Lisa’s lab is current working on sampling medical personnel who have made a mistake during a surgery simulation. The goal of this project is to identify what environmental and individual factors prevent medical personnel from experiencing psychological distress after making a mistake.


The lab is also examining mentoring and business relationships in the Arab world by collaborating with the Tunisian Association for Management and Social Stability and the Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability in Tunisia. Preliminary results show that without social capital, called wasta in Arab countries, female entrepreneurs struggle tremendously to be successful.


Baranik, L. E., & Eby, L. T. (in press). Organizational citizenship behaviors and employee depressed mood, burnout, and satisfaction with health and life: The mediating role of positive affect. Personnel Review.

Baranik, L. E., Wang, M., Gong, Y., & Shi, J. (in press). Customer mistreatment, employee health, and job performance: Cognitive rumination and social sharing as mediating mechanisms. Journal of Management.

Hu, C., Baranik, L. E., & Wu, T. (2014). Antidotes to dissimilar mentor-protégé dyads. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 85, 219-227.PDF

Yang, C., Hu, C., Baranik, L. E., & Lin, C. (2013). Can protégés be successfully socialized without socialized mentors? A close look at mentorship formality. Journal of Career Development, 40, 407-422.PDF

Hurst, C. S., Baranik, L. E., & Daniel, F. (2013). College student stressors: A review of the qualitative research. Stress and Health, 29, 275-285. PDF

Eby, L. T., Allen, T. D., Hoffman, B., Baranik, L. E., Sauer, J. B., Baldwin, S., Morrison, A., Kinkade, K. M., Maher, C. P., Curtis, S., & Evans, S. C. (2013). An interdisciplinary meta-analysis of the potential antecedents, correlates, and consequences of protégé perceptions of mentoring. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 441-476. PDF

Baranik, L. E., Lau, A. R., Stanley, L. J., Barron, K. E., & Lance, C. E. (2013). Achievement goals in organizations: Is there support for mastery-avoidance? Journal of Managerial Issues, 25, 46-61. PDF

Finch, J., Baranik, L. E., Liu, Y., & West, S. G. (2012). Physical health, positive and negative affect, and personality: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 537-545. Winner of the 2012 best paper award. PDF

Baranik, L. E., Roling, E. S., and Eby, L. T. (2010). Why does mentoring work? The role of perceived organizational support. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 76, 366-373.PDF

Baranik, L. E., Bynum, B. H., Stanley, L. J., and Lance, C. E. (2010). Examining the construct validity of mastery-avoidance achievement goals: A meta-analysis. Human Performance, 23, 265-282. PDF

Baranik, L. E., Barron, K. E., and Finney, S. J. (2010). Examining general versus specific measures of achievement goals. Human Performance, 23, 155-172. PDF

Lance, C. E., Hoffman, B. J., Gentry, W. A. and Baranik, L. E. (2008). Rater source factors represent important subcomponents of the criterion construct space, not rater bias. Human Resource Management Review, 18, 223-232. PDF

Baranik, L. E., Meade, A., Lakey, C. E., Lance, C. E., Hu, C., Hua, W., and Michalos, A. (2008). Examining differential item functioning of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale across eight countries. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 1867-1904.

Baranik, L. E., Barron, K. E., and Finney, S. J. (2007). Measuring goal orientation in a work domain: Construct validity evidence for the 2 x 2 framework. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 67, 697-718. PDF

Barron, K.E., Evans, S.W., Baranik, L.E., Serpell, Z.N., and Buvinger, E. (2006). Achievement goals of students with ADHD. Learning Disability Quarterly, 29, 137-158. PDF