James B. Avey PhD

 

   

Contact: james.avey@cwu.edu

 

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James B. Avey holds a Ph.D. in Leadership, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is currently the Distinguished Professor of Research in Management at Central Washington University and previously in engineering human resource management at The Boeing Company. His research on positive psychological capital, ethical leadership and psychological ownership has appeared in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management and The Leadership Quarterly. His has consulted with a range of organizations including The Boeing Company, Kelloggs, Lincoln Plating, Omaha Steaks and the United States Department of Justice.

 

 

Journal Publications:

 

Agarwal, U., & Avey, J. B. (2020). Abusive supervisors and employees who cyberloaf: Examining the roles of psychological capital and contract breach. Internet Research, 30(3), 789–809.

Weber, T. J., & Avey, J. B. (2019). Speaking up when values are aligned: Manager value congruence and the mediating role of employee voice. Baltic Journal of Management, 14(4), 578–596.

Holley, E. C., Wu, K., & Avey, J. B. (2019). The impact of leader trustworthiness on employee voice and performance in China. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 26(2), 179–189.

Li, C., Wu, K., Johnson, D. E., & Avey, J. B. (2017). Going against the grain works: An attributional perspective of perceived ethical leadership. Journal of Business Ethics, 141(1), 87–102.

Avey, J. B., Wu, K., & Holley, E. (2015). The influence of abusive supervision and job embeddedness on citizenship and deviance. Journal of Business Ethics, 129(3), 721–731.

Avey, J. B. (2014). The left side of psychological capital: New evidence on the antecedents of PsyCap. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 21(2), 141–149.

Palanski, M., Avey, J. B., & Jiraporn, N. (2014). The effects of ethical leadership and abusive supervision on job search behaviors in the turnover process. Journal of Business Ethics, 121(1), 135–146.

Luthans, B. C., Luthans, K. W., & Avey, J. B. (2014). Building the leaders of tomorrow: The development of academic psychological capital. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 21(2), 191–199.

Larson, M. D., Norman, S. M., Hughes, L. W., & Avey, J. B. (2013). Psychological capital: A new lens for understanding employee fit and attitudes. International Journal of Leadership Studies, 8(1), 28–43.

Reichard, R. J., Avey, J. B., Lopez, S., & Dollwet, M. (2013). Having the will and finding the way: A review and meta-analysis of hope at work. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(4), 292–304.

Alkire, T. D., & Avey, J. B. (2013). Psychological capital and the intent to pursue employment with developed and emerging market multinational corporations. Human Resource Development International, 16(1), 40–55.

Avey, J. B., Richmond, F. L., & Nixon, D. R. (2012). Leader positivity and follower creativity: An experimental analysis. Journal of Creative Behavior, 46(2), 99–118.

Avey, J. B., Luthans, F., Sweetman, D., Hannah, S. T., & Peterson, C. (2012). Impact of employees’ character strengths of wisdom on stress and creative performance. Human Resource Management Journal, 22(2), 165–181.

Avey, J. B., Wernsing, T. S., & Palanski, M. E. (2012). Exploring the process of ethical leadership: The mediating role of employee voice and psychological ownership. Journal of Business Ethics, 107(1), 21–34.

Avey, J. B., Palanski, M. E., & Walumbwa, F. O. (2011). When leadership goes unnoticed: The moderating role of follower self-esteem on the relationship between ethical leadership and follower behavior. Journal of Business Ethics, 98(4), 573–582.

Avey, J. B., Wernsing, T. S., & Mhatre, K. H. (2011). A longitudinal analysis of positive psychological constructs and emotions on stress, anxiety and well-being. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 18(2), 216–228.

Avey, J. B., Reichard, R. J., Luthans, F., & Mhartre, K. H. (2011). Meta-analysis of the impact of positive psychological capital on employee attitudes, behaviors, and performance. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 22(2), 127–152.

