Candice L. Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program
Advanced Quantitative Research Methods, Occupational Health Psychology, Individual Differences, Training: Theory, Design, Evaluation
Ph.D., University of Houston
M.A., Northern Arizona University
B.S., Northern Arizona University
Work-life balance, the health and workplace implication of the return to work process
after childbirth, occupational health and safety, and healthcare management.
Open Science Framework Profile
Labs and Facilities
Wellness through Employment and Life Laboratory (W.E.L.L.) - The work-life lab.
The Work-Life Lab (W.E.L.L.) operates within the Industrial-Organizational Psychology program at Saint Louis University. We focus on research and advocacy regarding supporting health and well-being for all employees as they navigate multiple life roles. Specifically, our research encompasses topics like workplace policies and benefits, returning to work after childbirth, stress, equity, and the work-life interface.
Publications and Media Placements
Kao, K. Y., Chi, N. W., Thomas, C. L., Lee, H. T., & Wang, Y. F. (2020). Linking ICT availability demands to burnout and work-family conflict: The roles of workplace telepressure and dispositional self-regulation. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied. doi: 10.1080/00223980.2020.1745137
Kao, K., Thomas, C. L., Spitzmueller, C., & Huang, E. (2019) Being Present in Enhancing Safety: Examining the Effects of Workplace Mindfulness, Safety Behaviors, and Safety Climate on Safety Outcomes. Journal of Business and Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s10869-019-09658-3
Kao, K., Spitzmueller, C., Cigularov, K., & Thomas, C. L. (2019). Linking Safety Knowledge to Safety Performance: A Moderated Mediation of Supervisor and Worker Safety Attitudes. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. doi:10.1080/1359432X.2019.1567492
Ohu, E., Zhang, J., Spitzmueller, C.,Thomas, C. L., Osezua, A., & Yu, J. (2018). When work-family conflict hits home: Parental work-family conflict and child health. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Advance Online Publication. doi:10.1037/ocp0000145
Spitzmueller, C., Zhang, J., Thomas, C. L., Wang, Z., Fisher, G., Matthews, R., Strathearn, L. (2018). Identifying job characteristics related to working women's breastfeeding behaviors. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. 23(4), 457-470. doi:10.1037/ocp0000119
Thomas, C. L., Laguda, E., Olufemi-Ayoola, F., Netzley, S., Yu, J., & Spitzmueller,
C (2018). Linking Job Work Hours to Women's Physical Health: The Role of Perceived
Unfairness and Household Work Hours. Sex Roles. doi:10.1007/s11199-017-0888y
Thomas, C. L., Spitzmueller, C., Amspoker, A. B., Modi, V., Tran, T., Niak, A. N., Woodard, L., Auron, A., & Hysong, S.J.A. (2018). Systematic Review of Instruments to Measure Coordination in Health Care. Journal of Healthcare Management. doi: 10.1097/JHM-D-16-00025
Wang, Z., Zhang, J, Thomas, C. L., Yu, J., & Spitzmueller, C. (2017). Explaining benefits
of employee proactive personality: The role of engagement, team proactivity composition
and perceived organizational support. Journal of Vocational Behavior. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2017.04.002
Hysong, S. J., Thomas, C. L., Spitzmueller, C., Amspoker, A. B., Woodward L., & Niak,
A. A (2016). Linking clinician Interaction and coordination to clinical performance
in Patient Aligned Care Teams. Implementation Science, 11(1), 1-10.
Thomas, C. L., & Spitzmueller, C. (2016). Job Sharing. In S. G. Rogleberg (Eds.),
the SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2ndEdition.
Trout, R., Thomas, C. L., Matthews, R. (2016). Childcare arrangements and their consequences
for family, maternal and organizational well-being. In C. Spitzmueller & R. Mathews
(Eds.), Research Perspectives on Work and the Transition to Motherhood. Springer International
Publishing AG: Cham, Switzerland.
Zhang, J., Thomas, C. L., Dirr, B. A., & Spitzmueller, C. (2016). Global Maternity
Benefits and their impact on Maternal and Child Well-Being. In C. Spitzmueller & R.
Mathews (Eds.), Research Perspectives on Work and the Transition to Motherhood. Springer
International Publishing AG; Cham, Switzerland.
Spitzmueller, C., Wang, Z., Zhang, J., Thomas, C. L., Matthews, R., Fisher, G. G., & Strathearn, L. (2015) Got Milk? Workplace factors related to breastfeeding among working mothers. Journal of Organizational Behavior, doi: 10.1002/job.2061