Sooyeol KimSooyeol Kim

Advisor: Dr. YoungAh Park

DESCRIPTION OF RESEARCH

I am interested in occupational stress and recovery from work stressors such as psychological detachment from works both at work and non-work settings and how new technology (e.g., smartphones), affects the recovery process. Currently, my research focuses on how employees recover from their work stressors and fatigue in the work setting by engaging in micro-break activity and a new type of recovery process with advanced technology such as smartphones. Moreover, how these recovery activities on the job influence not only employees’ well-being, but also their work-related outcomes (e.g., job performance and work engagement). Another research interest is the impacts of negative workplace experience (e.g., customer incivility and sexual harassment) and diversity issues such as the management of invisible stigma identities (e.g., religion and drinking norm) on employees’ well-being.

PUBLICATIONS

Lyons, B., Wessel, J., Ghumman, S. Ryan, A. M., & Kim, S. (2014). Applying models of identity management across cultures: Christianity in the United States and South Korea. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35, 678-704.

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Kim, S., Park, Y., & Niu, Q. (accepted). Micro-break activities at work to recover from daily work demands. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Park, Y., Sliter, M. T., & Kim, S. (accepted). Perceived control over customer incivility among customer service employees. In D. D. Walker, M. T. Sliter, & D. D. van Jaarsveld (Co-chairs). New developments in workplace incivility research. 2015 Symposium at the 30th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Kim, S., & Niu, Q. (2014). Smartphone: It can do more than you think. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Gilrane, V.L., Anderson, A.J., Ahmad, A.S., King, E.B., Kim, S., & Park, J. (2013). Perceptions of and behaviors toward Arab and Asian leaders. In D. Avery (Chair), Title. Symposium to be presented at the 28th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference, Houston, TX.

Anderson, A.J., Ahmad, A.S., Lindsey, A.P., King, E.B., Ragone, S., Feyre, R., & Kim, S. (2013). The effectiveness of training strategies to reduce bas in evaluations of female leaders. In W. Shen & A. Carter-Sowell (Chairs), Title. Symposium to be presented at the 28th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference, Houston, TX.

Kim, S., Ghumman, S., & Park, J. (2012). Perceived Stigma of Non-Drinkers in South Korean Culture. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference, San Diego, CA

Ghumman, S., Kim, S., & Park, J. (2012). Misperceptions at Work: Failure to Drink, Failure to Launch. Paper presented at the 72th Annual Academy of Management (AOM) conference, Boston, MA

Kim, S., Lyons, B., Ryan, AM., Wessel, J., & Ghumman, S. (2011). Extending Models of Invisible Management: Religion in the Workplace. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference, Chicago, IL.

MEDIA COVERAGE

November 6 2014, Why Smartphone Breaks at Work Aren't Such a Bad Idea, Huffington Post,
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ozy/why-smartphone-breaks-at-_b_6107746.html

August 2014, research featured in an interview, ABC TV Network
http://mediacenter.tveyes.com/downloadgateway.aspx?UserID=253633&MDID=3753433&MDSeed=6752&Type=Media

February 2014, research featured in an interview, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology,
http://www.siop.org/article_view.aspx?article=1222

February 2014, Texting Friends From Work Makes Employees More Productive,
http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/5936-can-smartphones-actually-make-employees-more-productive.html

EDUCATION
Kansas State University, Kansas, USA
PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, expected 2017                  
From August 2013
Advisor: YoungAh Park
George Mason University, Virginia, USA
MA. May 2013
Major: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  August 2011 – May 2013
Advisor: Jose M. Cortina

Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
BA. August 2011
Major: Psychology
    - Concentration: Industrial and Organizational Psychology
August 2008 – August 2011