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Kenneth Shultz, Ph.D., Professor

STUDENT MASTERS THESES SERVED AS CHAIR (completed) [N=47]

 

Sean Alexander (June 2020) – “The Impact of Ageism and Social Support on the Relationship between Age and Perceptions of Self-Efficacy

 

Andrew Ansoorian (September 1996) “The Influence of Expertise and Gender on Job Analysis Ratings for a Physically Demanding Job” [presented at SIOP 1997]

 

Linda Araki (June 1995) “Statistical Competency of Psychology Students” [presented at WPA 1995]

 

Dalia Arellano (February 2010) “Individual versus group performance on a decision-making task”

 

Jaime Barrah (June 2001) "Elder Care Based Work-Family Conflict: Antecedents and Outcomes" [presented at SIOP 2005; submitted to the International Journal of Selection and Assessment]

 

James Baxter (July 2003) “Construct validation of a common format biodata within the public sector” [presented at SIOP 2005; submitted to the International Journal of Selection and Assessment]

 

Martha Blanco Villareal (May 2019) “The relationship between justice perceptions, conscientiousness, and performance outcomes among older and younger employees

 

Thomas Borawski (January 2016) “Health Factors and the To-Work, At-Work, and To-Retire Goals of Older Workers

 

Rachel Bravo (January 2017) “College students’ attitudes toward older workers

 

Alex Brody (November 2005) “Bridge employment: Can occupational self-efficacy determine which bridges are crossed?” [presented at SIOP 2006]

 

Daniel Caro (June 2020) – “The incremental effect of voluntariness of part time work status over age in predicting work motivation in part time workers

 

Autumn Carroll (November 2004) “Successful Mid-life Aging in a Changing Work Environment” [presented at SIOP 2006]

 

Alexius Cheang (December 2001) “I/O program, program evaluation”

 

Maryann Christie (June 1996) “Gender Differences in Coping with Work Stress and Predicting Work Related Outcomes” [published in Work and Stress, 1998]

 

Jessica Clemons (June 2020) “Investigating Work Engagement and Affective Commitment Through a Multi-dimensional Work Underload Scale, Mediated by Work-related Boredom

 

Jennifer Cremer (January 2008) “The Effects of Age, Computer Self-Efficacy,

Computer Anxiety, and Computer Experience on Training Method Preference in Employees”

 

Steven Crocker (March 2012) “The Mediating Effects of Perceived Person Organizational Support and Perceived Person Supervisor Support on the Relationships Among Person-Organizational Fit, Person-Supervisor Fit, and Organizational Commitment”

 

Tejas Dalvi (December 2011) “Age and Gender Differences in Stress and Coping”

 

Brian Decal (December 2009) “Realistic Job Previews (RJPs) and the moderating effects of met expectations in Nurses”

 

Anna Forsberg (April 2004) “Differences by Occupation in Perceive Face Validity and Procedural Justice of a Common Format Application of Hard Biodata and a Written Job Knowledge Test” [presented at SIOP 2005; published in Public Personnel Management, 2009]

 

Ashley Gomez (October 2018) “Impact of Conditional Job Offer on Applicant Reactions to Social Media in the Selection Process

 

Leslie Hagen (May 2012) “Usability in Unproctored Internet Testing: Needs of Older Applicants”

 

Negin Kordbacheh (August 2010) “Engaging an older workforce: The relationship between employee engagement, intrinsic motivation, and meaningfulness” [present at the 2011 SIOP conference]

 

Tracy Lindbo (December 1998) “Modeling Retiree Reciprocity in Organizations” [presented at SIOP 1999; published in Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 2008]

 

Jasmin Loi (November 2001) “Motivations for older adults seeking employment”

[presented at SIOP 2002; published in Journal of Applied Gerontology, 2007]

 

Alison Loreg (April 2020) Work-Related Communications After Hours: The Influence of Communication Technologies and Age on Work-Life Conflict and Burnout

 

Karla Medrano (June 2015) “The relationship between workload and cognitive overload: Self-efficacy, perfectionism, and resilience as potential moderators

 

Matthew Mellegers (April 2018) “The Role of Personality Traits and Goal Difficulty on Goal Commitment: A Moderation Analysis” – NOTE: First and only student ever to complete the MSIO program in just 5 quarters!

