Joseph Mazzola.

Joseph Mazzola

Associate Professor and Program Director, I-O Psychology MA


107 Ledford

(919) 760-8403


Joe Mazzola, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Industrial-Organizational Psychology MA Program, came to Meredith College in 2018. His research areas include workplace stress measurement and management, occupational health promotion particularly related to barriers and facilitators to nutrition and exercise behaviors, and qualitative/mixed methodology. He is published in several journals, including Work & Stress, The Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and The Journal of Mixed Methods Research. He is a member of both the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology.

Courses Taught:
PSYG 602: Advanced Statistical Methods and Research Design II
PSYG 603: Data Analytics in Organizations
PSYG-605: Careers in I-O and Consulting Skills
PSYG-607: Organizational Change and Group Dynamics

PSYG 613: Topics in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSYG 640: Internship in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSYG 641: Thesis In Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida

M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida

B.S. in Psychology from Bowling Green State University


EHHS Scholarly Activity Award 2022-23


Mazzola, J. J. (2023). Book Review of: Flexible working practices and approaches, by Korunka, Christian. Personnel Psychology. 76(4),1225-1226. doi:10.1111/peps.12620.

Grawitch, M. J., Barber, L. B., Leiter, M. P., & Mazzola, J. J. (2022). Editorial: Stress and stress management – Pushing back against paradigms. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 859660.

Mazzola, J. J. (2022). Barriers and facilitators to healthy eating and exercise behavior in healthcare workers. In C. Bowers, D. Beidel, M. Marks, K. Horan, & J. Cannon-Bowers (Eds.). Mental Health and Wellness in Health Workers: Identifying Risks, Prevention, and Treatment (pp. 82-104). IGI Global.

Mazzola, J. J., & Baldwin, N. A. F. (2020). Building the “Fields of Dreams”: Pop culture as a means of reaching students. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 13(4), 555-558.

Mazzola, J. J., Chrobot-Mason, D., & Cox, C. (2020). Professional development for I/O Psychology Master’s graduates. In Shoenfelt, B. (Ed.), Career Issues for Master’s Level I-O Psychologists. Oxford University Press.

Mazzola, J. J., & Disselhorst, R. (2019). Should we be challenging employees?: A critical review and meta-analysis of the challenge-hindrance model. Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Mazzola, J. J., Jackson, A., & Thiele, A. (2019). Obesity in the workplace: Physical, social, and environmental barriers and facilitators to healthy lifestyles. Occupational Health Science.

Page, K., Robles, Z., Rospenda, K., & Mazzola, J. J. (2018). Understanding the correlates between care-recipient age and caregiver burden, work-family conflict, job satisfaction, and turnover intentions. Occupational Health Science, 2(4), 409-435.

Page, K., Deuling, J., Mazzola, J. J., & Rospenda, K. M. (2018). Clusters of work-family conflict: An investigation of age, gender, and child age. Occupational Health Science, 2(2), 181-201.

Mazzola, J. J., Moore, J. T., & Alexander, K. A. (2017). Is work preventing us from acting healthy? The relationship between daily workplace barriers and facilitators on nutrition and exercise behaviors. Stress & Health, 33, 479-489.

Schonfeld, I. S., & Mazzola, J. J. (2015). A qualitative study of stress in individuals self-employed in solo businesses. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 20(4), 501-513.

Mazzola, J. J., & Deuling, J. K. (2013). Forgetting what we learned as graduate students: HARKing and selective outcome reporting in I/O journal articles. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 6, 279-284.

Mazzola, J. J., & Kessler, S. R. (2012). Counterproductive work behavior and their ethical dilemmas: Creating just, respectful, and productive organizations. In Reilly, N., Sirgy, M. J., & Gorman, C. A. (Ed.), Work and Quality of Life: Ethical Practices in Organizations. New York, New York: Springer Publishers.

Schonfeld, I. S., & Mazzola, J. J. (2012). Strengths and limitations of qualitative approaches to research in occupational health psychology. In Sinclair, B., Tetrick, L, & Wang, M. (Ed.), Research Methods in Occupational Health Psychology: State of the Art in Measurement, Design, and Data Analysis. Florence, KY: Routledge.

Mazzola, J. J., Schonfeld, I. S., & Spector, P. E. (2011). What qualitative research has taught us about occupational stress. Stress & Health, 27(2), 93-110.

Mazzola, J. J., Jackson, E. M., Shockley, K. M., & Spector, P. E. (2011). Examining stress in graduate assistants: Combining open- and closed-ended survey methods. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 5(3), 198-211.

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