My Research

People are inherently social. At work, employees interact with their supervisors, coworkers, subordinates, and clients/customers to get work done. Outside of work, employees have partners/spouses, children and other family as well as friends. Social interactions at home can influence employees’ experiences at work and vice versa. Sometimes, work and nonwork relationships and interactions overlap, for example coworkers who become friends outside of work.

My research is anchored around studying employees’ social interactions and relationships at work and outside of work within 3 primary streams: (1) work-nonwork interface and well-being, (2) organizational justice, and (3) leadership.


  • Li, Y., Kleshinski, C. E., Wilson, K. S., & Zhang, K. (In press). Age differences in affective responses to inclusion experience: A daily diary study. Personnel Psychology. Download | Link

  • Wilson, K. S., Kleshinski, C. E., & Matta, F. K. (2021). You get me: Examining the implications of couples’ depersonalization agreement for employee recovery. Personnel Psychology, 74, 265-293. Download | Link

  • Kleshinski, C. E., Wilson, K. S., Stevenson-Street, J. M., & Scott, B. A. (2021). Principled leader behaviors: An integrative framework and extension of why leaders are fair, ethical, and non-abusive. Academy of Management Annals, 15, 1-36. Download | Link


My dissertation research was recently featured in an article by the Purdue Graduate School about the doctoral student experience during Covid-19. | Link

In this 30-second video produced by the Krannert School of Management, I summarize my research and my dissertation on coworker friendship: