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Zhenyu Yuan

Assistant Professor

Department of Managerial Studies


Building & Room:

UH 2219


601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-5145

CV Link:

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Selected Publications

Yuan, Z., Sun, U., Effinger, A. L., & Zhang, J. (2023). Being on the same page matters: A meta-analytic investigation of leader–member exchange (LMX) agreement. Journal of Applied Psychology, 108(9), 1540–1558. doi: 10.1037/apl0001089

Gonzalez-Mulé, E., & Yuan, Z. (2022). Social support at work carries weight: Relations between social support, employees’ diurnal cortisol patterns, and body mass index. Journal of Applied Psychology, 107, 2101–2113.

Yuan, Z., Morgeson, F. P., & Wang, X. (2022). I know how I feel but do I know how you feel? Investigating meta-perceptions to advance relationship-based leadership approaches. Journal of Applied Psychology, 107,1498–1523.

Shockley, K. M., Gabriel, A. S., & Yuan, Z. (2022). Profiles of attribution for work-family conflict episodes and their relation to negative emotions. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 43, 643–661.

Yuan, Z., Cockburn, B. S., Astrove, S. L., & Buis, B. C. (2021). “Sacrificing heroes or suffering victims? Investigating third parties’ reactions to divergent social accounts of essential employees in the COVID-19 pandemic.” Journal of Applied Psychology, 106, 1435–1447.

Yuan, Z., Ye, Z., & Zhong, M. (2021). “Plug back into work, safely: Job reattachment, leader safety commitment, and job engagement in the COVID-19 pandemic.” Journal of Applied Psychology, 106, 62–70.

Yuan, Z., Li, N., Mai, Y., Ye, Z., & Yu, J. (2020). “Making the right friends: A social network perspective on newcomer socialization in teams.” Human Resource Management, 59, 585–597.

Yuan, Z., Park, Y., & Sliter, M. T. (2020). “Put you down versus tune you out: Further understanding active and passive email incivility.” Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 25, 330–344.

Yuan, Z., Morgeson, F. P., & LeBreton, J. M. (2020). “Maybe not so independent after all: The possibility, prevalence, and consequences of violating the independence assumptions in psychometric meta-analysis.” Personnel Psychology, 73, 491–516.

Yuan, Z., Baranik, L. E., Sinclair, R. R., Sliter, M. T., Rand, K. L., & Salyers, M. P. (2019). “Memento Mori: The development and validation of the Death Reflection Scale.” Journal of Organizational Behavior, 40, 417–433.

Greco, L. M., O’Boyle, E. H., Cockburn, B. S., & Yuan, Z. (2018). “Meta-analysis of coefficient alpha: A reliability generalization study.” Journal of Management Studies, 55, 583–618.

Yuan, Z., Barnes, C. M., & Li, Y. (2018). “Bad behavior keeps you up at night: Counterproductive work behaviors and insomnia.” Journal of Applied Psychology, 103, 383–398.

Gabriel, A. S., Butts, M. M., Yuan, Z., Rosen, R. L., & Sliter, M. T. (2018). “Further understanding incivility in the workplace: The effects of gender, agency, and communion.” Journal of Applied Psychology, 103, 362–382.

Sliter, M. T., Sinclair, R. R., Yuan, Z., & Mohr, C. D. (2014). “Don’t fear the reaper: Trait death anxiety, mortality salience, and occupational health.” Journal of Applied Psychology, 99, 759–769.

Sliter, M. T., Kale, A., & Yuan, Z. (2014). “Is humor the best medicine? The buffering effect of coping humor on traumatic stressors in firefighters.” Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35, 257–272.

Notable Honors

2023, Best Paper Award, New Directions, Conflict Management Division, Academy of Management

2023, Sage Publications/RMD Lawrence R. James Early Career Award, Research Methods Division (RMD), Academy of Management

2022, Best Reviewer Award, Management and Organization Review

2018, Graduate Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, University of Iowa

2014, Best Paper Award (Pre-Doctoral Track), Southern Management Association

2014, Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Student Award, IUPUI


PhD in Management & Organizations, University of Iowa (2019)
M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (2014)
B.A. in Human Resource Management, Renmin University of China (2012)