Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2017 A Multilevel Examination of the Relationship Between Leader-Member Exchange and Work-Family OutcomesJournal of Business and Psychology. 379-393.
2017 Work-Family Balance Self-Efficacy's Relationship With STEM Commitment: Unexpected Gender ModerationCareer Development Quarterly. 264-277.
2016 A meta-analytic investigation of the relationship between leader-member exchange and work-family experiencesLeadership Quarterly. 802-817.
2015 Using Embeddedness Theory to Understand and Promote Persistence in STEM MajorsCareer Development Quarterly. 348-362.
2014 Exploring Retaliation as a Coping Strategy in Response to Customer Sexual HarassmentSex Roles. 83-94.
2014 One is the loneliest number: A relational demography approach to comparing ethnic minority solos and nonsolos at workJournal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering. 341-358.
2014 The Limited Utility of Stereotype Threat Research in Organizational SettingsIndustrial and Organizational Psychology: New Perspectives on Science and Practice. 447-449.
2013 Predictors of Occupational and Organizational Commitment in Information Technology: Exploring Gender Differences and SimilaritiesJournal of Business and Psychology. 301-314.
2012 Employing a conservation of resources framework to examine the interactive effects of work domain support and economic impact on work-family conflictThe Psychologist-Manager Journal. 25-36.
2012 Report from the APA Council of Representatives, February 2012 meetingThe Industrial-Organizational Psychologist.
2012 The SIOP external relations committee (ERC): Building bridges to partner organizationsThe Industrial-Organizational Psychologist.
2012 The influence of proactive personality and coping on commitment to STEM majorsCareer Development Quarterly. 16-24.
2012 Understanding how peer mentoring and capitalization link STEM students to their majorsCareer Development Quarterly. 343-354.
2011 A CS0 course using ScratchJournal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. 19-27.
2011 Applying I-O psychology to help organizations and individuals balance work and family.Industrial and Organizational Psychology: New Perspectives on Science and Practice.
2011 Capitalizing on opportunity outside the classroom: Exploring the supports and barriers to the professional development activities of computer science and engineering majorsJournal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering. 172-192.
2011 Coping with work-family conflict: A leader member exchange perspectiveJournal of Occupational Health Psychology. 126-138.
2011 Report from the APA Council of Representatives, August 2010The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist.
2010 Comparing telework locations and traditional work arrangements: Differences in work-life balance support, job satisfaction, and inclusionJournal of Managerial Psychology. 578-595.
2010 Equipping managers to assist employees in addressing work-family conflict: Applying the research literature toward innovative practiceThe Psychologist-Manager Journal. 69-85.
2010 Gender disparate retention in science, technology, engineering and mathematics: Exploring the role of social copingCareer Development Quarterly. 169-179.
2010 Seeking work-life balance: Employees' requests, supervisors' responses and organizational barriersThe Psychologist-Manager Journal. 184-205.
2010 Understanding women’s underrepresentation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics: The role of social coping.Career Development Quarterly. 169-179.
2009 Work and family job analysis: Applying a classic tool to address a contemporary issueThe Psychologist-Manager Journal. 252-274.
2008 Congruence in personality and climate perceptions of competitiveness in the workplace: A three-dimensional look at the effects on job initiative and perceived stressJournal of Organizational Behavior. 899-922.
2008 Telework as a dependent care solution: Examining current practice to improve telework management strategiesThe Psychologist-Manager Journal. 65-91.
2008 The influence of climate and workplace relationships on work-family conflict: A multilevel model of mediated effectsJournal of Organizational Behavior. 881-897.
2008 The influence of work-family culture and workplace relationships on work interference with family: A multilevel modelJournal of Organizational Behavior. 881-897.
2008 The interactive relationship of competitive climate and trait competitiveness with workplace attitudesJournal of Organizational Behavior. 899-922.
2007 Managing human resources in information technology: High performing supervisors' best practicesHuman Resource Management Review. 411-427.
2006 Linking proactive personality and the big five to motivation to learn and developmental activityJournal of Applied Psychology. 927-935.
2006 Providing asthma acre in elementary schools: Understanding barriers to determine best practicesFamily and Community Health. 256-265.
2006 The changing nature of work and its impact on the work-home interface. In: Work-life balance: A psychological perspectiveLondon: Psychology Press. 13-38.
2006 The effects of communication modality on performance and self-ratings of teamwork componentsJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication. Article 9.
2006 What providers from general emergency departments say about implementing a pediatric asthma pathwayClinical Pediatrics. 325-334.
2005 Combining employment and breastfeeding: Utilizing a work-family conflict framework to understand obstacles and solutionsJournal of Business and Psychology. 31-51.
2004 Assessing a community's pediatric asthma care needs: Insights gained from physicians, school nurses, and parentsPediatric Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology. 25-35.
2004 Child health: A legitimate business concernJournal of Occupational Health Psychology. 306-321.
2004 Exploring work and family distractions: antecedents and outcomesInternational Journal of Stress Management. 346-365.
2004 From the editor: A fond farewellThe Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 11-13.
2004 Medical students' motivations to volunteer: An examination of the nature of gender differencesSex Roles: A Journal of Research. 109-114.
2003 Applying I-O to medicine: Making the case that it can be done and should be doneThe Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 50-54.
2003 From the editor: A gathering of scientists-practitionersThe Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 11-13.
2003 From the editor: SIOP & APAThe Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 11-12.
2003 From the editor: What's in a logo?The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 12-13.
2003 From the editor: What's new?The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 16-18.
2003 Utilizing role theory to help employed parents cope with children’s chronic illnessHealth Education Research: Theory and Practice. 45-57.
2002 Climate for opportunity: A conceptual modelHuman Resource Management Review. 445-468.
2002 From the editor: A career transitionThe Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 10-23.
2002 From the editor: Paths to professional involvementThe Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 11-13.
2002 From the editor: Reflections on a changing worldThe Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 17-18.
2002 From the editor: The joy of "conferencing"The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 13-15.
2001 Alcohol use and workplace aggression: An examination of perpetration and victimizationJournal of Substance Abuse. 303-321.
2001 From the editor: Notes and new columnsThe Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 13-15.
2001 From the editor: Welcome!The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 17-20.
2000 Contributors to stress resistance: A model of women’s workfamily conflictPsychology of Women Quarterly.
1999 Spreading the good word: Introducing I-O in introductory psychologyThe Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 108-110.
1999 The development of shared understanding: Exploring team situational awareness through role theoryTraining Research Journal. 27-55.
1998 E & T liaison effortsThe Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 99-101.
1997 Newcomer information seeking: Individual and contextual influencesInternational Journal of Selection and Assessment. 16-28.
1996 Doctoral education in I/O psychology: A "sneak peek" at the revised guidelinesThe Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 56-58.
1995 A longitudinal investigation of newcomer expectations, early socialization outcomes and the moderating effects of role development factorsJournal of Applied Psychology. 418-431.
1995 Considering the person-environment fit in conducting your job searchThe Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 95-97.
1995 Does your graduate program fully prepare you to enter the professional world?The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 90-93.
1995 Multi-level theory of team decision-making: Decision performance in teams incorporating distributed expertiseJournal of Applied Psychology. 292-316.
1993 Effects of organizational, training system, and individual characteristics on training director scanning practicesHuman Resource Development Quarterly. 333-351.
1993 Final word: Scanning construct and its relationship to continuous learningHuman Resource Development Quarterly. 361-365.

