Department of Psychology
My research examines the work-family interface and how (in)effective management of the work-work-family interface affects personal and organizational outcomes. In tandem I conduct research on “non-traditional” populations (e.g., older workers, individuals with excessive family demands). I also conduct research on broader issues of worker health and safety. Across these lines of research I am interested in methodologically based research questions and the application of different statistical techniques.
Taking Grad Students? Yes
Sponsoring Undergraduate Research? Yes
Booth, S. M.. & Matthews, R. A. (2012). Family-supportive organization perceptions: Validation of an abbreviated measure and theory extension. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 17, 41-51.
Matthews, R. A., Booth, S. M., Taylor, C. F., & Martin, T. (2011). A Qualitative examination of the work-family interface: Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Vocational Behavior. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79, 625-639.
Matthews, R. A., Gallus, J. A., & Henning, R. A. (2011). Participatory ergonomics: Development of an employee assessment questionnaire. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 34, 360-369.
Kossek, E. E., Baltes, B. B., & Matthews, R. A. (2011; focal article). How Work-Family Research Can Finally Have an Impact in the Workplace. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 4, 352-369.
Matthews, R. A., Barnes-Farrell, J. L., & Bulger, C. A. (2010). Advancing measurement of work-family boundary characteristics. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 77, 447-460.
Matthews, R. A., Del Priore, R. E., Acitelli, L. K. & Barnes-Farrell, J. L. (2006). Work-to-relationship conflict: Crossover effects in dual-earner couples. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 11(3), 228-240.