Jen Ragsdale - Faculty & Adjuncts

Jen Ragsdale, PhD - Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Jen Ragsdale, PhD - Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychology
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-2840 Website Lorton Hall Room 307A


PhD – Central Michigan University MA – Central Michigan University BA – Bowling Green State University

Research Interests

Occupational stress, recovery, and the work-nonwork interface: recovery from stress, personal resources, work-related technology use, employee well-being
Personality: understanding the role of personality in the stress process; content analysis of personality


Journal Articles

  • Tett, R. P., Ragsdale, J. M. & Simonet, D. (2017). Theories of personality and organizational performance. Oxford Bibliographies in Management . doi: 10.1093/obo/9780199846740-0122

  • Ragsdale, J. M. & Beehr, T. A. (2016). A rigorous test of a model of employees’ resource recovery mechanisms during a weekend. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37, 911–932.

  • Ragsdale, J. M. & *Hoover, C. S. (2016). Cell phones during nonwork time: A
    Source of Job Demands and Resources. Computers in Human Behavior, 57, 54-60.

  • Ragsdale, J. M., *Hoover, C. S. & *Wood, K. (2016). Affective dispositions as moderators in the weekend recovery process. Journal of Occupational & Organizational

  • *Parker, K., & Ragsdale, J. M. (2015). Effects of distress and eustress on changes in fatigue from waking to working. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 7, 293-315.

  • Beehr, T. A., Ragsdale, J. & Kochert, J. (2015). Effects of initial resources on the development
    of strains during a stressful training situation: Some counterintuitive results. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36, 467-490.

  • Ragsdale, J. M., Beehr, T. A., Grebner, S., Han, K. (2011). An integrated model of stress and recovery over the weekend in students. International Journal of Stress Management, 18, 153-180.

Book Chapters

  • Ragsdale, J. M., Beehr, T. A., & Elaqua, T. C. (2013). Glass ceilings and sticky floors: barriers to the advancement of women at work. In M. Paludi (Ed.) Women and Management Worldwide: Global Issues and Promising Situations. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

  • Ragsdale, J. M., Rahael, J. A., & Christiansen, N. D., Frost, C., & Burns, G. (2013). Using
    Content Analysis in the Assessment of Personality. In N. D. Christansen & R. Tett (Eds.) Handbook of Personality at Work.

  • Tett, R. P., Ragsdale, J. M., *Luu, S., & *Hundley, N (in press). Situations in the Workplace. In J. F. Rothman, R. Sherman, & D. Funder (Eds.). Oxford Handbook of Psychological Situations.


  • *Fonseca, R., Brown, A., & Ragsdale, J. M. (Under initial review). Applying the Job Demands –Resources Model to the Work-School Interface. Stress & Health

  • Ragsdale , J. Appraisal of Weekend Recovery: Testing Alternative Models. Data Analysis.
  • Ragsdale, J. M., *Hoover, C. S., & *Parker, K. Does a weekend away from work fully replenish resources? Writing for Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

  • *Fonseca, R., & Ragsdale, J. M. Doing something different: Incongruence between job and leisure characteristics predicts well-being. Writing for Journal of Vocational Behavior.

  • *Fonseca, R., Ragsdale, J. M., & *Hoover, C. S. How off-work cognitions affect at work performance. Writing for International Journal of Stress Management.

  • Kochert, J., Beehr, T. A., & Ragsdale, J. M. (Under initial review). R&R, What is it Good For? A Note on Taking Leave During Combat. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

  • Ragsdale, J. M., *Wood, K., & Christiansen, N. Using work narratives to assess appraisal of stressors at work. Writing for Journal of Mixed Methods.

  • *Hoover, C. S., & Ragsdale, J. M. Work Stress and Drinking Tendencies: A Smartphone-Based Daily Diary Study. Writing for Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

  • Brown, A., & Ragsdale, J. M., & Beehr, T. A. (Under initial review). Work-school congruence and job behaviors of college students. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

Courses Taught

  • Pre-Dissertation Rsrch
  • Psychology of Advertising
  • Survey of Industrial Psychology
  • Dissertation Research
  • Independent Study
  • Research Methods
  • Occupational Health Psychology

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Society for Occupational Health Psychology
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • American Psychological Association

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
  • Student Paper Competition Award