Nathan A. Bowling, Ph.D.

Fawcett Hall 303, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

I have authored or coauthored 52 peer-reviewed journal articles and 12 book chapters.  Many of my articles have appeared in top-tier journals (e.g., the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology).  I have also coedited a book (Research and Theory on Workplace Aggression with Sandy Hershcovis) and I have signed a contract to coedit a second book (Essentials of Job Attitudes, Beliefs, and Perceptions with Valerie Sessa), which will be published in late 2020.

My research was featured in Joireman and Van Lange’s (2015) American Psychological Association book How to Publish High-Quality Research and in 2017 I was listed among the top 2% of most cited authors in I-O psychology textbooks.  According to a 28 July 2019 Google Scholar search, my h-index is 33 (adjusted for my career stage, this figure is above the 95th percentile; for more details, see the m-quotient reported in my CV) and my research has been cited 6,539 times.  Since 2008, I have been a PI on > $497,000 in external funding from such sources as the United States Air Force Research Laboratory and the SIOP Foundation’s Small Grant Program.

For additional information about my research, see the links to his Google Scholar, Research Gate, Social Psychology Network, and LinkedIn pages found under the "My Links" tab at the top right of this webpage.

Curriculum Vitae: 
Education History: 

2005    Ph.D. -- Central Michigan University -- Concentration: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

1999     B.A. -- Ohio University -- Concentration: Psychology   



Graduate-Level Courses Taught

Behavior in Organizations (PSY 8620)

Personality Structure and Assessment (PSY 7030)

Undergraduate-Level Courses Taught

Industrial and Organizational Psychology (PSY 3040)

Research Methods in Psychology I (PSY 3010)


Research statement: 

Employee Well-Being

I have a longstanding interest in employee well-being.  My research in this area focuses on (a) how employee well-being is most effectively measured, (b) situational and individual difference variables as predictors of employee well-being, and (c) employee well-being's relationship with job performance.   

Counterproductive Work Behavior 

Much of my research focuses on counterproductive work behavior (CWB).  My research in this area examines three main questions: (a) What situational and individual difference variables predict CWBs?; (b) What effects do employees experience when they are the targets of CWBs?; and (c) What factors influence whether or not witnesses of CWBs report their coworkers’ behavior to organizational authorities. 

Research Participant Carelessness 

When using self-report measures, researchers generally assume that participants carefully read and consider every questionnaire item before they respond.  Unfortunately, questionnaire respondents are sometimes inattentive.  In recognition of this, I’ve recently begun a line of research examining research participant carelessness.  This research examines why some participants respond to self-report measures without closely reading the questionnaire items and what can be done to prevent such behavior.



Nathan currently serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Applied Psychology: An International Review 



Students Advised: 

Current Ph.D. Students

Cheyna Brower

Joe Dagosta

Md Rashedul Islam


Past Ph.D. Students (and their current employment)

Dr. Caleb B. Bragg, Assistant Professor, Central Connecticut State University

Dr. Kevin J. Eschleman, Associate Professor, San Francisco State University

Dr. Tony Gibson, Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area

Dr. Gregory D. Hammond, CPS HR Consulting

Dr. Michael R. Hoepf, National Transportation Safety Board

Dr. Steve Khazon, Amazon

Dr. Cristina D. Kirkendall, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Dr. Qiang Wang, Assistant Professor, East China University of Science and Technology




Peer-reviewed journal articles published since 2015

*graduate student co-author

Bowling, N. A., Lyons, B. D., & Burns, G. N. (in press). Staying quiet or speaking out: Does peer reporting depend on the type of counterproductive work behavior witnessed?  Journal of Personnel Psychology.  doi: TBD.