Avey, J. B., Avolio, B. J., & Luthans, F. (2011). Experimentally analyzing the impact of leader positivity on follower positivity and performance. The Leadership Quarterly, 22(2), 282–294.

Walumbwa, F. O., Luthans, F., Avey, J. B., & Oke, A. (2011). Authentically leading groups: The mediating role of collective psychological capital and trust. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32(1), 4–24.

Sweetman, D., Luthans, F., Avey, J. B., & Luthans, B. C. (2011). Relationship between positive psychological capital and creative performance. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 28(1), 4–13.

Norman, S. M., Avey, J. B., Nimnicht, J. L., & Pigeon, N. G. (2010). The interactive effects of psychological capital and organizational identity on employee organizational citizenship and deviance behaviors. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 17(4), 380–391.

Hughes, L. W., Avey, J. B., & Nixon, D. R. (2010). Relationships between leadership and followers’ quitting intentions and job search behaviors. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 17(4), 351–362.

Avey, J. B., Nimnicht, J. L., & Pigeon, N. G. (2010). Two field studies examining the association between positive psychological capital and employee performance. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 31(5), 384–401.

Avey, J. B., Luthans, F., Smith, R. M., & Palmer, N. F. (2010). Impact of positive psychological capital on employee well-being over time. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15(1), 17–28.

Avolio, B. J., Avey, J. B., & Quisenberry, D. (2010). Estimating return on leadership development investment. The Leadership Quarterly, 21(4), 633–644.

Luthans, F., Avey, J. B., Avolio, B. J., & Peterson, S. J. (2010). The development and resulting performance impact of positive psychological capital. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 21(1), 41–67.

Avey, J. B., Luthans, F., & Youssef, C. M. (2010). The additive value of positive psychological capital in predicting work attitudes and behaviors. Journal of Management, 36(2), 430–452.

Avey, J. B., Luthans, F., & Jensen, S. M. (2009). Psychological capital: A positive resource for combating employee stress and turnover. Human Resource Management, 48(5), 677–693.

Avey, J. B., Avolio, B. J., Crossley, C. D., & Luthans, F. (2009). Psychological ownership: Theoretical extensions, measurement and relation to work outcomes. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 30, 173–191.

Provaznik, W. J., Hughes, L. W., & Avey, J. B. (2009). Pushing the margins: A dynamic model of idiosyncrasy credit in top management team behavior. Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice and Teaching, 5(2), 1–9.

Hughes, L. W., & Avey, J. B. (2009). Transforming with levity: Humor, leadership, and follower attitudes. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 30(6), 540–562.

Clapp-Smith, R. O., Vogelgesang, G. R., & Avey, J. B. (2009). Authentic leadership and positive psychological capital: The mediating role of trust at the group level of analysis. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 15(3), 227–240.

Hughes, L. W., Avey, J. B., & Norman, S. M. (2008). A study of supportive climate, trust, engagement and organizational commitment. Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice and Teaching, 4(2), 51–59.

Avey, J. B., West, B. J., & Crossley, C. D. (2008). The association between ethnic congruence in the supervisor-subordinate dyad and subordinate organizational position and salary. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 81(3), 551–566.

Luthans, F., Rhee, S., Luthans, B. C., & Avey, J. B. (2008). Impact of behavioral performance management in a Korean application. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 29(5), 427–443.

Avey, J. B., Hughes, L. W., Norman, S. M., & Luthans, K. W. (2008). Using positivity, transformational leadership and empowerment to combat employee negativity. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 29(2), 110–126.

Avey, J. B., Luthans, F., & Mhatre, K. H. (2008). A call for longitudinal research in positive organizational behavior. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 29(5), 705–711.

Luthans, F., Avey, J. B., Clapp-Smith, R., & Li, W. (2008). More evidence on the value of Chinese workers’ psychological capital: A potentially unlimited competitive resource? International Journal of Human Resource Management, 19(5), 818–827.

Luthans, F., Avey, J. B., & Patera, J. L. (2008). Experimental analysis of a web-based training intervention to develop positive psychological capital. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 7(2), 209–221.

