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  • 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

Courses Taught / Teaching

Courses Taught

PSY-572000 Organizational Psychology


My research program focuses predominantly on occupational health psychology, and more specifically, I conduct research in three key areas: (1) understanding the mechanisms by which emotional job stressors influence employee strain; (2) revealing the antecedents of employee safety performance; and (3) detailing the implications of cyberloafing as a workplace coping mechanism. While each of these research areas is somewhat distinct, when combined, they form the basis of a comprehensive research program centered on helping to sustain and improve employee health, well-being, and safety.

Some questions that my current projects aim to address include:

  • To what degree does cyberloafing (i.e., using the internet at work for non-work purposes) serve as an effective employee coping mechanism for dealing with social (e.g., aggression) and task-related (e.g., role conflict) work stressors?
  • Does trait mindfulness serve as a buffer in the relationship between emotionally disturbing work events and negative health outcomes (e.g., sleep problems, drinking behaviors, rumination) in the emergency medical services?
  • What contextual and personal factors influence the degree to which employees who evince feelings of an occupational calling 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 2020.

Publications & Professional Activities

Andel, S. A., Kessler, S., Pindek, S., Kleinman, G., & Spector, P.E. (in press). Is Cyberloafing More Complex than we Originally Thought? Cyberloafing as a Coping Response to Workplace Aggression Exposure. Computers in Human Behavior.

Arvan, M. L., Pindek, S., Andel, S. A., & Spector, P. E. (in press). 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. (in press). Information security climate and the assessment of information security risk among healthcare workers. Health Informatics Journal.

Andel, S. A., Pindek, S., & Spector, P. E. (2019). When antecedent becomes consequent: An examination of the temporal order of job dissatisfaction and verbal aggression exposure in a longitudinal study. Work & Stress.

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.

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.

Professional Affiliations

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Society for Occupational Health Psychology