Books

Year Title
2014 Gender in organizations: Are men allies or adversaries to women’s career advancement?.  Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.
2013 Handbook of work-life integration among professionals: Challenges and opportunities.  Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.

Chapters

Year Title
2018 How Exclusive Work Climates Create Barriers for Women in IS&TEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition. IGI Global.
2017 Work-life balanceThe SAGE encyclopedia of industrial and organizational psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
2016 The importance of leadership in managing work and familyThe Oxford handbook of work and family. Oxford University Press.
2015 Best practices for managing IS&T professionalsEncyclopedia of information science and technology. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
2014 Achieving personal balance through positive crossoverGender in organizations: Are men allies or adversaries to women’s career advancement?. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.
2014 Advancing women’s careers: Why men matterGender in organizations: Are men allies or adversaries to women’s career advancement?. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.
2014 Coping with work-family conflict: A multi-system perspectiveThe nature of work: Advances in psychological theory, methods, and practice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
2014 Gender and careers: Obstacles and opportunitiesThe Oxford handbook of gender in organizations. Oxford University Press.
2014 The role of adaptability in work-family conflict and copingIndividual adaptability to changes at work: New directions in research. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Group.
2013 New directions in work-family coping researchExpanding the boundaries of work-family research: A vision for the future. Palgrave Macmillan.
2013 Work and family life: Revitalizing research and practiceHandbook of work-life integration among professionals: Challenges and opportunities. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.
2009 An inclusive IS&T work climateEncyclopedia of information science and technology. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
2009 Best practices for IS&T supervisorsEncyclopedia of information science and technology. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
2007 Myths and realities in the IT workplace: Gender differences and similarities in climate perceptionsWomen and minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics: Upping the number. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.
2007 Strategies for reducing work-family conflict: Applying research and best practices for industrial and organizational psychologyInternational review of industrial and organizational psychology. London: John Wiley & Sons.
2006 Enhancing inclusion in computer science educationEncyclopedia of gender and information technology. Hershey, PA: Idea Publishing.
2006 Gender and telework in information technologyEncyclopedia of gender and information technology. Hershey, PA: Idea Publishing.
2006 IT workplace climate for opportunity and inclusionEncyclopedia of gender and information technology. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Reference.
2006 Survey feedback interventions in IT workplacesEncyclopedia of gender and information technology. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Reference.
2006 The changing nature of work and its impact on the work-home interfaceWork-life balance: A psychological perspective. London: Psychology Press.
2006 Work-life/work-family balanceEncyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
2005 Psychological perspectives on the work-family interfaceWork, family, health and well-being. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
2000 Effective newcomer socialization into high performance organizational culturesThe handbook of organizational culture and climate. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
1999 A role theory approach to strategizing for team situation awarenessAutomation technology and human performance: Current research and trends. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
1995 Raising an individual decision making model to the team level: A new research model and paradigmTeam effectiveness and decision making in organizations. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.
1995 Team decision making accuracy under difficult conditions: Construct validation of potential manipulations and measures of TIDE2 simulationTeam performance assessment and measurement: Theory, research, and application. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
1994 The cognitive revolution in organizational behaviorOrganizational behavior: The state of the science. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
1993 Team research in the 1990sLeadership theory and research. Academic Press.

