mentoring. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 74, 332-337.

Allen, T.D., Shockley, K.M., Poteat, L. (2008). Workplace factors associated with family dinner behaviors. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73, 336-342.

Shockley, K.M., & Allen, T.D. (2007). When flexibility helps: Another look at the availability of flexible work arrangements and work-family conflict. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 71, 479-493.

“About Me”

I received my BS in psychology from the University of Georgia and my MS and PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida. I joined the faculty at Baruch College as an assistant professor in the Fall of 2010.

My main area of research focuses on understanding the intersection of employees’ work and family lives. Specifically, I have conducted research aimed at understanding organizational initiatives to help employees managing competing life demands (i.e., flexible work arrangements); research that explores the relationship between work-family conflict and health outcomes, including eating behaviors and physiological indicators of health; research that addresses the theoretical foundations of work-family interactions; and research targeted at understanding how dual-earner couples balance work and family roles.

My secondary area of interest is in career development, with a specific focus on workplace and academic mentoring, people’s idiosyncratic definitions of career success, and the consequences of career compromise.