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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 (Regional Campus)
Phone: (360) 546-9746
Lab Website: Coalition for Healthy and Equitable Workplaces


Classes Taught

  • Psychology 311: Elementary Statistics
  • Psychology 412: Psychological Testing and Measurement
  • Psychology 495: Field Experience in Personnel Psychology
  • Psychology 512: Correlation, Regression and Quasi-Experimental Design

Research Interests

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

Dr. Probst will be accepting graduate students.

Selected Publications

Probst, T. M., & Graso, M. (2013). Pressure to produce = Pressure to reduce accident reporting? Accident Analysis & Prevention, 59, 580-587.

Probst, T. M., Graso, M., Estrada, A. X., & Greer, S. (2013). Consideration of future consequences: A new predictor of employee safety. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 55, 124– 134.

robst, T. M. (2013). Conducting effective stress intervention research: Strategies for achieving an elusive goal. Stress & Health, 29, 1-4.

Jiang, L., Probst, T.M., & Sinclair, R. R. (2013). Perceiving and responding to job insecurity: The importance of multilevel contexts. In A. Antoniou & C. Cooper (Eds.), The Psychology of the Recession on the Workplace (pp. 176-195). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Sinclair, R. R., Probst, T. M., Hammer, L. B., & Schaffer, M. M. (2013). Low income families and occupational health: Implications for work-family conflict research and practice. In A. Antoniou & C. Cooper, (Eds.). The Psychology of the Recession on the Workplace (pp. 308-323). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Debus, M. E., Probst, T. M., König, C.J ., & Kleinmann, M. (2012). Catch me if I fall! Country-level resources in the job insecurity-job attitudes link. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 690-698.

Graso, M., & Probst, T. M. (2012). Effect of consideration of future consequences on quality and quantity of job performance. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 1335–1352.

Probst, T. M. (2012). Economic stress: Psychosocial risks in time of change. In V. Forastieri (Ed.) SOLVE: Integrating Health Promotion into Workplace OSH Policies (pp. 300-328). Geneva, Switzerland: International Labor Organization.

Probst, T. M. (2012). Précarité et sécurité au travail : Comment la peur de perdre son emploi menace la sécurité des salariés [Safety and insecurity: How fear of job loss can threaten employee safety.] In E. A. de Chatillon, O. Bachelard, & S. Carpentier (Eds.) Risques psychosociaux, santé et sécurité au travail: Une perspective managériale [Psychosocial risk, workplace health and safety: A managerial perspective] (pp. 135-148). Paris, France: Vuibert AGRH.

Schoss, M., & Probst, T. M. (2012). Multilevel outcomes of economic stress: An agenda for future research. In. P. Perrewe & J. Halbesleben (Eds.), Research in Occupational Stress and Well-being (vol. 10, pp. 43-86). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing.

Estrada, A. X., Probst, T. M., Brown, J. W. & Graso, M. (2011). Evaluating the psychometric and measurement characteristics of a measure of sexual orientation harassment. Military Psychology, 23, 1–17.

Probst, T. M. (2011). On the use, misuse, and absence of theory in stress and health research. Stress & Health, 27, 1-2.

Konig, C. K., Probst, T. M., Staffen, S., & Graso, M. (2011). A Swiss-U.S. comparison of the correlates of job insecurity. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 60, 141–159.

Probst, T. M. & Graso, M. (2011). Reporting and investigating accidents: Recognizing the tip of the iceberg. In S. Clarke, C. Cooper, & R. Burke (Eds.), Occupational health and safety: Psychological and behavioral challenges (pp. 71-94). Surrey, United Kingdom: Gower.

Probst, T. M. (2011). Job insecurity: Implications for occupational health and safety. In A. Antoniou & C. Cooper (Eds.), New Directions in Organizational Psychology and Behavioral Medicine (pp. 313-328). Farnham, UK: Gower.

Jiang, L., & Probst, T. M. (2016). A multilevel examination of affective job insecurity climate on safety outcomes. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 21, 366-377.

Jiang, L., & Probst, T. M. (2016). Transformational and passive leadership as cross-level moderators of the relationship between safety knowledge, motivation, and safety participation. Journal of Safety Research, 57, 27-32.

Probst, T. M., & Jiang, L. (2016). Mitigating physiological responses to layoff threat: An experimental test of the efficacy of two coping interventions. Special issue on Occupational Stress, Human Health and Wellbeing, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13, n° 338.

Probst, T. M., Jiang, L., & Graso, M. (2016). Leader-member exchange: Moderating the health and safety outcomes of job insecurity. Journal of Safety Research, 56, 47-56.

Barbaranelli, C., Petitta, L., & Probst, T. M. (2015). Does safety climate predict safety performance in Italy and the USA? Cross-cultural validation of a theoretical model of safety climate. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 77, 35-44.

Jiang, L., & Probst, T. M. (2015). Do your employees (collectively) trust you? The importance of trust climate beyond individual trust. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 31, 526-535.

Jiang, L., & Probst, T. M. (2015). The relationship between safety-production conflict and employee safety outcomes: Testing the impact of multiple organizational climates. Work & Stress, 29, 171-189.

Probst, T. M. (2015). Organizational safety climate and supervisor safety enforcement: Multi-level explorations of the causes of accident under-reporting.Journal of Applied Psychology, 1899-1907.

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