D. Lance Ferris

Associate Professor of Management and Organization
Department: Management and Organization
Office: 434 Business Building
Phone: 814-865-5971
Fax: 814-863-7261
E-mail: duf14@psu.edu


Introduction

Lance Ferris is an Associate Professor of Management and Organization in the Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining Smeal, Lance was an Assistant Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University from 2008-2011, where he taught an introductory course on organizational behavior at the undergraduate level.  He currently serves on the editorial board of Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. His work has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. He likes nothing better than to write short biographies about himself in the third person, where no one can stop him from writing whatever he wants, no matter how absurd. He is the Batman.


Current Research

Lance's  research interests primarily focuses on motivation, investigating self-enhancement and self-verification, approach/avoidance, and self-determination motivation processes in organizations. Within this framework, his papers typically examine constructs such as job performance (including deviant workplace behaviors), self-esteem, ostracism, abusive supervision, and social comparisons.

 

Representative Publications:

 

Ferris, D. L., Lian, H., Brown, D. J., & Morrison, R. (in press).  Ostracism, self-esteem, and job performance: When do we self-verify and when do we self-enhance?  Academy of Management Journal

 

Rosen, C. C., Ferris, D. L., Brown, D. J., Chen, Y., & Yan, M. (2014). Perceptions of organizational politics: A need satisfaction paradigm. Organization Science, 25, 1026-1055.

 

Lian, H., Ferris, D. L., Morrison, R., & Brown, D. J. (2014). Blame it on the supervisor or the subordinate? Reciprocal relations between abusive supervision and organizational deviance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99, 651-664.

 

Lian, H., Brown, D. J., Ferris, D. L., Liang, L., Keeping, L. M., & Morrison, R. J. (2014). Abusive supervision and retaliation: A self-control framework. Academy of Management Journal, 57, 116-139.

 

Hideg, I., & Ferris, D. L. (2014). Support for employment equity policies: A self-enhancement approach.  Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 123, 49-64.

 

Ferris, D. L. (2014). Contingent self-esteem: A review and applications to organizational research.  In M. Gagne (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Work Engagement, Motivation, and Self-Determination Theory (pp. 127-142).  New York: Oxford University Press.  

 

Chen, Y., Ferris, D. L., Kwan, M., Yan, M., Zhou, M., & Hong, Y. (2013). Self-love’s lost labor: A self-enhancement model of workplace incivility. Academy of Management Journal, 56, 1199-1219.

 

Ferris, D. L., Johnson, R. E., Rosen, C. C., Djurdjevic, E., Chang, C.-H., & Tan, J. A. (2013). When is success not satisfying? Integrating regulatory focus and approach/avoidance motivation theories to explain the relation between core self-evaluation and job satisfaction. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98, 342-353.

 

Balliet, D., & Ferris, D. L. (2013). Ostracism and prosocial behavior: A social dilemma perspective. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 120, 298-308.

 

Ferris, D. L., Spence, J. R., Brown, D. J., & Heller, D. (2012).  Interpersonal injustice and workplace deviance: The role of esteem threat.  Journal of Management, 38, 1788-1811.

 

Wagner, D. T., Barnes, C. M., Lim, V. K. G., & Ferris, D. L. (2012). Lost sleep and cyberloafing: Evidence from the laboratory and a Daylight Saving Time quasi-experiment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 1068-1076.

 

Lian, H., Ferris, D. L., & Brown, D. J. (2012). Does power distance exacerbate or mitigate the effects of abusive supervision? It depends on the outcome. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 107-123. 

 

Lian, H., Ferris, D. L., & Brown, D. J. (2012). Does taking the good with the bad make things worse? How abusive supervision and leader-member exchange interact to impact need satisfaction and organizational deviance. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 117, 41-52. 

 

Chang, C.-H., Ferris, D. L., Johnson, R. E., Rosen, C. C., & Tan, J. A. (2012). Core self-evaluations: A review and evaluation of the literature. Journal of Management, 38, 81-128.

 

Hideg, I., Michela, J. L., & Ferris, D. L. (2011).  Overcoming negative reactions of nonbeneficiaries to employment equity: The effect of participation in policy formulation.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 96, 363-376.

 

Ferris, D. L., Rosen, C. C., Johnson, R. E., Brown, D. J., Risavy, S., & Heller, D. (2011).  Approach or avoidance (or both?): Integrating core self-evaluations within an approach/avoidance framework.  Personnel Psychology, 64, 137-161.

 

Spence, J. R., Ferris, D. L., Heller, D., & Brown, D. J., (2011).  Understanding daily citizenship behaviors: A social comparison perspective. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32, 547-571.

 

Ferris, D. L., Lian, H., Pang, F. X. J., Brown, D. J., & Keeping, L. M. (2010).  Self-esteem and job performance: The moderating role of self-esteem contingencies. Personnel Psychology, 63, 561-593.

 

Ferris, D. L., Brown, D. J., Lian, H., & Keeping, L. M. (2009).  When does self-esteem relate to deviant behavior?  The role of contingencies of self-worth.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 1345-1353.

 

Heller, D., Ferris, D. L., Brown, D. J., & Watson, D. (2009). The influence of work personality on job satisfaction: Incremental validity and mediation effects.  Journal of Personality, 77, 1051-1084.

 

Ferris, D. L., Brown, D. J., & Heller, D. (2009).  Organizational supports and organizational deviance: The mediating role of organization-based self-esteem. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 108, 279-286.

 

Ferris, D. L., Brown, D. J., Berry, J., & Lian, H. (2008). The development and validation of the Workplace Ostracism Scale.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 1348-1366. 

 

Brown, D. J., Ferris, D. L., Heller, D., & Keeping, L. M. (2007).  Antecedents and consequences of the frequency of upward and downward social comparisons at work.  Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 102, 59-75.