Yi-Ren Wang

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

Area of Expertise:

Organizational Behavior, Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Yi-Ren Wang is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at Asia School of Business. She received her Ph.D. in Management from the University of Alabama. She received her master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from National Taiwan University.

Her research interests include precarious work, workplace inequality, behavioral poverty trap, socioeconomic mobility, work motivation, fairness, work-family dynamics, employee well-being, and workplace trauma. The ultimate goal of her research is to identify ways to reduce social disparities and promote upward mobility, particularly for workers in underprivileged conditions. She has ongoing projects aiming to 1) explain the motivational and behavioral challenges faced by underprivileged workers at work, 2) highlight the importance of organizational justice for promoting a long-term perspective and career investment for workers in precarity, and 3) theorize the transmission of occupational strain across life boundaries and between individuals.

    • Chen, H.-T, & Wang, Y.-R. (2021, July). The Roles of Financial Stress, Perceived Supervisory Support, Job Insecurity in Hospitality Employees’ Work-Family Conflict. Paper to be presented at the 2021 annual meeting of the Hospitality & Tourism Educators.
    • Wang, Y.-R., Ford, M. T., & Huh, Y. (2021, May). The Crossover Effect of Resource Scarcity and Cognitive Mindsets on Partner’s Motivational Outcomes for Work and Family. Poster presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of The Eastern Academy of Management.
    • Wang, Y.-R., Ford, M. T., & Huh, Y. Resource Scarcity in COVID-19 and Crossover of the Fixed-Pie Work-Life Ideology. (2021, April). On the Same Page: Employee-Partner Congruence on Work-Family Constructs. Symposium presented at the 36th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, USA.
    • Wang, Y.-R., Ford, M. T., & Huh, Y. Financial Stress and Proactive Coping in Response to Anticipated Work-Family. (2021, April). Implications of Financial Vulnerability: Examining the Understudied. Symposium presented at the 36th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, USA.
    • Odle-Dusseau, H., Wang Y.-R., Matthews, R., Wayne, J. (2021, April). Financial Hardships as Gendered Experiences. Implications of Financial Vulnerability: Examining the Understudied. Symposium presented at the 36th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, USA.
    • Wang, Y.-R., Martin, A., & Black K. J. (2020, October). Antecedents and Outcomes of Daily Anticipated Stress and Stress Forecasting Errors. Paper presented at the 2020 Southern Management Association Meeting, St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA.
    • Jordan, S. L., Palmer, J. C., Paustian-Underdahl, S. C., Wang, Y. -R., King, J. E., & Halbesleben, J. R. B. (2020, October). Going Above and Beyond…Me? How Supervisors Perceive Subordinate Work-to-Home Integration Behavior. Paper to be presented at the 2020 Southern Management Association Meeting, St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA.
    • King, J., Wang, Y.-R., & Lowman, G. H. (2020, August). Analytics as a Tool in Major Selection: Exploring Student Reactions. Paper presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada.
    • Lowman, G. H., King, J., Wang, Y.-R., & Lewis, D. W. (2020, August). The Acceptability of HR Analytics: Exploring the Importance of the Individual Perspective. Paper presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada.
    • Wang, Y.-R., Martin, A., & Black K. J. (2020, April). Effects of Anticipatory Stress and Stress Forecasting on Well-being Outcomes. Poster presented at the 34th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Austin, TX, USA.
    • Wang, Y.-R., Crede, M., Harms, P. D., Ford, M. T. & Lester, P. (2020, April). A Meta-Analysis on Crossover of Workplace Traumatic Experiences between Partners. Poster presented at the 34th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Austin, TX, USA.
    • Wang, Y.-R., & Ford, M. T. (2020, February). Exploring the Determinants of Preparedness for Work-Family Conflict: Forecasting, Planning and Dyadic Coping with Partners. Poster presented at Crimson Conference on Work & Family, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA.
