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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Tahira M. Probst


Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998

Contact Information

Office: VCLS 208K (Vancouver Campus)
Phone: (360) 546-9746
Lab Website: Coalition for Healthy and Equitable Workplaces


Classes Taught

  • Psychology 310: Work, Stress, and Health
  • Psychology 311: Elementary Statistics
  • Psychology 412: Psychological Testing and Measurement
  • Psychology 512: Non-Experimental Designs, Correlation, and Regression
  • Psychology 529: Occupational Health Psychology

Research Interests

  • Occupational Health, Well-Being and Safety
  • Economic Stress and Job Insecurity
  • Organizational Safety Climate
  • Accident Under-reporting

Dr. Probst plans to recruit a graduate student for Fall 2021 admission to the Experimental Psychology PhD Program.

Selected Publications

Probst, T. M., Petitta, L., Barbaranelli, C., & Austin, C. (in press). Safety-related moral disengagement in response to job insecurity: Counterintuitive effects of perceived organizational and supervisor support. Journal of Business Ethics.

Probst, T. M., Jiang, L., & Lopez-Bohle, S. (in press). Job insecurity and impression management: Which is the horse and which is the cart when it comes to job performance? Career Development International Special Issue on Job Insecurity and Performance.

Shoss, M., Brummel, B., Probst, T.M., & Jiang, L. (in press). The joint importance of secure and satisfying work: Insights from three studies. Journal of Business and Psychology.

Jiang, L., Lavaysse, L., & Probst, T. M. (2019). Safety climate and safety outcomes: A meta-analytic comparison of universal versus industry-specific safety climate predictive validity. Work & Stress, 33, 41-57.

Jiang, L., & Probst, T. M. (2019). The moderating effect of trust in management on consequences of job insecurity. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 40, 409-433.

Petitta, L., Probst, T. M., Ghezzi, V., & Barbaranelli, C. (2019). Cognitive failures in response to emotional contagion: Their effects on workplace accidents. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 119, 165-173.

Probst, T. M., Goldenhar, L., Byrd, J., & Betit, E. (2019). Development and validation of the Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT): A rubric-based self-assessment for the construction industry. Journal of Safety Research, 69, 43-51.

Reuter, M., Wahrendorf, M., Di Tecco, C., Probst, T. M., Ruhle, S., Ghezzi, V., Barbaranelli, C., Iavicoli, S., & Dragano, N. (2019). Do temporary workers more often decide to work while sick? Evidence for the link between employment contract and presenteeism in Europe. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, n° 1868; doi:10.3390/ijerph16101868.

Probst, T.M., Sinclair, R., Sears, L., Gailey, N., Jennings, K., & Cheung, J. (2018). Economic stress and well-being: Does population health context matter? Journal of Applied Psychology, 103, 959-979.

Byrd, J. L., Gailey, N., Probst, T. M., & Jiang, L. (2018). Explaining the job insecurity-safety link in the public transportation industry: The mediating role of safety-production conflict. Safety Science, 106, 255-262.

Fida, R., Tramontano, C., Guglielmetti, C., Gilardi, S., Paciello, M., Probst, T. M., & Barbaranelli, C. (2018). ‘First, do no harm’: The role of negative emotions and moral disengagement in understanding the relationship between workplace aggression and misbehavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 671.

Jiang, L., Probst, T. M, Benson, W. L., & Byrd, J. (2018). Voices carry: Effects of verbal and physical aggression on safety. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 118, 190-199.

Lavaysse, L., Probst, T. M., & Arena, D. F. (2018). Is more always merrier? Intersectionality as an antecedent of job insecurity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(11), n°2559.

Probst, T. M., Petitta, L., Barbaranelli, C., & Lavaysse, L. (2018). Moderating effects of contingent work on the relationship between job insecurity and safety. Safety Science, 106, 285-293.

Shoss, M., Jiang, L., & Probst, T. M. (2018). Bending without breaking: A two-study examination of resilience and job insecurity. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 23, 112-126.

Jiang, L., & Probst, T. M. (2017). The rich get richer and the poor get poorer: Country- and state-level income inequality moderates the job insecurity-burnout relationship. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 672-681.

Jiang, L., Probst, T. M., & Benson, W.  (2017). Organizational context and employee reactions to psychological contract breach: A multilevel test of competing theories. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 38, 513-534.

Jiang, L., Tripp, T. M., & Probst, T. M. (2017). Being an organizational “lynchpin”: Development and validation of the core-versus-peripheral position scale. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 90, 329-353.

Petitta, L., Probst, T. M., & Barbaranelli, C. (2017). Safety culture, moral disengagement, and accident underreporting. Journal of Business Ethics, 141, 489-504.

Petitta, L., Probst, T. M., Barbaranelli, C., & Ghezzi, V. (2017). Disentangling the roles of safety climate and safety culture: Multi-level effects on the relationship between supervisor enforcement and safety compliance. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 99, 77-89.

Probst, T. M., Gailey, N. J., Jiang, L., & Lopez-Bohle, S. (2017). Psychological capital: Buffering the longitudinal curvilinear effects of job insecurity on performance. Safety Science, 100, 74-82.

Probst, T. M., & Jiang, L. (2017). European flexicurity policies: Multilevel effects on employee psychosocial reactions to job insecurity. Safety Science, 100, 83-90.

Probst, T. M., Petitta, L., & Barbaranelli, C. (2017). Comparing recall- vs. recognition-based measures of accident under-reporting: A two-country examination. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 106, 1-9.