Nathan A. Bowling, Ph.D.

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

Nathan A. Bowling is a Professor of Psychology at Wright State University, where he teaches within the industrial-organizational psychology Ph.D. concentration.  He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles, many of which have appeared in top-tier journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Organizational Research Methods.  His research was featured in Joireman and Van Lange’s (2015) American Psychological Association book How to Publish High-Quality Research, in 2017 he was listed among the top 2% of most cited authors in I-O psychology textbooks (see Aguinis et al., 2017), and in 2020 he was listed in Ioannidis, Boyack, and Baas's (2020) database of the world’s most cited scientists (top 2% both for career and for 2019 among Business and Management researchers).  Nathan is a fellow of two professional organizations—the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).  He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology and as an editorial board member of several other journals.  As a PI, Nathan has been awarded over $950,000 in external funding since 2013.  His current research is funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and he currently serves as a consultant to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Nathan heads the Organizational Health Psychology Lab here at WSU.  For additional information about his 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.


Research Interest(s)

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.



Ph.D., Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Central Michigan University, 2005

B.A., Psychology, Ohio University, 1999


Curriculum Vitae

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