Dr Lixin Jiang

2010-2013 Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology, Washington State University, WA, US

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Senior Lecturer


Originally from Mainland China, Lixin completed her Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology in 2013 at Washington State University in the U.S. From 2013 to 2017, Lixin worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where she taught three courses per semester, supervised award-winning student research, and maintained a highly active research program. In Aug 2017, Lixin began her current role as lecturer at University of Auckland.

Research | Current

My research focuses on organizational psychology (i.e., organizational behaviour) in general and occupational health psychology in particular. My overarching research goal is to use resources at the socioeconomic-, organizational-, and individual-levels to promote health and well-being of people at work, as well as prevent and attenuate the negative consequences of workplace stressors.

Each year, workers around the globe experience approximately 260 million occupational injuries and 350,000 fatalities due to injuries sustained at work. Therefore, my first line of research attempts to improve workplace safety.

Job insecurity, coupled with its negative consequences, is likely to remain common in today’s working life plagued with organizational changes. As such, my second line of research explores possible interventions to mitigate the adverse impacts of job insecurity.

When conducting occupational health and safety research, I take social contexts into consideration. In doing so, I employ advanced methodology such as structural equation modelling and multilevel modelling, as well as multiple methodologies such as archival data, quasi-experiments, and qualitative data, to provide more valid results.

Teaching | Current

I teach Psych 766 Occupational Health Psychology and contribute to Psych 300 Applied Psychology. 

Postgraduate supervision

I supervise postgraduates whose research focuses on Organizational Psychology in general and Occupational Health Psychology in particular. My students have presented their research at various professional conferences and published their work at prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as Environment and Behavior, and Stress and Health

Committees/Professional groups/Services

I am currently the Associate Editor of Stress and Health, and sitting on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Organizational Behavior and Occupational Health Science​. 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Olson, K. J., & Jiang, L. (2020). The effects of university research and teaching climate strength on faculty self-reported teaching performance. HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT10.1080/07294360.2020.1804335
  • Li, V., Jiang, L., & Xu, X. V. (2020). From workplace mistreatment to job insecurity: The moderating effect of work centrality. Stress and health : journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress, 36 (3), 249-263. 10.1002/smi.2915
  • Gatt, G., & Jiang, L. (2020). Can Different Types of Non-Territorial Working Satisfy Employees' Needs for Autonomy and Belongingness? Insights From Self-Determination Theory. ENVIRONMENT AND BEHAVIOR10.1177/0013916520942603
  • Shoss, M. K., Brummel, B. J., Probst, T. M., & Jiang, L. (2020). The Joint Importance of Secure and Satisfying Work: Insights from Three Studies. Journal of Business and Psychology, 35 (3), 297-316. 10.1007/s10869-019-09627-w
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48162
  • Jiang, L., Hu, S., Naswall, K., Lopez Bohle, S., & Wang, H.-J. (2020). Why and when cognitive job insecurity relates to affective job insecurity? A three-study exploration of negative rumination and the tendency to negative gossip. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 29 (5), 678-692. 10.1080/1359432X.2020.1758669
  • James-Scotter, M. S., Jiang, L., & Walker, C. (2020). A daily measure of job satisfaction in the operating room: Investigating its value and viability. Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 33 (3).10.26550/2209-1092.1082
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Walker
  • Petitta, L., & Jiang, L. (2020). How group goal setting mediates the link between individual-level emotion-related factors and team performance. JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 4 (1), 3-20. 10.1002/jts5.54
  • Jiang, L., & Probst, T. M. (2019). Societal income inequality and coping with work-related economic stressors: A resource perspective. The Social Psychology of Inequality (pp. 53-65). 10.1007/978-3-030-28856-3_4


Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 301 - Bldg 301
Level 2, Room 235B
New Zealand

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