Steven Whiting, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Management

Steven Whiting, Ph.D.

Biography

Steven Whiting is an Associate Professor of Management in the College of Business at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Teaching / Research Interest

Dr. Whiting’s research interests include organizational citizenship behavior, research methods, and performance appraisals. His original research has appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology and International Public Management Journal, and has been cited in popular media outlets such as the Chicago Tribune, the Seattle Times, and Bloomberg Business Week. Dr. Whiting is particularly interested in understanding the psychology of helping in the workplace, as well as other voluntary, pro-social, or citizenship-like behaviors at work.

Dr. Whiting has taught a variety of courses related to organizational behavior and human resource management to Undergraduate, Master’s, PhD and Executive audiences. Some of these courses have included leadership, teams and groups, change management, employee motivation, employee selection, and training and development.

Areas of Expertise

Organizational citizenship behavior
Performance appraisals
Research Methods

Selected Publications:

Whiting, S. W., & Maynes, T.D. (in press). Selecting team players: Considering the impact of contextual performance and workplace deviance on selection decisions in the NFL draft. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Podsakoff, N.P., Whiting, S. W., Mai, K., & Welsh, D. (2013). Surveying for artifacts: The Susceptibility of the OCB–Performance evaluation relationship to common rater, item, and measurement context effects. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98 (5), 863-874.

Whiting, S. W., Maynes, T. D., Podsakoff, N. P., & Podsakoff, P. M. (2012). Effects of voice context, source, and message characteristics on perceptions of employee voice behavior. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97 (1), 159-182.

Podsakoff, N. P., Whiting, S. W., Podsakoff, P. M., & Blume, B. D. (2009) Individual- and organizational-level consequences of organizational citizenship behaviors: A meta-analysis, Journal of Applied Psychology, 94 (1), 122-141.

RESEARCH ACTIVITY

Publications

Whiting, S. W., & Maynes, T.D. (2016). Selecting team players: Considering the impact of contextual performance and workplace deviance on selection decisions in the NFL draft. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101 (4) 484-497.

Mishra, P., Whiting, S.W., & Folger, R. (2016). Envy and Injustice: Integration and ruminations. In R. Smith, U. Merlone, & M. Duffy (Eds.), Envy at Work and in Organizations (pp. 373-398). Oxford University Press.

Podsakoff, N.P., Maynes, T. D., Whiting, S. W., & Podsakoff, P. M. (2015). One (rating) from many (observations): Factors affecting the individual assessment of voice behavior in groups. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100 (4), 1189-1202.

Podsakoff, N.P., Whiting, S. W., Mai, K., & Welsh, D. (2013). Surveying for artifacts: The Susceptibility of the OCB–Performance evaluation relationship to common rater, item, and measurement context effects. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98 (5), 863-874.

Christensen, R. K., & Whiting, S. W., Tobin, I. M., Rho, E., & Stritch, J. (2013). Public service motivation, task, and nontask behavior: A performance appraisal experiment with Korean MPA and MBA students. International Public Management Journal, 16(1), 28-52.

Whiting, S. W., Maynes, T. D., Podsakoff, N. P., & Podsakoff, P. M. (2012). Effects of voice context, source, and message characteristics on perceptions of employee voice behavior. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97 (1), 159-182.

Podsakoff, N. P., Whiting, S. W., Podsakoff, P. M., & Mishra, P. (2011). Effects of organizational citizenship behaviors on selection decisions in employment interviews, Journal of Applied Psychology, 96 (2), 310-326.

Christensen, R. K., & Whiting, S. W. (2009). Employee evaluations in the public sector: Public service motivation, task, and citizenship behaviors, The Korean Journal of Policy Studies, 23 (2), 41-56.

Podsakoff, N. P., Whiting, S. W., Podsakoff, P. M., & Blume, B. D. (2009) Individual- and organizational-level consequences of organizational citizenship behaviors: A meta-analysis, Journal of Applied Psychology, 94 (1), 122-141.

Designated a “Highly Cited Paper” by Web of Science: “As of May/June 2014, this highly cited paper received enough citations to place it in the top 1% of its academic field based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.” Essential Science Indicators.

Whiting, S. W., Podsakoff, P. M., & Pierce, J. R. (2008). Effects of task performance, helping, voice and organizational loyalty on performance appraisal ratings, Journal of Applied Psychology, 93 (1), 125-139.

