Assistant Professor of Psychology

Basic Information

Curriculum Vitae:

I received my Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of South Florida. My main area of research focuses on understanding the intersection of employees’ work and family lives. Specifically, I have conducted research aimed at understanding organizational initiatives to help employees managing competing life demands (i.e., flexible work arrangements); research that explores the relationship between work-family conflict and health outcomes, including eating behaviors and physiological indicators of health; research that addresses the theoretical foundations of work-family interactions; and research targeted at understanding how dual-earner couples balance work and family roles.

My secondary area of interest is in career development, with a specific focus on workplace and academic mentoring, people’s idiosyncratic definitions of career success, and the consequences of career compromise.

Research Interests:

Recent Publications

* indicate current or previous graduate students

French, K.A., Dumani, S., Allen, T.D., & Shockley, K.M. (in press). A meta-analysis of work-family conflict and social support: Examining support source, support type, and national context. Psychological Bulletin.

Bradley, E., Albright, G., McMillan, J.*, & Shockley, K.M. (in press). Impact of a simulation on educator support of LGBTQ youth. Journal of LGBT Youth.

Albright, G., Bryan, B., Adam, C., McMillan, J.* & Shockley, K. (in press). Utilizing virtual patient simulations to prepare primary healthcare professionals to conduct substance use and mental health screening and brief intervention. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Shockley, K.M. & Allen, T.D. (2018). It’s not what I expected: The association between dual-earner couples’ met expectations for the division of paid and family labor and well-being. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 104, 240-260.

Shockley, K.M., Shen, W., Denunzio, M.M.*, Arvan, M.L., & Knudsen, E.A.* (2017). Disentangling the relationship between gender and work-family conflict: An integration of theoretical perspectives using meta-analytic methods. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102 (12), 1601-1635.

****Designated as a Journal of Applied Psychology Monograph 

Shockley, K.M., Douek, J.*, Smith, C.R.*, Yu, P.P.*, Dumani, S., & French, K.A. (2017) Cross-cultural work and family research: A review of the literature. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 101, 1-20.

Schooreel, T., Shockley, K.M., & Verbruggen, M. (2017). What if people’s family factors constrained their career decisions? Examining the relationship between family-to-career-interference and career success. Career Development International, 22(2), 24-141.

Albright, G., Davidson, J.*, Goldman, R., Shockley, K.M., & Timmons-Mitchell, J. (2016). Development and validation of the Gatekeeper Behavior Scale: A tool to assess gatekeeper training for suicide prevention. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 37 (4), 271-280.

Eatough, E.M., Shockley, K.M., & Yu, P.* (2016). A review of ambulatory health data collection methods for employee daily diary research. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 65 (2), 322-354.

Shockley, K.M., Ureksoy, H.M., Rodopman, O.B., Poteat, L.F., & Dullaghan, T.R (2016). Re-conceptualizing subjective career success: A mixed methods study. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37(1), 128-153.

Allen, T.D., French, K. A., Dumani, S., & Shockley, K.M. (2015). Meta-analysis of work-family conflict mean differences. Does national context matter? Journal of Vocational Behavior, 90, 90-100.

Allen, T.D., Golden, T., Shockley, K.M.  (2015). How effective is telecommuting? Assessing the status of our scientific findings. Psychological Science in the Public Interest. 16(2), 40-68.

Poteat, L.F., Shockley, K.M., & Allen, T.D. (2015). Attachment anxiety in mentoring relationships: The mediating role of commitment. Career Development International, 20(2), 119 - 132.

Shockley, K.M., & Allen, T.D. (2015). Deciding between work and family: An episodic approach. Personnel Psychology, 68(2), 235–461.

****Finalist (Top 5) for Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research


Interested undergradutes or potential graduate students should contact me via email to discuss research opportunities.