Ashley E. Nixon

Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior

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Contact Information

Address
900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301
U.S.A.
 

Biography

Ashley Nixon is an Associate Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior at Atkinson Graduate School of Management. She teaches courses in leadership, management, human resources, and organizational behavior. She is a Fulbright Scholar Specialist and an awarding winning professor.

Ashley’s primary research interest falls under the umbrella of occupational stress, including job stressors, employee strains and well-being, and moderators of the stressor-strain process. Her research has appeared in International Journal of Management Reviews, Work & Stress, Human Performance, and Stress & Health as well as numerous conference proceedings including the Academy of Management, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists and Work, Stress, and Health. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety. Ashley serves on the editorial boards of Work & Stress and Stress and Health. She is an executive board member for the Society of Occupational Health Psychology and Salem SHRM Association.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, and playing the ukulele very poorly. She loves to travel locally and internationally, read everything that strikes her fancy, and enjoy a glass of Oregon Pinot Noir.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of South Florida
  • M.A., University of South Florida
  • B.S., University of Florida

Areas of Instruction

Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Analysis

Areas of interest

Leadership, Management, Coaching, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management

Research Interests

  • Work stress
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Workplace mistreatment
  • Emotional Labor
  • Well-being and Resiliency

Selected Publications

Nixon, A. E., Arvan, M., Spector, P. E. (2021). Will the Real Mistreatment Please Stand Up? Examining the Assumptions and Measurement of Bullying and Incivility. Work & Stress, 1-25.

Nixon, A. E., Ceylan, S., Nelson, C.E. & Alabak, M. (2020). Collectivism and emotional labor: A comparison of Turkish and U.S. service employees. Work & Stress, 34(2), 168-188.

Spector, P. E. & Nixon, A. E. (2019). How often do I agree: An experimental test of item format method variance in stress measures. Occupational Health Science, 3, 125-143.

Kessler, S. R., Nixon, A. E. & Nord, W. (2017). Advancing the theory behind organic/mechanistic structures: Why we don’t know as much as we thought! International Journal of Management Reviews, 19(4), 531-555.

Nixon, A. E., Bruk-Lee, V., & Spector, P. E. (2017). Grin and bear it?: Employees’ use of emotional labor during coworker conflict. Stress & Health, 33(2), 129-142.

Nixon, A. E., Lanz, J., Manapragada, A., Bruk-Lee, V., Sanchez, A., & Rodriguez, R.J., (2015). Nurse safety: What does affect and attitude have to do with it? Work & Stress, 29(4), 401-419.

Nixon, A. E., & Spector, P. E. (2015). Seeking clarity in a linguistic fog: Can moderators unify workplace aggression research? Human Performance, 28(2), 137-164. DOI: 10.1080/08959285.2015.1006325.

Bruk-Lee, V., Nixon, A. E., & Spector, P. E. (2013). An expended typology of conflict at work: Task, relationship and non-task organizational conflict as social stressors. Work & Stress, 27(4), 339-350. DOI: 10.1080/02678373.2013.841303.

Nixon, A. E., Yang, L., Spector, P. E., Zhang, X. (2011). Emotional labor in China: Examining moderators and consequences of the emotional labor process. Stress & Health, 27, 289-305.

Nixon, A. E., Mazzola, J. J., Bauer, J., Krueger, J. R., Spector, P. E. (2011). Can work make you sick?: A meta-analysis of job stressor-physical symptom relationships. Work & Stress, 25, 1-22.

Bruk-Lee, V., Khoury, H., Nixon, A. E., Goh, A., & Spector, P. E. (2009). Replicating and extending past personality/job satisfaction meta-analyses. Human Performance, 22(2), 156-189.

Kessler, S. R., Nixon, A. E., & Nelson, C. E. (2008). Don't throw out the baby with the bath water: A novel way of evaluating outcomes in the Healthy Families America Programs. American Journal of Evaluation, 29(3), 288-300.