Whiting, S. W., (2007). The informational distinctiveness of organizational citizenship behaviors. The Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Conference Presentations

Folger, R., Stein, C., & Whiting, S.W. (2017). The Ethics of Business Decision-Making: Deontic Defaults and Override Thresholds. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference (SIOP), Orlando, FL.

Podsakoff , N. P., Maynes, T. D., Podsakoff, P. M, & Whiting, S. W. (2014). Examining Collective Ratings of Individual Voice Behavior in Groups. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference (SIOP), Honolulu, HI.

Podsakoff , N. P., Whiting, S. W., Welsh, D. & Mai, K. (2013). Detecting CMV Biases across Studies: The Case of the OCB. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference (SIOP), Houston, TX.

Christensen, R. K., & Whiting, S. W. (2012). Performance appraisals: The role of sector, manager motivation and employee extra-role behavior. The Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA.

Maynes, T. D., Whiting, S. W., & Podsakoff, N. P. (2012). Selecting good soldiers versus avoiding bad apples. The Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA.

Whiting, S. W., Maynes, T. D., Podsakoff, N. P., & Podsakoff, P. M. (2011). Effects of message, source, and context characteristics on perceptions of employee voice behavior. The Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX.

Whiting, S. W., & Christensen, R. K. (2011). The impact of voice, helping and liking on managerial performance appraisals. The Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX.

Whiting, S. W., Maynes, T. D., & Siegel, J. L. (2011). The effects of gender on the relationships between OCBs and employee selection decisions. The Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX.

Podsakoff, N. P., Siegel, J.L., Whiting, S. W., Maynes, T.D., & Podsakoff, P. M. (2011). Effects of task performance, OCBs, and CWBs on Selection Decisions, The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference (SIOP), Chicago, IL.

Whiting, S. W., Maynes, T. D., Podsakoff, N. P., Podsakoff, P. M. (2010). Intended to be good, judged to be bad: Positive and negative individual-level consequences of employee voice. The Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Podsakoff, N. P., Whiting, S. W., Podsakoff, P. M., & Mishra, P. (2010). Effects of organizational citizenship behaviors on selection decisions in employment interviews, The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference (SIOP), Atlanta, GA.

Whiting, S. W., Christensen, R. K. (2009). The role of task performance and organizational citizenship behavior in performance appraisals across sectors: Exploring the role of public service motivation. The International Public Service Motivation Research Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Whiting, S. W., Podsakoff, P. M., Link, J., Johnson, L., & Butler, D. (2009). Effects of OCBs on employees’ merit pay and bonuses. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference (SIOP), New Orleans, LA.

Christensen, R. K. & Whiting, S. W. (2008). Consequences of public service motivation in organizational settings. The Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.

Podsakoff, N. P., Whiting, S. W., Podsakoff, P. M., & Blume, B. D (2008). Individual- and organizational-level consequences of organizational citizenship behaviors: A meta-analysis. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference (SIOP), San Francisco, CA.

Whiting, S. W. & Christensen, R. K. (2007). The impact of organizational citizenship behaviors and public service motivation on performance appraisals. The Annual Meetings of the Southeast Chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (SEINFORMS), Myrtle Beach, SC.

Whiting, S. W. (2007). The informational distinctiveness of organizational citizenship behaviors. The Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.

Whiting, S. W., Podsakoff, P. M., & Pierce, J. R. (2007). Effects of task performance and OCB on managerial appraisals. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference (SIOP), New York, NY.

Whiting, S. W. (2005). A model of the consequences of training: Considering unintended outcomes. The Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
*Winner of HR Division’s “Best Student Paper Award”

SERVICE

Editorial Board Member: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Ad hoc reviewer
• Journal of Applied Psychology
• Organization Science
• Applied Psychology: An International Review
• Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Meetings
• Academy of Management Annual Meetings
o Organizational Behavior Division
o Human Resources Division
o Private Non-Profit Division

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Academy of Management
Organizational Behavior Division
Human Resources Division
Research Methods Division

American Psychological Association
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Spring 2015 – Present Assistant Professor, Department of Management, College of Business Administration, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Fall 2008 – Fall 2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Management & Entrepreneurship, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Fall 2006 – Spring 2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Managerial Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

EDUCATION

2006 Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management.
Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Minor: International Business

1998 Master of International Business
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

1994 Bachelor of Arts
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Major: Near Eastern Studies

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