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PhD in Management, Organizational Behaviour/Human Resources Management


  • Jessie Zhan

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Guelph
  • Master of Science in Management (OB/HRM), Wilfrid Laurier University

Reasons for Being at Laurier?

Laurier provides a unique opportunity to work closely with many leading scholars in the field. In my opinion, the OB/HRM area is an exceptional environment to receive graduate training. The faculty is immensely supportive, encourages collaboration, and ensures graduate students are getting the best possible experience and training.

Research Interests

My main research interests include work-family conflict, work-personal life enrichment, work stress and well-being. I explore how engaging in personal life activities, outside of one’s family and work roles, can be instrumental in enhancing work outcomes and reducing work stress.

I investigate how many influential people in an employee’s life, such as a spouse or supervisor, can have an impact on that employee’s work-family conflict. I am also interested in how women and men face different challenges and have distinct experiences in managing work, family, and personal interests. In another area of my research, I examine how employees form perceptions about their supervisors and organizations, and how these perceptions subsequently affect important outcomes such as commitment, perceived support, perceived fairness, and citizenship behaviours.  

Career Goal

A tenure track faculty position in management.


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