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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: Statistics in Psychology
  • Psychology 412: Psychological Testing and Assessment
  • 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 will be considering graduate student applications for Fall 2024 admission to the Experimental Psychology PhD Program.

Selected Publications

Bettac, E., & Probst, T. M. (in press).  Work-family conflict, sleep, and health: A comparison of traditional and self-employed workers. International Journal of Manpower.

Hu, S., Jiang, L., Probst, T. M., & Liu, M. (in press). The relationship between qualitative job insecurity and subjective well-being in Chinese employees: The role of work–family conflict and work centrality. Economic and Industrial Democracy.

Petitta, L., Probst, T. M., Ghezzi, V., & Barbaranelli, C. (in press). The impact of emotional contagion on workplace safety: Investigating the roles of sleep, health, and production pressure. Current Psychology.

Probst, T. M., Bazzoli, A., Jenkins, M. R., Jiang, L., & Lopez-Bohle, S. (in press). Coping with job insecurity: Employees with grit create I-Deals. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

Austin, C., & Probst, T. M. (2021). Masculine gender norms and adverse workplace safety outcomes: The role of sexual orientation and risky safety behaviors. Safety, 7(3), 55.

Bazzoli, A., Probst, T. M., & Lee, H. J. (2021). Economic stressors, COVID-19 attitudes, worry, and behaviors among US working adults: A mixture analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(5), 2338.

Bettac, E., Rice, S., & Probst, T. M. (2021). Job performance: Comparing differences among self- and organizationally-employed workers. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 34 (1), 55-76.

Debus, M., Unger, D., & Probst, T. M. (2021). Dirty work on the COVID-19 frontlines: Exacerbating the situation of marginalized groups in marginalized professions. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 14(1-2), 144-148.

Lavaysse, L. M., & Probst, T. M. (2021). Pregnant employees and occupational safety: The impact of stereotype threat. Work & Stress, 35, 93-109.

Petitta, L., Probst, T. M., Ghezzi, V., & Barbaranelli, C. (2021). Emotional contagion as a trigger for moral disengagement: Their effects on workplace injuries. Safety Science, 140, 105317.

Probst, T. M., & Lee, H. J., Bazzoli, A.,  Jenkins, M. R., & Bettac, E. L. (2021). Work and non-work sickness presenteeism: The role of workplace COVID-19 climate. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 6(8), 713-718.

Rice, S. P. M., Probst, T.M., & Lopez, S. (2021). Psychometric properties and measurement invariance of psychological capital, grit, and gratitude in selected samples from Chile and the USA. Journal of Well-Being Assessment.

Sinclair, R., Probst, T.M., Watson, G., & Bazzoli, A. (2021). Caught between Scylla and Charybdis: How economic stressors and occupational risk factors influence workers’ occupational health reactions to COVID-19. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 71, 85-119.

Benson, W. L., Probst, T. M., Jiang, L., Olson, K. J., & Graso, M. (2020). Insecurity in the ivory tower: Direct and indirect effects of pay stagnation and job insecurity on faculty performance. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 41, 693-708.

Ghezzi, V., Probst, T. M., Petitta, L., & Barbaranelli, C. (2020). Multilevel job demands and resources: Cross-level effects of organizational safety and production pressure climates on the relationship between workload and risky safety behaviors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 3496.

Ghezzi, V., Probst, T. M., Petitta, L., Ciampa, V., Ronchetti, M., Di Tecco, C., Iavicoli, S., & Barbaranelli, C. (2020). The interplay among age and employment status on the perceptions of psychosocial risk factors at work. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 3611.

Petitta, L., Probst, T. M., Barbaranelli, C., & Ghezzi, V. (2020). Economic stress, emotional contagion and safety outcomes: A cross-country study. Work, 66, 421-435.

Probst, T. M., Lee, H. J., & Bazzoli, A. (2020). Economic stressors and the enactment of CDC-recommended COVID-19 prevention behaviors: The impact of state-level context. Journal of Applied Psychology, 105(12), 1397-1407.

Probst, T. M., Chizh, A., Hu, S., Jiang, L., & Austin, C. T. (2020). Explaining the relationship between job insecurity and creativity: A test of cognitive and affective mediators. Career Development International, 25(3), 247-270.

Probst, T. M., Jiang, L., & Lopez-Bohle, S. (2020). Job insecurity and impression management: Which is the horse and which is the cart when it comes to job performance? Career Development International, 25(3), 306-324.

Probst, T. M., Petitta, L., Barbaranelli, C., & Austin, C. (2020). Safety-related moral disengagement in response to job insecurity: Counterintuitive effects of perceived organizational and supervisor support. Journal of Business Ethics, 162, 343–358.

Reuter, M., Wahrendorf, M., Di Tecco, C., Probst, T. M., Chirumbolo, A., Ritz-Timme, S., Barbaranelli, C., Iavicoli, S., Dragano, N. (2020). Precarious employment and self-reported experiences of unwanted sexual attention and sexual harassment at work: An analysis of the European Working Conditions Survey. PLoS ONE, 15(5): e0233683.

Shoss, M., Brummel, B., Probst, T.M., & Jiang, L. (2020). The joint importance of secure and satisfying work: Insights from three studies. Journal of Business and Psychology, 35, 297-316.

Sinclair, R. R.*, Allen, T., Barber, L., Bergman, M., Britt, T., Butler, A., Ford, M., Hammer, l., Kath, L., Probst, T. M., & Yuan, Z. (2020). Occupational health science in the time of COVID-19: Now more than ever. Occupational Health Science, 4, 1-22. *Authorship following first author is alphabetical.

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.

Morgan, J., Reidy, J., & Probst, T.M. (2019). Age group differences in household accident risk perceptions and intentions to reduce hazards. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(12) n° 2237; doi:10.3390/ijerph16122237.

Petitta, L., Probst, T.M.P, 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.