    • Wang, Y.-R., Ford, M. T., Wang, Y., & Jin, J. (2019, December). Shift and Variability in Daily Interpersonal Justice are Associated with Psychological Detachment and Affect at Home. Poster presented at the department of Psychology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
    • Wang, Y.-R., Zhuang, W., Brady, L., Pervez, A., Huh, Y., & Ford, M. T. (2019, November). Meta-Analytic Relationships Between Work Factors and Health Behaviors. Presented at the 13th Work, Stress and Health conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
    • Wang, Y.-R., & Ford, M. T. (2019, November). Job Insecurity and the Work-Family Tradeoffs: A Resource Scarcity Perspective. Poster presented at the 13th Work, Stress and Health conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
    • Wang, Y.-R., Brady, L., Huh, Y., & Ford, M. T. (2019, October). Job Insecurity and the Prioritizing Work Over Family: Evidence From Representative National Samples. Presented at the 2019 Southern Management Association Meeting, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
    • Wang, Y.-R., & Ford, M. T. Financial Adequacy Affects Changes in Temporal Focus and Goal Striving Strategies Throughout Life. (2019, August). Presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
    • Odle-Dusseau, H., Matthews, R., Wayne, J., Wang Y.-R. (2019, August). Managing a Financial Hardship: A Multilevel Analysis of Community- and Individual-level Predictors of Employee Well-being. Presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
    • Wang, Y.-R., Ford, M. T., Wang, Y., & Jin, J. (2019, March). Shift and Variability in Daily Interpersonal Justice are Associated with Psychological Detachment and Affect at Home. Poster presented at the Culverhouse Research Showcase, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA.
    • Wang, Y.-R., & Ford, M. T. (2017, April). The Cost of Inconsistent Supervisor Treatment on Psychological Detachment and Daily Home Affect – A Multilevel Longitudinal Study. In M. T. Ford (chair), New Within-Person Perspectives on Affect across Work and Home. Symposium conducted at the 32th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL, USA.
    • Huh, Y., Ford, M. T., & Wang, Y.-R. (2017, April). Industry-Level Economic Demands, Job Demands and Work-Family Conflict., Exploring Macro-Level Factors Impacting Individual Work-Family Experience. Symposium conducted at the 32th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL, USA.
    • Wang, Y.-R., Tetrick, L. E. (2015, May) A Conceptual Model: Understanding adjustments and outcomes of overqualification from the perspectives of work volition, psychological reactance and learned helplessness. Poster session presented at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA.
      • Wang, Y.-R., Black K. J. & Martin, A. (in press). Antecedents and Outcomes of Daily Anticipated Stress and Stress Forecasting Errors. Stress & Health.
      • Wang, Y.-R., & Ford, M. T. (2020). Financial Inadequacy and the Disadvantageous Changes in Time Perspective and Goal Striving Strategies throughout Life. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 41(9), 895-914.Proposal received Government Study Aboard Scholarship from Ministry of Education, Taiwan.
      • King, J., Wang, Y.-R., & Lowman, G. H. (2020) Analytics as a Tool in Major Selection: Exploring Student Reactions. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2020(1), 11713.
      • Lowman, G. H., King, J., Wang, Y.-R., & Lewis, D. W. (2020) The Acceptability of HR Analytics: Exploring the Importance of the Individual Perspective, 2020(1), 13899.
      • Wang, Y.-R., Ford, M. T., Wang, Y., & Jin, J. (2019). Shifts and Variability in Daily Interpersonal Justice are Associated with Psychological Detachment and Affect at home. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 115, 1-14.
      • Wang, Y.-R., & Ford, M. T. (2019). Financial Adequacy Affects Changes in Temporal Focus and Goal Striving Strategies Throughout Life. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2019(1), 18413.
      • Wang, Y.-R. & Huh, Y. (2019). Empower the Powerless: Practical Implications for Breaking Silence. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 12, 350-354.
      • Ford, M. T., Wang, Y.-R., & Huh, Y. (2018). Work, the work-family interface, and subjective well-being. In E. Diener, S. Oishi, & L. Tay (Eds.), Handbook of well-being. Salt Lake City, UT: DEF Publishers.