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Amy Christie

Dr. Amy Christie

Associate Professor (OB/HRM)

Contact Information
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.2863
Fax: 519.884.0201
Office Location: SBE3270
Office Hours: By appointment
Languages Spoken


Academic Background

BComm (Sobey School of Business), MSc (Queen's University), PhD (Queen's University)

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Amy Christie is an Associate Professor of OB/HRM in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. She completed her PhD at the Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s University. Her research interests surround issues of status, power, and leadership/followership in organizations. One stream of her research has centered on abuses of power and unethical leadership, while another has explored status structures and interpersonal processes in small groups. She has also conducted research that examines the role of the workplace in explaining social health inequalities. Her research spans multiple levels of analysis, from studies at the individual, group, and organizational levels to longitudinal studies of within-individual change across time.

This research has been published by the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and Journal of Business Ethics, along with several chapters in recent books, including The Handbook of Organizational Behavior and The Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Status; Power; Leadership/Followership; Employee well-being; Intra-individual change

Additional Information
Selected Publications

   Christie, A.M., & Barling, J (forthcoming). When what you want is what you get: Pay dispersion and communal sharing preference. Applied Psychology: An International Review.

   Hoption, C.B., Christie, A.M., & Barling, J. (2012). Submitting to the follower label: Followership, positive affect and extra-role behaviors. Journal of Psychology (Special Issue: Followercentric Approaches to Leadership), 220, 221 - 230.

  Christie, A.M., Barling, J., & Turner, N (2011). Pseudo-transformational leadership: Model specification and outcomes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 2943 - 2984.

  Christie, A.M., & Barling, J (2010). Beyond status: Relating status inequality to performance and health in teams. Journal of Applied Psychology, 95, 920 – 934.

  Barling, J., Christie, A.M., & Hoption, C. (2010). Leadership. In S. Zedeck (Ed.), APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, APA.

  Christie, A.M., & Barling, J. (2009). Disentangling the Indirect Links between SES and Health: The Dynamic Roles of Work Stressors and Personal Control. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 1466 – 1478. (project reviewed and approved by an adjudicating committee operating under the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Statistics Canada).

  Barling, J., Christie, A.M., & Turner, N. (2008). Pseudo-transformational leadership: Toward the development and test of a model. Journal of Business Ethics, 81, 851 – 861.

  Hoption, C., Christie, A.M., & Barling, J. (2008). Introduction, In C. Cooper and J. Barling (Eds.), Handbook of Organizational Behavior, CA: Sage Publications.

Selected Grants and Awards

2013: Insight Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC).

2009: Standard Research Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC). 

2009: Center for Strategic Leadership Research Grant, Wilfrid Laurier University.

2008/2009/2011: Dean’s Commendation for Teaching Excellence, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Selected Academic Affiliations 

Academy of Management

Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC)

Association for Psychological Science (APS)

European Association for Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

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