Le Zhou
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Le (Betty) Zhou

Assistant Professor
Department of Work and Organizations


  • PhD 2014
    Management University of Florida

  • M.S. 2011
    Organizational Psychology University of Maryland

  • B.S. 2009
    Psychology Peking University


  • Leadership and Teams
  • Workplace Training and Development
  • Research Methods

Le (Betty) received her Ph.D. in Management at the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business Administration. She has an M.S. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Peking University. She has published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Organizatinal Behavior and Human Decision Processes. She teaches the freshman contemporary management course. She has been developing a research program focusing on three areas: (1) leadership, (2) work groups and teams, and (3) self-regulation processes. 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 the individual. She uses a diverse set of research approaches, including laboratory experiments, field surveys, archival data analysis, and computational modeling. 

Selected Works

Zhou, L., Wang, M., Chang, D., Liu, S., Zhan, Y., & Shi, J. (accepted). Commuting stress process and self-regulation at work: Moderating roles of daily task significance, family interference with work, and commuting means efficacy. Personnel Psychology.
von Bonsdorff, M. E., Zhou, L., Wang, M., Vanhala, S., von Bonsdorff, M. B., & Rantanen, T. (in press). Employee age and company performance: An integrated model of aging and human resource management practices. Journal of Management.
Wang, M., Zhou, L., & Zhang, Z. (2016). Dynamic Modeling. In F. Morgeson (eds.), Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior. New York: Oxford.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of 2013 Meredith P. Crawford Fellowship ($12,000), Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO)