Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore, Ph.D.Professor, Chair, Psychology Department

BA, MA, PhD, Bowling Green State University, 1987, 1991, 1993

Research Interests: Industrial-organizational psychology, psychological measurement

Description of Research Projects

Sarah Moore is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Puget Sound.  Since joining the faculty in 1993, her research has focused on the effects of work-related stressors, such as layoffs, reengineering, and various job characteristics on employee health, work attitudes, and work performance.  Moore has also investigated work-home integration and conflict, the unique work stressors experienced by managerial women, and generational work differences and similarities.  Her current research focus on the changing social contract and the ways in which employees engage with their work and organizations.

Since 1996, Moore and her colleague Leon Grunberg (Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology and Anthropology) have collaborated on a long-term study at Boeing Commercial, twice receiving funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the health and well-being effects of organizational change.  Recent co-authored articles by Moore and Grunberg include, “Navigating through turbulence at Boeing: Implications for employees, companies, and governments” (2013, Revue Francaise de Gestion), The Relationship between Work and Home: Examination of White and Blue-Collar Generational Differences in a Large U.S. Organization  (2014, Psychology: Scientific Research), andGenerational Differences in Workplace Expectations: A Comparison of Production and Professional Workers (2015, Current Psychology).  Together with colleagues Edward Greenberg and Pat Sikora (University of Colorado, Boulder), Grunberg and Moore published a book under Yale University Press in 2010 titled, Turbulence: Boeing and the State of American Workers and ManagersMoore and Grunberg  recently completed a second book titled Emerging from Turbulence:  Boeing and Stories of the American Workplace Today   (to be released October, 2015 ) that describes the varied ways in which both veteran and new employees engage and find meaning in their work in Boeing’s post-merged organizational culture.