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Dr. Steve Granger

Assistant Professor, Management

Dr. Steve Granger


Steve Granger is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. He received his PhD in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources from the University of Calgary, as well as his MSc and BA (hons) from the University of Manitoba.

The common thread that weaves through his research is the experience of adversity while working. This thread connects his primary interests within the areas of occupational health psychology, leadership, and job design, where he studies individual (e.g., resilience and proactivity), interpersonal (e.g., social support and leadership), and organizational processes (e.g., job design and human resource management practices) that help or hinder peoples’ ability to confront adversity.

His work has been published in various outlets, including Personnel Psychology, Human Relations, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and Personality and Social Psychology Review. He has also taught courses in organizational behaviour, occupational health & safety, and research methods, and serves as an editorial board member at Human Relations and Journal of Vocational Behavior

For a full and up-to-date list of his professional qualifications and academic experiences, including research, teaching, and service, please see his curriculum vitae.

Research Areas

Occupational health psychology, workplace safety, job design, and leadership

An up to date list of publications can be found here


Peer Reviewed Articles

ABDC denotes 2023 Australian Business Deans Council Journal List Ranking.
Impact factors from 2022 Clarivate ISI (2-year).

Granger, S. & Turner, N. (Accepted). Work injuries and mental health challenges: A meta-analysis of the bidirectional relationship. Personnel Psychology.
A* on ABDC; Impact factor = 5.5

Davis, J., Granger, S., & Turner, N. (Accepted). Assessing psychological distress of healthcare workers with and without injuries: The role of job control. Journal of Safety Research.
A on ABDC; Impact factor = 4.1

Barling, J., Granger, S., Weatherhead, J., Turner, N., & Pupco, S. (2023). Early family socioeconomic status and later leadership role occupancy: A multi-source lifespan study. Journal of Organizational Behavior.
A* on ABDC; Impact factor = 6.8

Grocutt, A., Granger, S., Turner, N., Fordham, M., & Chmiel, N. (2023). Relative influence of senior managers, direct supervisors, and coworkers on employee injuries and safety behaviors. Safety Science, 164, 106192
A on ABDC; Impact factor = 6.1

Isola, C.,
Granger, S., Turner, N., LeBlanc, M. M., & Barling, J. (2023). Intersection of intimate partner violence, partner interference, and family supportive supervision on victims’ work withdrawal. Occupational Health Science.
Impact factor = 3.1

Turner, N., Deng, C.,
Granger, S., & Dueck, P. M. (2023). How does subjective invulnerability impact young workers’ safety voice? Journal of Safety Research.
A on ABDC; Impact factor = 4.1

Granger, S., Caza, B. B., Ashford, S. J., & Reid, E. M. (2022). Adapting to a jolt: A mixed methods study identifying challenges and personal resources impacting professional gig workers’ well-being during COVID-19. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 138, 103784.
A* on ABDC; Impact factor = 11.1

Turner, N., Deng, C., Granger, S., Wingate, T. G., Shafqat, R, & Dueck, P. M. (2022). Young workers and safety: A critical review and future research agenda. Journal of Safety Research, 83, 79-95.
A on ABDC; Impact factor = 4.1

Caza, B. B., Reid, E. M., Ashford, S. J., & Granger, S. (2022). Working on my own: Measuring the challenges of gig work. Human Relations, 75(11), 2122-2159.
A* on ABDC; Impact factor = 5.7; FT50

Granger, S.
& Turner, N. (2022). Adapting, adopting, and advancing change: A framework for future research in the psychology of occupational safety. Journal of Safety Research, 82, 38-47.
A on ABDC; Impact factor = 4.1

Turner, N., Granger, S., Tucker, S., Deng, C., & Kelloway, E. K. (2021). Parents’ work injuries and children’s mental health: The moderating role of children’s work centrality. Journal of Safety Research, 77, 61-66.
A on ABDC; Impact factor = 4.1

Granger, S.
, Turner, N., & Grocutt, A. (2021). The next best safety dollar: Using evidence to decide how to invest in workplace safety. Organizational Dynamics, 50(2), 100774.
A on ABDC; Impact factor = 2.0

Granger, S.
, Neville, L., & Turner, N. (2020). Political knowledge at work: Conceptualization, measurement, and applications to follower proactivity. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 93(2), 431-471.
A on ABDC; Impact factor = 6.2

Cameron, J. J., & Granger, S. (2019). Does self-esteem have an interpersonal imprint beyond self-reports? A meta-analysis of self-esteem and objective interpersonal indicators. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 23(1), 73-102.
A* on ABDC; Impact factor = 10.8

Book Chapters, Entries, Reprints, or Editorials

Reid, E. M., Ashford, S. J., Caza, B. B., & Granger, S. (Forthcoming). Career development of professionals working in the gig economy. In Pichault, F., Keegan, A., & Akkermans, J (Eds.) Careers in the gig economy. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Granger, S.
, Stackhouse, M. R. D., & Caza, B. B. (2024). Job demands resource (JD-R) theory. In Hutchings, K., Michailova, S., & Wilkinson, A. (Eds.) A guide to key theories for human resource management research. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Cameron, J. J., & Granger, S. (2020). Self-esteem and belongingness. In Zeigler-Hill, V., & Shackelford, T. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences. (pp. 4749-4751). Springer, Cham.

Technical Reports

Turner, N., Granger, S., & Deng, C. (2022). Work injuries and mental health. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador: WorkplaceNL. 

Deng, C., Granger, S., Raby, S., & Turner, N. (2021). Human resource management practices and work injury rates in Alberta small- and medium-sized firms. Edmonton, Alberta: Government of Alberta. 

Granger, S., & Turner, N. (2018). Disentangling the relationship between social anxiety and work outcomes: The dynamic roles of coping and substance abuse. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba. 

Other Publications

Reid, E. M., Caza, B. B., Granger, S., & Ashford, S. J. (2021, August 12). 6 challenges of being a gig worker during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Conversation.


Current or Upcoming Teaching

Management Research for Decision Making (MANA 420), Undergraduate
Health and Safety Management (MANA 445), Undergraduate

Previously Taught

Management Research for Decision Making (MANA 420), Undergraduate
Health and Safety Management (MANA 445), Undergraduate

Professional Service

Editorial Board Member

Journal of Vocational Behavior
Human Relations

Ad Hoc Journal Reviewing

Applied Psychology: An International Review
Human Relations
Journal of Managerial Psychology
Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Journal of Vocational Behavior
Safety Science

Reviewing for Granting Agencies

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Ad hoc Conference Reviewing

Academy of Management Conference

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