Selected Presentations

Nixon, A. E., & Spector, P. E. (2011, May). Examining the assumption of workplace incivility. Title. In N. C. Johnson, & V. J. Magley (Co-chairs), Adding Clarification to Processes Associated with Workplace Incivility. Symposium presented to the annual meeting for the Work, Stress, and Health Conference, Orlando, FL.

Ford, P. & Nixon, A. E. (2011, May). Patient care provider safety: Examining of intervention to reduce patient and visitor violence in a hospital. Paper presented to the annual meeting for the Work, Stress, & Health Conference, Orlando, FL.

Bruk-Lee, V., & Nixon, A. E. (2011, May). Non-task Organizational Conflict: An Understudied Source of Social Stress at Work. Paper presented to the annual meeting for the Work, Stress, & Health Conference, Orlando, FL.

Nixon, A. E., Tabak, A., Spector, P. E. (2010) Agreement or Frequency? Does this decision affect occupational stress research? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Nixon, A. E., Mazzola, J., Bauer, J., Spector, P. E., James, J. (2009). Are all symptoms created equally? A meta-analytic investigation of occupational stressors and physical symptoms inventories. Paper presented at the Eighth Work, Stress, & Health Conference. San Juan, PR.

Kessler, S. R., Nord, W., Nixon, A. E., James. J. (2009). What Do We Know About Organic/Mechanistic Structures? Not As Much As We Thought! Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.

Yang, L. Q., Nixon, A. E., Spector, P.E., & Zhang, X. C. (2009) Incivility and stress: The role of perceived organizational support. Paper in Vicky Magley, Alyssa McGonagle, & Jessica Gallus (Chairs). Rude Awakenings: New Research on Experiences of Workplace Incivility. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Nixon, A. E., Yang, L., Spector, P. E., Zhang, X. (2008). Emotional Labor in China: Examining moderators and consequences of the emotional labor process. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, California.

Nixon, A. E., Mazzola, J., Spector, P. E., (2008). Occupational Stressors and Physical Symptoms: A Meta-Analysis. Paper presented at the Seventh Work, Stress, & Health Conference. Washington DC.

Nixon, A. E., Jackson, E., Johnson, R., Chang, C., Rosen, C. (2008). Politics, Justice, and Citizenship: Does Justice Make Workers More Considerate? Poster presented at the annual meeting of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. San Francisco, California.

Khoury, H., Nixon, A. E., Bruk-Lee, V., Goh, A., & Spector, P.E. (2007). Beyond the big five: A meta-analysis of personality factors and job satisfaction. Poster presented at annual meeting of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. New York, New York.

Nixon, A. E., Nelson, C., & Kessler, S. R. (2007). Participant Retention in Home Visitation Programs. Poster presented at annual meeting of American Psychological Association. San Francisco, California.

Taylor, A. M., Nixon, A. E., & Lee, R. (2007). Women and Minorities in Engineering Programs: A Multilevel Examination. Poster presented at annual meeting of American Psychological Association. San Francisco, California.

Nixon, A. E., Nelson, C., & Kessler, S. R. (2007). The Impact of Fidelity in Implementation on Program Quality of Home Visiting Programs. Poster presented at annual meeting of American Psychological Association. San Francisco, California.

Taylor, A. M., Nixon, A. E., & Boyer, S. L. (2006). Effects of Classroom Diversity on Underrepresented Student Graduation Rates within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Programs. Interactive Poster presented at annual meeting of Florida Education Research Association. Jacksonville, Florida.

Borman, K., Tyson, W., Hanson, M. A., Fernandez, E., Meikle, H., Nixon, A. E. (2006). Effects of College Degree Program Culture on Female and Minority Student Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Participation. Poster presented at annual meeting of Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions. Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

Hardin, E. E., Bayer, I., Nixon, A. E., Robitschek, C. (2003). Self Discrepancy and Distress: The Role of Personal Growth Initiative. Poster presented at annual meeting of American Psychological Association. Toronto, Canada.

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