Rebecca Erickson, Ph.D.

Rebecca Erickson, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Dept/Program: Sociology
Office: Olin Hall 247H
Phone: (330) 972-5157
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Professor Erickson’s research interests include emotion management in work and family and their effects on well-being as well as issues related to the social psychology of the self.  Her most recent project focuses on the occupational experiences of nurses and how the emotional demands of the nursing profession impact nurses’ health and present unique challenges to healthcare organizations seeking to retain qualified nurses in bedside care.

Research Accomplishments

Specializes in Personality & Social Systems

NSF Grant: "Identity and Emotion Management Control in Health Care Stettings"



Ph.D. Sociology (1991) from Washington State University


Sociological Theory

Personality & Social Systems

Proseminar in Sociology

Introduction to Sociology