Personnel Psychology

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Edited By: Maria L. Kraimer

Impact Factor: 4.362

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 4/80 (Psychology Applied); 18/194 (Management)

Online ISSN: 1744-6570

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PPsych article "Worked to Death: The Relationships of Job Demands and Job Control With Mortality" by Erik Gonzalez-Mulé has been featured in numerous media outlets around the globe! Highlights include: Chicago Tribune, Fortune, Herald Times, Money, NH1 Japan, Daily Telegraph, Economic Times India, Refinery29 UK, Pressetext Germany, The Cable Africa, and many more!

Jessica Methot appeared on NPR's "Morning Edition" to discuss her and her colleagues' research on workplace friendships. Listen to the interview, and read the article here!

Brian Holtz's PPsych article "From First Impression to Fairness Perception: Investigating the Impact of Initial Trustworthiness Beliefs" has been picked up by several news outlets: New York Magazine, Daily Mail, and British Psychological Society blog.

The One Question You Should Ask About Every New Job by the New York Times covers PPsych article "Consequences of Individuals' Fit at Work: A Meta-Analysis of Person-Job, Person-Organization, Person-Group, and Person-Supervisor Fit" by Amy L. Kristof-Brown, Ryan D. Zimmerman, and Erin C. Johnson.

PPsych Associate Editor Wendy R. Boswell's study on the links between employee perceptions of job insecurity and the work-nonwork interface, and stress-related outcomes is featured in the New York Times! Read the PPsych article here.

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2016 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research
The 2015 article “Deciding Between Work and Family: An Episodic Approach” has been selected as one of five finalists. Enjoy free access to the article, and look for the announcement of a winner at the Work and Family Researchers Network conference on June 24 in Washington, D.C.

The Best Reviewer Award for 2016:

The Best Reviewer Awards recognize the individuals who wrote the highest quality and most timely reviews over the past year, and did so while assuming a heavy workload on behalf of the journal. The winners of these awards are chosen by the editor and four associate editors. The winners of the 2016 Personnel Psychology Best Reviewer Awards are:

Kaifeng Jiang (University of Notre Dame) and Philip L Roth (Clemson University)

The editorial team expresses its gratitude for the extraordinary contributions you have made to Personnel Psychology.

The Best Article Award for 2016:

Personnel Psychology published 25 articles in 2014. The Best Article Award committee was asked to identify the article that best aligns with Personnel Psychology's mission to publish research that makes significant theoretical, empirical, and practical contributions to the study of people at work. The committee consisted of Bradford S. Bell (Cornell University), Wendy R. Boswell (Texas A&M University), John D. Kammeyer-Mueller (University of Minnesota), and Jennifer D. Nahrgang (Arizona State University). The committee selected one winner and two additional finalists. The winner of the Personnel Psychology Best Article Award for 2014 is:

Personality and Leadership Composition in Top Management Teams: Implications for Organizational Effectiveness
Amy E. Colbert (University of Iowa), Murray R. Barrick (Texas A&M University), and Bret H. Bradley (University of Oklahoma)

The study makes an important contribution to the literature by showing that organizational effectiveness is influenced by not only the personality and leadership composition of the top management team but also CEO personality and transformational leadership. In contrast to prior work in this area, the authors demonstrate these joint effects using direct measures of personality and leadership rather than proxy variables from archival sources or demographic data.

The other two finalists similarly represent outstanding contributions to the study of people at work. These articles combine strong theory and rigorous research designs to examine questions of significant practical importance. They include (in alphabetical order by first author):

Spotlight on Age-Diversity Climate: The Impact of Age-Inclusive HR Practices on Firm-Level Outcomes
Stephan A. Boehm (University of St. Gallen), Florian Kunze (University of St. Gallen), and Heike Bruch (University of St. Gallen)

Driving it Home: How Workplace Emotional Labor Harms Employee Home Life
David T. Wagner (Singapore Management University), Christopher M. Barnes (University of Washington), and Brent A. Scott (Michigan State University)

The Personnel Psychology editorial team extends our congratulations to the 2014 Best Article Award winner and finalists, and expresses our appreciation to the members of the Best Article Award committee.