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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
  • Organizational Research Methods


Le (Betty) Zhou is an associate professor in the Department of Work and Organizations and a Lawrence Fellow in the Carlson School of Management 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, Personnel Psychology, Journal of ManagementJournal of Organizational Behavior, Academy of Management Discoveries, and Journal of Business and Psychology. 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; chair track, 2021-2025). 

Selected Works & Activities

  • Journal Articles
    Zhou, L., Park, J., Kammeyer-Mueller, J. D., Shah, P. P., & Campbell, E. M. (in press). Rookies connected: Interpersonal relationships among newcomers, newcomer adjustment processes, and socialization outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Journal Articles
    Wanberg, C. R., Csillag, B., Douglass, R. P., Zhou, L., & Pollard, M. S. (2020). Socioeconomic status and well-being during COVID-19: A resource-based examination. Journal of Applied Psychology, 105, 1382-1396.
  • Journal Articles
    Xu, H., Zhang, N., & Zhou, L. (2020). Validity concerns in research using organic data. Journal of Management, 46, 1257-1274.
  • Journal Articles
    Zhou, L., Wang, M., & Zhang, Z. (2019, online first). Intensive longitudinal data analyses with dynamic structural equation modeling. Organizational Research Methods.
  • 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
    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
    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
  • 2021, Job search during the COVID-19 pandemic: Examining socioeconomic status differences in job search experiences and outcomes. SIOP Small Research Grant Award (with A. Ali, X. Liu, S. Liu, & S. Mo)

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



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