*Gibson, A. M., & Bowling, N. A. (in press). The effects of questionnaire length and behavioral consequences on careless responding.  European Journal of Psychological Assessment.  doi:

Wang, Q., Bowling, N. A., Tian, Q, Alarcon, G. M., Kwan, H. K. (2018). Workplace harassment intensity and revenge: Mediation and moderation effects.  Journal of Business Ethics, 151, 213-234. doi: 10.1007/s10551-016-3243-2

Bowling, N. A., Wagner, S. W., & Beehr, T. A. (2018). The Facet Satisfaction Scale: An effective affective measure of job satisfaction facets. Journal of Business and Psychology, 33, 383-403. doi: 10.1007/s10869-017-9499-4           

Bragg, C. B., & Bowling, N. A. (2018). Not all forms of misbehavior are created equal: Differential personality facet-counterproductive work behavior relations. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 26, 27-35. doi: 10.1111/ijsa.12200

Lyons, B. D., & Bowling, N. A. (2017). On the effectiveness of peer reporting policies: A person-situation perspective. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 32, 547-560. doi: 10.1108/JMP-04-2017-0147. Highly Commended 2018 Emerald Literati Award Winner.

Bowling, N. A., *Khazon, S., Alarcon, G. M., *Blackmore, C. E., *Bragg, C. B., *Hoepf, M. R., Barelka, A., Kennedy, K., Wang, Q., & Li, H. (2017). Building better measures of role ambiguity and role conflict: The validation of new role stressor scales. Work & Stress, 31, 1-23. doi: 10.1080/02678373.2017.1292563

Bowling, N. A., Huang, J. L., *Bragg, C. B., *Khazon, S., Liu, M., & *Blackmore, C. E. (2016). Who cares and who is careless? Insufficient effort responding as a reflection of respondent personality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 111, 218-229. doi: 10.1037/pspp0000085           

Bowling, N. A., & Beehr, T. A. (2016). Opponent process theory can help explain some effects of resilience. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 9, 486-490. doi: 10.1017/iop.2016.44           

Wang, Q., & Bowling, N. A. (2016). A comparison of general and work-specific personality measures as predictors of organizational citizenship behavior. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 24, 172-188. doi: 10.1111/ijsa.12139           

Eschleman, K. J., Bowling, N. A., & LaHuis, D. M. (2015). The moderating effects of personality on the relationship between change in work stressors and change in counterproductive work behaviors. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 88, 656-678. doi: 10.1111/joop.12090

Bowling, N. A., Alarcon, G. M., *Bragg, C., & *Hartman, M. (2015). A meta- analytic examination of the potential correlates and consequences of workload. Work & Stress, 29, 95-113. doi: 10.1080/02678373.2015.1033037 

Eschleman, K. J., Bowling, N. A., & Judge, T. A. (2015). The dispositional basis of attitudes: A replication and extension of Hepler and Albarracín (2013). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, e1-e15. doi: 10.1037/pspp0000017            

Huang, J. L., Liu, M., & Bowling, N. A. (2015). Insufficient effort responding: Examining an insidious confound in survey data. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 828-845. doi: 10.1037/a0038510

Bowling, N. A., & Burns, G. N. (2015). Sex as a moderator of the relationships between Predictor variables and counterproductive work behavior. Journal of Business and Psychology, 30, 193-205. doi: 10.1007/s10869-013-9342-5

Bowling, N. A., *Khazon, S., Meyer, R. D., & Burrus, C. (2015). Situational strength as a moderator of the relationship between job satisfaction and job performance: A meta-analytic examination. Journal of Business and Psychology, 30, 89-104. doi: 10.1007/s10869-013-9340-7

Bowling, N. A., & Lyons, B. D. (2015). Not on my watch: Facilitating peer reporting through employee job attitudes and personality traits. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 23, 80-91. doi: 10.1111/ijsa.12097           

Huang, J. L., Bowling, N. A., Liu, M., & Li, Y. (2015). Detecting insufficient effort responding with an infrequency scale: Evaluating validity and participant reactions. Journal of Business and Psychology, 30, 299-311. doi: 10.1007/s10869-014-9357-6


Professional Affiliations/Memberships: 

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)


Nathan is among the top 2% of most cited authors in popular I/O psychology textbooks (see Aguinis et al., 2017)

Nathan’s research was featured in Joireman and Van Lange’s (2015) book How to publish high-quality research (see pp. 106-107, 116).

The following paper was selected in 2015 as an Academy of Management Annual Meeting Best Paper (Identified as one of the top five papers out of 350 submissions to the HR Division):

     Lyons, B. D., Bowling, N. A., *Gibson, A., & *Zimmerlin, Z. (2015). Benchmarking the frequency, content, and efficacy of peer reporting              policies.  Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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