Stephanie Andel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology

LD 100G
(317) 278-2515
Research Areas:
Applied Social and Organizational Psychology | Industrial/Organizational Psychology


My research program focuses predominantly on occupational health psychology, and more specifically, I conduct research in four key areas: (1) understanding the mechanisms by which emotional job stressors influence employee strain; (2) examining the impact of occupational callings on the employee experience; (3) detailing the effectiveness of emotion-focused employee coping mechanisms (e.g., cyberloafing, self-compassion) in combating work stress, and (4) revealing the antecedents of employee safety performance.

Some questions that my current projects aim to address include:

  • To what degree do micro-breaks (e.g., cyberloafing; using the internet at work for non-work purposes) help to negate the harmful effects of social (e.g., interpersonal conflict) and task-related (e.g., role conflict) work stressors?
  • Does self-compassion serve as a personal resource that reduces the impact of work-related loneliness on subsequent health and performance outcomes?
  • What contextual and personal factors influence the degree to which employees who feel called to their jobs experience positive (e.g., satisfaction, growth) versus negative (e.g., burnout, compassion fatigue) outcomes in the wake of emotional work stressors?

I will be reviewing applications for a new student for Fall 2021.


  • Postdoctoral Scholar, 2017 – 2019, Muma College of Business, University of South Florida
  • PhD, 2017, Psychology, University of South Florida
  • MA, 2014, Psychology, University of South Florida


Andel, S. A., Vreede, T. de, Vreede, G.J. de, Padmanabhan, B. P., Singh, V., & Spector, P. E. An investigation into social presence within online learning environments. (in press). Computers in Human Behavior.

Balogun, A. O., Andel, S. A., & Smith, T. D. (2020). “Digging deeper” into the relationship between safety climate and turnover intention among stone, sand and gravel mine workers: Job satisfaction as a mediator. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(6), 1925.

Andel, S. A., Kessler, S., Pindek, S., Kleinman, G., & Spector, P.E. (2019). Is cyberloafing more complex than we originally thought? Cyberloafing as a coping response to workplace aggression exposure. Computers in Human Behavior. 101, 124-130.

Arvan, M. L., Pindek, S., Andel, S. A., & Spector, P. E. (2019).  Too good for your job? Disentangling the relationships between objective overqualification, perceived overqualification, and job dissatisfaction. Journal of Vocational Behavior.

Kessler, S. R., Pindek, S., Kleinman, G., Andel, S. A., & Spector, P. E. (2018). Information security climate and the assessment of information security risk among healthcare workers. Health Informatics Journal.

Andel, S. A., Pindek, S., & Spector, P. E. (2018). When antecedent becomes consequent: An examination of the temporal order of job dissatisfaction and verbal aggression exposure in a longitudinal study. Work & Stress, 33(4), 334-350.

Hutchinson, D. M., Andel, S. A., & Spector, P. E. (2018). Digging deeper into the shared variance among safety-related climates: The need for a general safety climate measure. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 24(1-2), 38-46.

Andel, S. A., Pindek, S., & Spector, P. E. (2016). Being called to safety: Occupational callings and safety climate in the emergency medical services. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58(12), 1245-1249.

Andel, S. A., Hutchinson, D. M., & Spector, P. E. (2015). Safety at work: Individual and organizational factors in workplace accidents and mistreatment. In M. R. Buckley, J. Halbesleben, & A. R. Wheeler (Eds.), Research in personnel and human resources management, Vol 33. US: Elsevier Science/JAI Press.

Chaudoir, S. R., Earnshaw, V. A., & Andel, S.A. (2013). "Discredited" vs. "discreditable": Understanding how shared and unique stigma mechanisms affect psychological and physical health disparities. Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Special Issue: Fifty Years of Stigma Research-Lessons learned and lingering issue, 35(1), 75-87.


  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Society for Occupational Health Psychology