 

Jennifer Mersman (June 1996) “Individual Differences in the Tendency to Fake Good in Personality Assessment” [presented at SIOP 1997; published in Personality and Individual Differences, 1998]

 

David Morris (April 2002) “Comparing Job Component Validity to Observed Validity

Across Jobs” [presented at SIOP 2003]

 

Alex Nedilskyj (November 2010). “Age and Education Differences in Superior-subordinate Dyads: Testing relational norms and attraction similarity influences on role ambiguity, affect, and communication satisfaction”

 

Jyotsna Paintal (October 2008) – “The Influence of Pre-Retirement Planning on Retirement Satisfaction and Adjustment”

 

Chanjira Pengcharoen (March 2007) “The Influence of Work and Nonwork-Related Factors on Bridge Employment Decisions” [presented at SIOP 2007, published in the International Journal of Manpower 2010]

 

Ryan Pennock (May 1998) “Fakability in Structured Interviews: A Comparsion of Situational and Past Behavior Formats” [presented at APA 1999]

 

Ryan Radmall (October 2017) “Predicting Law Enforcement Officer Turnover and Use of Force from Variables Measured by the 2013 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) Survey

 

Michael Rose (December 2015) “International Student Adaptability: The Influence of the Sino-American 1+2+1 Dual Degree Program

 

Brittany Roy (June 2014) “Student employment in organizations and the relationships among organizational commitment levels, turnover intentions, and absenteeism

 

Benjamin Safara (April 2017) “The Effect of Mode of Education and Degree Level on Employer Perceptions of Applicants’ Hireability

 

Anthony Saldana (January 2013) “Work motivation and job search behaviors of convicted drug felons”

 

Emily Schindledecker (December 2014) “Unproctored internet testing: Methods to mitigate and detect cheating”

 

Michele Schulz (June 2001) “The Influence of Job Type, Information Provided, Test Type, and Test Performance on Applicant Reactions to Personnel Selection Tests” [submitted to SIOP 2002 – not accepted]

 

Yalda Shefa (May 2016) – “Working hard or hardly working? The relationship among work meaningfulness, heavy work investment, and psychological well-being

 

 

Michael (Misha) Sisikin (February 2016) – “An Exploratory Analysis of the Commitment-Turnover Intentions Relationship: The Moderating Effects of Embeddedness

 

Peter Spiegel (May 2000) “Military Retirement Satisfaction and Adjustment: The Effects of Planning, Having Transferable Skills, and Having Identified with and Been Committed to, the Navy on a Sample of Retired Naval Officers” [presented at APA 2001; published in Military Psychology 2003]

Bridget Styers (June 2001) “Influences on the Perceived Reasonableness of Employment Testing Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities” [presented at SIOP 2002; published in Public Personnel Management, 2009]

Shachi Trapathi (June 2013). “Older versus younger workers meaning of work”.

Joelle Baer Weckerle (June 1995) “Influences on the Bridge Employment Decisions of Older Workers” [presented at SIOP 1996, published in Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology, 1999]

Larry Weitzel (Dec 1999) “Assessing Business Writing: An Examination of Scoring Method, Writing Sample Complexity, and Rating Variability” [presented at IPMAAC 1997]

 

STUDENT MASTERS THESES SERVED AS CHAIR (in progress) [N=6]

Joshua Craig (started MSIO in Fall 2019) – Work-life interface related to retirement decision

 

Zytlaly Magana (started MSIO Fall 2017) - Social Barriers Prevalent in the Gender Wage Gap

 

Zayna Osborne (started MSIO Fall 2018) – Demographic Difference in the Perceived Invasion of Privacy when Social Media is used in Selection

 

Luke Poulter (started MSIO Fall 2018) – Retirement Planning Motivation from a Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory (RST) Perspective

 

Julissa Vejar (started MSIO Fall 2019) – Age discrimination issues

 

Media Interviews

November 2019 – Podcast Interview - Retire Eyes Wide Open

September 2020 Shultz interviewed by Journal of Accountancy about retirement planning

September 2020 Shultz interviewed by WalletHub about best places to retire

June 2016 Shultz comments on retirement study

Summer 2016 Shultz reviews book on later retirement

May 2015 Shultz comments on retirement planning

March 2015 Shultz comments on life after work

 

Research and Teaching Interests

Aging and Work, Personnel Selection, Applied Measurement Issues

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CSUSB Center on Aging