2012 PhD (Organisational Psychology)
2006 BBusMan/BArts (Psychology) Hons 1
For information on my professional activities please visit my LinkedIn profile.
My general interests include occupational health and job design. In particular, I am interested in the limitations of work control as a tool for stress-reduction (i.e., does having work control still protect employees from strain when the individual's control capability is considered).
New interests include (1) the stress and coping implications for different types of rewards/incentives, (2) the general health and well-being of music professionals, (3) the implications of volunteering for general health and well-being, (4) the inter-relationships of self-regulation and heart rate variability, and (5) the efficacy of positive reappraisal as an emotion regulation strategy during stressful work.
Other research activities include being an ad hoc reviewer for Applied Psychology: An International Review, Anxiety, Stress and Coping, and Motivation and Emotion.
Parker, S.L., Jimmieson, N.L., & Amiot, C.E. (2013). Self-Determination, Control, and Reactions to Changes in Workload: A Work Simulation. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 18, 2, 173-190. [PDF]
Parker, S.L., Jimmieson, N.L., & Johnson, K.M. (2013). General self-efficacy influences affective task reactions during a work simulation: The temporal effects of changes in workload at different levels of control. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 26(2), 217-239. doi:10.1080/10615806.2011.651616 [PDF]
Parker, S.L., Jimmieson, N.L., & Amiot, C.E. (2010). Self-determination as a moderator of demands and control: Implications for employee strain and engagement. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 76, 52-67. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2009.06.010 [PDF]
Parker, S.L., Jimmieson, N.L., & Amiot, C.E. (2009). The stress-buffering effects of control on task satisfaction and perceived goal attainment: An experimental study of the moderating influence of desire for control. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 58(4), 622-652. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-0597.2008.00367.x [PDF]
Greenaway, K. H. , Louis, W. R., Parker, S. L., Smith, J. R., and Terry, D. J. (in prep). Successful Coping for Psychological Well-being. In G. J. Boyle (Ed.), Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs. Elsevier.
Parker, S.L., Jimmieson, N.L., & Way, K. (2013). Occupational Health Psychology. In A. Sarris & N. Kirby (Eds.), Organisational Psychology and Professional Practice. Tilde.
For more information about my research activities please visit my Google Scholar profile.
Note: Coordinator roles prior to 2009 and tutor roles prior to 2006 are not included.
Honours students will have the opportunity to work on one of two ready-made projects. There is scope for the student to contribute to the design of these projects. Testing will start at the end of March.
Project 1: An experiment investigating whether task control is a useful stress-buffer during a stressful work task and whether certain personality traits moderate the effectiveness of task control as a stress-buffer.
Project 2: An experiment investigating the effects of various rewards/incentives on anxiety and performance during a stressful work task and whether certain personality traits moderate these effects.
Students should note that although I am currently based at QUT, I work at UQ every Friday. On the 1st of July 2013 I move over to UQ and will be here full-time.