Senior Research Scientist
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Occupational health; workplace substance use; work-family interface; youth employment.
Dr. Frone is currently working on papers exploring relationships between the following factors and employee health and substance use: negative and positive work experiences and work-related rumination; Great Recession, company downsizing, economic stress, and employee insecurity; exposure to workplace aggression and discrimination; emotional labor at work; workplace availability of substances, workplace social control, and workplace substance-related norms; and work performance, attendance, and injuries. This ongoing work is based on two completed national surveys of U.S. workers.
Future research aims to develop and test an innovative moderated-mediation model relating the workplace substance use climate to employee alcohol and marijuana use that also outlines potential boundary conditions (moderators) affecting the relationships; and explore prospectively the destructive effects of a permissive workplace substance use climate on work-related wellbeing among employees who do not misuse alcohol or marijuana at work. Another proposed line of research is the development and testing of a longitudinal prolonged activation model of negative and positive work experiences, negative and positive work rumination, alcohol misuse, and stress responses.
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