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Le (Betty) Zhou

Associate Professor
Department of Work and Organizations


  • Ph.D. 2014
    Management University of Florida
  • M.S. 2011
    Organizational Psychology University of Maryland
  • B.S. 2009
    Psychology Peking University


  • Leadership and Teams
  • Self-regulation at work
  • Research Methods


Le (Betty) Zhou is an assistant professor and a Lawrence Fellow in the Department of Work and Organizations at the University of Minnesota. Betty received her Ph.D. in Management at the University of Florida in 2014. She has an M.S. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in Psychology from Peking University (China). Her research interests include team leadership, self-regulation at work, and quantitative research methods. Her work has been published in the Journal of Applied PsychologyPersonnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Organizational Research Methods. Her studies focus on how individuals and higher-level organizational units (e.g., work groups, organizations) influence each other as well as how behaviors change over time within individuals. She uses a diverse set of research approaches, including laboratory experiments, field surveys, archival data analysis, and computational modeling. She currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Psychology and Journal of Organizational Behavior. She teaches the freshman contemporary management course (MGMT 1001). She is an elected officer of the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management (representative-at-large, 2018-2021). 

Selected Works & Activities.

  • Journal Articles
    Xu, H., Zhang, N., & Zhou, L. (in press). Validity concerns in research using organic data. Journal of Management.
  • Journal Articles
    Zhou, L., Wang, M., & Zhang, Z. (in press). Intensive longitudinal data analyses with dynamic structural equation modeling. Organizational Research Methods.
  • Journal Articles
    Xie, B., Zhou, L., Yoder, L., Johnson, K., Garcia, A., & Kim, M. (in press). Ebola-related health information wanted and obtained by hospital and public health department employees: Effects of formal and informal communication channels. Disaster Medicine
  • Journal Articles
    Zhan, Y., Kim, S. K., Zhou, L., Xie, B., Li, Y., Wen, B., & Nie, L. (2019). Patient violence and health professionals’ occupational outcomes in China: A time-lagged survey study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 94, 120-130.
  • Book Chapters
    Zhou, L., Song, Y., Alterman, V., Liu, Y., & Wang, M. (2019). Introduction to data collection in multilevel research. In S. E. Humphrey & J. M. LeBreton (Eds.), The Handbook of Multilevel Theory, Measurement, and Analysis (pp. 225-252). Washington, DC: Am
  • Journal Articles
    Chen, Z., Min, J., Bian, J., Wang, M., Zhou, L., & Prosperi, M. (2019). Risk of health morbidity for the uninsured: 10-year evidence from a large hospital center in Boston, Massachusetts. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 31, 325-330.
  • Journal Articles
    Zhou, L., Wang, M., & Vancouver, J. B. (2019). A formal model of leadership goal striving: Development of core process mechanisms and extensions to action team context. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104, 388-410.
  • Journal Articles
    von Bonsdorff, M. E., Zhou, L., Wang, M., Vanhala, S., von Bonsdorff, M. B., & Rantanen, T. (2018). Employee age and company performance: An integrated model of aging and human resource management practices. Journal of Management, 44, 3124-3150.
  • Journal Articles
    Zhou, L., Wang, M., Chang, D., Liu, S., Zhan, Y., & Shi, J. (2017). Commuting stress process and self-regulation at work: Moderating roles of daily task significance, family interference with work, and commuting means efficacy. Personnel Psychology, 70, 8
  • Journal Articles
    Wang, M., Zhou, L., & Zhang, Z. (2016). Dynamic Modeling. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 3, 241-266.
  • Journal Articles
    Venkataramani, V., Zhou, L., Wang, M., & Liao, H. (2016). Social networks and employee voice: The influence of team members' and team leaders' social network positions on employee voice. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 132, 37-48.
  • Journal Articles
    Koopmann, J. M., Lanaj, K., Wang, M., Zhou, L., & Shi, J. (2016). Non-linear effects of team tenure on team psychological safety climate and climate strength: Implications for average team member performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 940-957.
  • Journal Articles
    Avery, D. R., Wang, M., Volpone, S. D., & Zhou, L. (2013). Different strokes for different folks: The impact of sex dissimilarity in the empowerment-performance relationship. Personnel Psychology, 66, 757-784.
  • Journal Articles
    Zhou, L., Wang, M., Chen, G., & Shi. J. (2012). Supervisors' upward exchange relationships and subordinate outcomes: Testing the multilevel mediation role of empowerment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 668-680.
  • Journal Articles
    Shi, J., Chen, Z., & Zhou, L. (2011). Testing differential mediation effects of sub-dimensions of political skills in linking proactive personality to employee performance. Journal of Business and Psychology, 26, 359-369.
  • Honors and Awards

    2018-2019, Lawrence Fellow, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

    2013, Meredith P. Crawford Fellowship, Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO)


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