Conference Papers

Year Title
2018 Confronting barriers for women along educational and career pathways in STEM
2018 Plugging the leaky STEM pipeline: An interdisciplinary forum
2016 Sticking with STEM: Gender differences and similarities in college and workforce settings
2013 Gender differences and similarities along the STEM career pipeline
2012 SIOP’s role in APA: Opportunities for working together
2012 The short-term and long-term benefits of networking – Insights from research and experience
2010 Breastfeeding and the work-family interface
2009 An I-deals approach to coping with work-family conflict: Antecedents and consequences
2009 Understanding work-family coping through an LMX theory lens
2008 Work-family balance
2006 Climate for opportunity and inclusion: Improving recruitment, retention, and advancement of women and minorities in IT..  122-126.
2003 Climate for opportunity and inclusion: Improving the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women and minorities in IT..  167-171.
1996 Multiple monitors and knowledge of results in vigilance: The decrement still wins.  1222-1226.
1996 Multiple monitors and knowledge of results in vigilance: The decrement still wins. Proceedings of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society 40th Annual Meeting.  1222-1226.

Grants

  • Investigating the Effectiveness of Pair Programming for Students with Learning Disabilities  awarded by National Science Foundation 2017 - 2020
  • RDE: Investigating the Effectiveness of Pair Programming for Students with Learning Disabilities  awarded by NSF 2017 - 2020
  • Collaborative Research: “I AM an engineer!” Assessing Engineering Identity, Its Development, and Its Contribution to Retention among Engineering College Students  awarded by National Science Foundation 2015 - 2017
  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program: Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology 2016
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates: GSE/RES- Patching the STEM Pipeline between College and Work: Investigating Gender Issues in Embeddedness  awarded by National Science Foundation 2014 - 2016
  • GSE/RES- Patching the STEM Pipeline between College and Work: Investigating Gender Issues in Embeddedness  awarded by National Science Foundation 2013 - 2016
  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program: Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology 2015
  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program: Industrial/Organizational Psychology  awarded by Old Dominion University Honors College 2013 - 2015
  • Patching the STEM Pipeline between College and Work: Investigating Gender Issues in Embeddedness  awarded by National Science Foundation 2012 - 2015
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates: GSE/RES-Collaborative Research: Capitalizing on Opportunity: Narrowing the Gender Divide in Engineering and Computer Science through Professional Development  awarded by National Science Foundation 2010 - 2014
  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program: Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology 2012 - 2013
  • GSE/RES-Collaborative Research - Capitalizing on opportunity: Narrowing the gender divide in engineering and computer science through professional development  awarded by National Science Foundation 2010 - 2013
  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program: Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  awarded by ODU Honors College 2012
  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program: Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology 2011 - 2012
  • Capitalizing on Opportunity: Narrowing the Gender Divide in Engineering and Computer Science through Professional Development.  awarded by National Science Foundation 2010 - 2012
  • Lambert’s Point Community Center Programming and Robotics Club (ProRoC): A Two-Pronged Approach to Attracting and Retaining Students in STEM Majors 2011
  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program: Industrial/Organizational Psychology  awarded by Old Dominion University Honors College 2011
  • A scratch-based CSO course for at-risk students  awarded by NSF 2009 - 2010
  • Capitalizing on opportunity: Barriers and supports in the growth and retention of women undergraduates in engineering and computer science  awarded by Old Dominion University Office of Research Multidisciplinary Seed Funding Program 2009
  • Creating an inclusive learning environment: Enhancing retention of women and minorities in computer science.  awarded by National Science Foundation 2004 - 2008
  • The line in the sand: Understanding customer sexual harassment through a psychological contract framework  awarded by Clara Mayo 2007
  • Climate for Opportunity and Inclusion: Improving the Recruitment, Retention and Advancement of Women and Minorities in IT  awarded by National Science Foundation 2002 - 2005
  • Implementing a pediatric asthma guideline in adult emergency departments  awarded by Emergency Medical Services for Children, HRSA 2002 - 2005
  • RDE-BPR1: Exploring Factors Affecting the Retention and Persistence of Students with Disabilities in Information Technology and Computer Science Majors  awarded by National Science Foundation 2012 -
  • DRU: The Effects of Shared Mental Models in Risk Management Process in Socio-Technical Groups  awarded by National Science Foundation – Human and Social Dynamics: Competition for FY 2005 2004 -
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Psychology : Career Development, Leadership, Diversity, Inclusion
  • Women's Issues : Career Barriers, Work-Family Conflict, Underrepresentation in STEM
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Michigan State University 1992
  • M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Michigan State University 1990
  • B.A. in Communication and Psychology, Michigan State University 1987
  • Full Name

  • Debra Major