James M. Diefendorff, Ph.D.

James M. Diefendorff, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Department: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Office: CAS 318
Phone: 330-972-7317
Email: jdiefen@uakron.edu
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Dr. Diefendorff received his Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from The University of Akron. His research interests include self-regulatory processes, work motivation, and emotional labor.  His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and his publications have appeared in leading journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, and Journal of Vocational Behavior.  Dr. Diefendorff is currently on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Vocational Behavior. He also was an editor at Journal of Business and Psychology.  Dr. Diefendorff is currently a professor of psychology at the University of Akron.  Prior to joining the faculty at The University of Akron, Dr. Diefendorff served on the faculty in the Psychology Department at Louisiana State University and in the Business School at The University of Colorado at Denver.  He also has been a visiting scholar at Singapore Management University, University of Osnabrück, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


Grandey, A. A., Diefendorff, J. M., Rupp, D. E. (2013). Emotional labor in the 21st century: Diverse perspectives on emotion regulation at work. New York, New York: Psychology Press/Routledge.

Cottingham, M. D., Erickson, R. J., & Diefendorff, J. M. (In Press).  Examining men's status shield: How gender frames the emotional capital and occupational outcomes of nurses.  Sex Roles.

Diefendorff, J. M., Greguras, G. J., & Fleenor, J. (In Press).  Perceptions of emotional demands-abilities fit.  Applied Psychology:  An International Review.

Diefendorff, J. M., Stanley, J., & *Gabriel, A. G. (In press).  Emotional labor in older adults.  In L. Finklestein (Ed.).  Aging in the Workplace.  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.

Gabriel, A.S., Daniels, M.A., Diefendorff, J.M., & Greguras, G.J. (In Press). Emotional labor actors: A latent profile analysis of emotional labor strategies. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Greguras, G. J., Diefendorff, J. M., Carpenter, J., & Troester, C.  (In Press).  Person-environment fit and self-determination theory.  In M. Gagne (Ed.).  The Oxford Handbook of Work Engagement, Motivation, and Self-Determination Theory.  New York, New York:  Oxford University Press.

Kim, T., Liu, Z., & Diefendorff, J. M. (In Press).  Leader-member exchange and job performance: The effects of taking charge and organizational tenure. Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Oc, B., Bashshur, M. R., Daniels, M. A., Greguras, G. J., & Diefendorff, J. M.  (In Press).  Leader humility in Singapore.  Leadership Quarterly.

Gabriel, A.S., Diefendorff, J.M., Chandler, M.M., Moran, C.M., & Greguras, G.J. (2014). The dynamic relationships of work affect and job satisfaction with perceptions of fit. Personnel Psychology, 67, 389-420.

Allen, J. A., Diefendorff, J. M., & Ma, Y.  (2014).  Differences in emotional labor across cultures: A comparison of Chinese and U.S. service workers.  Journal of Business and Psychology, 29, 21-35.

Lee, G. L., Diefendorff, J. M., Kim, T., & Bian, L.  (2014).  Personality and participative climate: Antecedents of distinct voice behaviors.Human Performance, 27, 25-43.