Luthans, F., Norman, S. M., Avolio, B. J., & Avey, J. B. (2008). The mediating role of psychological capital in the supportive organizational climate-employee performance relationship. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 29(2), 219–238.

Avey, J. B., Wernsing, T. S., & Luthans, F. (2008). Can positive employees help positive organizational change? Impact of psychological capital and emotions on relevant attitudes and behaviors. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 44(1), 48–70.

Luthans, F., Avolio, B. J., Avey, J. B., & Norman, S. M. (2007). Positive psychological capital: Measurement and relationship with performance and satisfaction. Personnel Psychology, 60(3), 541–572.

 

 

Presentations:

Avey, J. B. (2019, Spring). The Mediating Effect of Resilience between Abusive Supervision and Job Satisfaction (with McNair Scholar Program). Western Psychological Association National Conference.

Pritchard, M. P., & Avey, J. B. (2018, Summer). The relationship between worldview and moral recognition in business: Examining patterns of ethical acceptability. World Marketing Congress. Porto Portugal: World Marketing Congress.

Pritchard, M. P., & Avey, J. B. (2018, Summer). Latitudes of acceptance in ethical dilemmas: The impact of worldview. Academy of Marketing Conference. Stirling, Scotland: Academy of Marketing.

Holley, E., Wu, K., & Avey, J. (2013, Summer). The voice of a leader: An examination of leader trustworthiness, voice, and performance in China. Academy of Management. Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), FL: Academy of Management.

Avey, J., Wu, K., & Holley, E. (2012, November). Trapped with a mad man: The impact of abusive supervision and job embeddedness on citizenship and deviance. Southern Management Association Meeting. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Alkire, T. D., & Avey, J. (2012, April). Psychological capital and the intent to pursue employment with developed and emerging market multinational corporations. Western Decision Sciences Institute. Kona, Hawaii.

Avey, J. B., Mhatre, K., & Reichard, R. J. (2010, April). Meta-analysis of positive psychological capital with desirable employee outcomes. Western Psych Association. Cancun, Mexico.

Avey, J. B., Nixon, D., & Richmond, F. L. (2010, October). Testing the behavioral plasticity hypothesis on leader positivity and follower creativity. Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management. San Diego, California.

Avey, J. B., Reichard, R., & Mhatre, K. H. (2010, Autumn). A review, synthesis and meta-analysis of positive psychological capital. Academy of Management. Montreal, Canada.

Richmond, L., Nixon, D., Nimnicht, J. L., & Avey, J. B. (2010, Autumn). An investigation of the effects of conveyed positive messages on follower psychological capital and creative task performance. Hawaii International Conference on Business. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Norman, S. M., Larson, M., Hughes, L. W., & Avey, J. B. (2009, Autumn). Leader-follower congruence on transient positive psychological states and its relation to employee attitudes. Midwest Academy of Management. Chicago, Illinois.

Norman, S. M., Hughes, L. W., Larson, M., & Avey, J. B. (2009, Autumn). The role of media savvy in virtual leader-follower relationships. Midwest Academy of Management. Chicago, Illinois.

Peterson, S., Luthans, F., Wernsing, T. S., Avey, J. B., & Avolio, B. J. (2009, Autumn). A longitudinal examination of the relationship between positive psychological resources and employee job performance. National Academy of Management. Chicago, Illinois.

Provaznik, W. P., Hughes, L. W., & Avey, J. B. (2009, Autumn). Pushing the margins: A dynamic model of idiosyncratic credit in top management team behavior. Business and Leadership Symposium. Fort Hays, Kansas.

Wernsing, T. A., & Avey, J. B. (2009, Autumn). Longitudinal analyses of psychological capital on two indicators of employee performance. European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology. Santiago de Compostela.

Hughes, L. W., Provaznik, W. J., & Avey, J. B. (2009, October). Dyeing the black sheep: The marginalization of ingroup deviants. Great Plains Economics and Business Conference. Omaha, Nebraska.

