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, Academy of Management Journal, 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:

Examining the “I” in Team: A longitudinal investigation of the influence of team narcissism composition on team outcomes in the NBA. Academy of Management Journal (2020).

Organizational Citizenship Behaviour: Revisiting Smith, Organ & Near and Lessons Learned in Persistence, Determination and Citizenship. Forthcoming in Classic Studies in Organisational Psychology.

Selecting team players: Considering the impact of contextual performance and workplace deviance on selection decisions in the NFL draft. Journal of Applied Psychology(2016).

Effects of voice context, source, and message characteristics on perceptions of employee voice behavior. Journal of Applied Psychology (2012)

Individual- and organizational-level consequences of organizational citizenship behaviors: A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology (2009)