Professor Chia-Huei Wu

Professor Chia-Huei Wu

Profile

Professor Chia-Huei Wu studies proactive behaviour, personality development, work design and employees' subjective well-being. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, among others. He is the author of the book “Employee proactivity in organizations: An attachment perspective” and has contributed chapters to books, including The Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations, The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship, Advances in Positive Organizational Psychology, Advances in Global Leadership and Proactivity at Work. He is an editorial board member for Human Relations, Journal of Business and Psychology and Journal of Business Research. He previously worked at London School of Economics and Durham University. 

Representative Publications

  1. Wu, C. H., Wang, Y., Parker, S. K., & Griffin, M. A. (in press). Effects of chronic job insecurity on Big Five personality change. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  2. Yoshikawa, K., Wu, C. H., & Lee, H. (in press). Generalized Exchange Orientation: Conceptualization and scale development. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  3. Wu, C. H. (2019). Employee proactivity in organizations: An attachment perspective. Bristol, UK: Bristol University Press.
  4. Zhou, Y., Zou, M., Woods, S. A., & Wu, C. H. (2019). The restorative effect of work after unemployment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104, 1195-1206.
  5. Wu, C. H., Parker, S. K., Wu, L. Z. & Lee, C. (2018). When and why people engage in different forms of proactive behavior: Interactive effects of self-construals and work characteristics. Academy of Management Journal, 61, 293-323.
  6. Deng, H., Guan, Y., Wu, C. H., Erdogan, B, Bauer., T. &, Yao, X. (2018). A relational model of overqualification: The role of interpersonal influence on overqualified employees’ social acceptance and performance. Journal of Management, 44, 3288-3310.
  7. Wu, C. H., & Parker, S. K. (2017). The role of leader support in facilitating proactive work behavior: A perspective from attachment theory. Journal of Management, 43, 1025–1049.
  8. Wu, C. H., Liu, J., Kwan, H. K. & Lee, C. (2016). Why and when workplace ostracism inhibits organizational citizenship behaviors: An organizational identification perspective. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 362-378.
  9. Deng, H., Wu, C. H., Leung, K., & Guan, Y. J. (2016). Depletion from self-regulation: A resource-based account of the effect of value incongruence. Personnel Psychology, 69, 431-465.
  10. Wu, C. H., Parker, S. K., De Jong, J. P. J. (2014). Need for cognition as an antecedent of individual innovation behavior. Journal of Management, 40, 1511-1534.
  11. Wu, C. H., & Griffin, M. A. (2012). Longitudinal relationships between core self-evaluations and job satisfaction. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 331-342.
Award
  1. 2019 Best scientific paper award at the 19th congress of the EAWOP. Wu, C. H., Wang, Y., Parker, S. K., & Griffin, M. A. (2019). Effects of prolonged job insecurity on Big Five personality change. The 19th conference of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Turin, Italy, 29 May – 1 June.
  2. 2019 Annual Award of Research and Development in Sport Science, Sports Administration, Ministry of Education, Taiwan (R.O.C.): Chang, W. H., Wu, C. H., Kuo, C. C., & Chen, L. H. (2018). The role of athletic identity in the development of athlete burnout: The moderating role of psychological flexibility. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 39, 45-51.
  3. 2018 Annual Award of Research and Development in Sport Science, Sports Administration, Ministry of Education, Taiwan (R.O.C.): Chen, L. H., Wu, C. H., Lin, S-H., & Ye, Y-C. (2018). Top-down or button-up? The reciprocal longitudinal relationship between athletes’ team satisfaction and life satisfaction. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology7, 1-12.
  4. 2018 Academy of Management - Careers Division 2018 Best Overall Paper Award: Zhou, Y., Zou, M., Woods, S. A., M., & Wu, C. H. (2018). The restorative effect of work after unemployment. Academy of Management 2018 Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, US, August 10-14. In Guclu Atinc (Ed.), Proceedings of the Seventy-eighth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Online ISSN: 2151-6561
  5. 2014 Annual Award of Research and Development in Sport Science, Sports Administration, Ministry of Education, Taiwan (R.O.C.): Chen, L. H. & Wu, C. H. (2014). Gratitude enhances change of athlete’s self-esteem: The moderating role of trust in coach. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 26, 349-362

Involved Grant

  1. 2018-2020 Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, R.O.C. Unbeatable Mind: BIG data (brain imaging genetics) and AIR cloud platform (AI, AR/VR) decode resilient brain for success. (GBP£200,000). [International Partner on Subproject #1: Neural correlates of individual differences in psychological resilience and cognitive functioning in a sample of normal adults, and elite athletes]
  2. 2018-2020 European Research Council: “Individual action through social organizations: The case of poverty” (IATSO) (GBP£83,700).
  3. 2018-2020 Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, R.O.C. Add-on Grant for International Cooperation (NTD$300,000) (with Dr. Lung Hung Chen): Growth trajectories, social network, interpersonal interaction, and enhancing strategy of athlete’s gratitude
  4. 2017 ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (AUD$27,250,000) (Centre Director: Dr. John Piggott). Associate Investigator for “Organisations and the mature workforce” Steam (led by Dr. Sharon Parker).
  5. 2014 BHP Billiton Distinguished Research Award (AUD$21,624) Understanding Overqualified Employees: A Cross-Cultural Study of When Positive Behaviors and Attitudes Possible (Luksyte, A., Bauer, T. N., Debus, M., Erdogan, B., & Wu, C. H.) 
  6. 2014 The SIOP International Research and Collaboration (IRC) Small Grant (USD$3,500). Understanding Overqualified Employees: A Cross-Cultural Study of When Positive Behaviors and Attitudes Possible (Luksyte, A., Bauer, T. N., Debus, M., Erdogan, B., & Wu, C. H.)

 

Research interests

  • Proactive behaviour at work
  • Personality development and work
  • Work design
  • Leadership
  • Subjective well-being
  • Adult attachment
  • Coaching and sport psychology

Qualifications

  • 2013, PhD , University of Western Australia, Australia
  • 2011, Mphil, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • 2006 M.Sc in Psychology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • 2006 B.Sc in Psychology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • 2015 Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • British Psychological Society