Hughes, L. W., Provaznik, W. J., & Avey, J. B. (2009, October). Dyeing the black sheep: The marginalization of ingroup deviants. Great Plains Economics and Business Conference. Omaha, Nebraska.

Hughes, L. W., Provaznik, W. J., & Avey, J. B. (2009, October). Dyeing the black sheep: The marginalization of ingroup deviants. Great Plains Economics and Business Conference. Omaha, Nebraska.

Avey, J. B. (2008, Autumn). Is envy always bad? Is psychological capital always good? Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. San Francisco.

Hughes, L. W., Avey, J., & Norman, S. M. (2008, Autumn). Study of supportive climate, trust, engagement, commitment. Fort Hays State University, Business and Leadership Symposium. Hays, Kansas.

Avey, J. B., Avolio, B. J., & Mhatre, K. (2008, Autumn). The impact of transformational leadership on psychological ownership. Academy of Management. Anaheim.

Walumbwa, F. O., Luthans, F., Avey, J. B., & Oke, A. (2008, Autumn). Authentic leadership and team outcomes: The role of emergent states. Southern Management Conference. St. Pete Beach.

Avey, J. B., West, B. J., & Crossley, C. D. (2007, Autumn). The association between ethnic congruence in the leader-follower dyad and follower organizational position and salary. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. New York.

Avey, J. B., Avolio, B. J., Crossley, C. R., & Luthans, F. (2007, Autumn). Psychological ownership: Theoretical extensions and analysis of a multi-dimensional theory-based measure. Academy of Management. Philadelphia.

Avey, J. B., Wernsing, T. S., & Luthans, F. (2007, Autumn). Don’t worry, be happy: Examining moderators and mediators of the impact of positivity on attitudes and behaviors. Academy of Management. Philadelphia.

 

 

Honors and Awards:

 

 

2008

College of Business Advisory Board, Faculty Excellence Award - Research

2009

Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Douglas Memorial Award - Honorable Mention

Literati Network Awards for Excellence, Outstanding Paper

College of Business Advisory Board, Faculty Excellence Award - Research

2010

Academy of Management, Outstanding Reviewer Award

Southern Management Association, Best Paper

Alumni Association, Excellence in Teaching Award

Academy of Human Resource Development, Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award:

Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Imprint and Human Resource Development Quarterly congratulate Fred Luthans, James B. Avey, Bruce J. Avolio, and Suzanne J. Peterson on winning the 2010 Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award for their article, The Development and Resulting Impact of Positive Psychological Capital, which appeared in the Spring 2010 issue, Volume 21, Number 1 of Human Resource Development Quarterly. Begun in 1995, the Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award is awarded each year by the Academy of Human Resource Development for the outstanding manuscript in each volume of Human Resource Development Quarterly. Award criteria include new knowledge contribution to the field of human resource development; theoretical and/or practical importance of the problem; appropriateness of approach and/or methods used; the extent to which results justify conclusions; and quality of reporting.

2011

College of Business Advisory Board , Faculty Excellence Award - Research

2013

Emerald Publisher, Research, Emerald Publisher Top 50 papers in Human Resource Management

2015

College of Business, Excellence in Faculty Research, CB Award for Excellence in Faculty Research 2015

College of Business, Excellence in Professional Service, CB award for Excellence in Professional Service (2015)

2016

CWU, Distinguished Professor of Research

Wall Street Journal, My Research Highlighted

2018

Boeing, Faculty Advisor to the winning Boeing Case Competition Team

2019

Applied Psychology: An International Review, Article Reviewing Honor

2017

Academy of Management Learning and Education, Decade Award- Best paper over the course of 10 years

2019

Academy of Management Learning and Education, Scholarly Impact Supplement – Professor Avey listed as number 73 in the world in organizational behavior out of 16, 000 authors. , http://hermanaguinis.com/AMLEscholarlyimpactsupplement.pdf