Alexandra Panaccio, PhD

Alexandra Panaccio, PhD
Office: S-MB 15.351 
John Molson Building,
1450 Guy
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2929

Alexandra Panaccio joined the John Molson School of Business in 2011, after completing a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She holds a PhD and an MBA degree from HEC Montreal, as well as a law degree (LLB) from University of Montreal. Alexandra’s research focuses on leadership, workplace commitment, retention, performance, and employee well-being. Current projects include an examination of the manifestations and impact of servant (selfless) leadership behaviors, specifically with regards to employee commitment, motivation and well-being. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior and Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, as well as in book chapters and other outlets.


PhD (HEC Montreal)

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Job attitudes
  • Retention
  • Employee well-being


Refereed Journal Articles

Vandenberghe, C., Bentein, K., & Panaccio, A. (in press). Affective commitment to organizations and turnover: A role theory perspective. Journal of Management.

Donia, M., Raja, U., Panaccio, A., & Wang, Z. (in press). Servant Leadership and Employee Outcomes:  The Moderating Role of Subordinates’ Motives. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Panaccio, A., Henderson, D.J., Liden, R.C., Wayne, S.J., & Cao, X. (2015). Beyond the transactional employment relationship: Toward an understanding of when and why servant leadership accounts for employee extra-role behaviors. Journal of Business and Psychology, 30, 657-675.

Vandenberghe, C., & Panaccio, A. (2015). Delving into the motivational bases of continuance commitment: Locus of control and empowerment as predictors of perceived sacrifice and few alternatives. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24, 1-14.

Panaccio, A., Vandenberghe, C., & Ben Ayed, A. (2014). The role of negative affectivity in the relationships between pay satisfaction, affective and continuance commitment and voluntary turnover: A moderated mediation model. Human Relations, 67, 821-848. 

Vandenberghe, C., & Panaccio, A. (2012). Perceived sacrifice and few alternatives commitments: The motivational underpinnings of continuance commitment’s subdimensions. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 81, 59-72.

Panaccio, A., & Vandenberghe, C. (2012). Five-factor model of personality and organizational commitment: The mediating role of positive and negative affective states. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80, 644-658.

Lapointe, E., Vandenberghe, C., & Panaccio, A. (2011). Organizational commitment, emotional exhaustion, and turnover: A conservation of resources perspective. Human Relations, 64, 1609-1631.

Panaccio, A., & Vandenberghe, C. (2011). The relationships of role clarity and organization-based self-esteem to commitment to supervisors and organizations, and turnover intentions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 1455-1485.

Vandenberghe, C., Panaccio, A., & Ben-Ayed, A. (2011). Continuance organizational commitment and turnover: Examining the moderating role of negative affectivity and risk aversion. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 84, 403-424.

Vandenberghe, C., Panaccio, A., Bentein, K., Mignonac, K., & Roussel, P. (2011) Assessing longitudinal change in role stressors, job attitudes, turnover intention, and well-being among neophyte newcomers. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32, 652-671.

Landry, G., Panaccio, A., & Vandenberghe, C. (2010). Dimensionality and consequences of employee commitment to supervisors: A two-study examination. Journal of Psychology, 144, 285-312.

Panaccio, A., & Vandenberghe, C. (2009). Perceived organizational support, organizational commitment and well-being: A longitudinal study. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 75, 224-236.

Book Chapters

Panaccio, A., Donia, M., Saint-Michel, S., & Liden, R.C. (2015).  Servant Leadership and well-being. In R.J. Burke, K.M. Page, & C.L. Cooper (Eds.), Flourishing in life, work and careers: Individual wellbeing and career experiences. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 

Liden, R.C., Panaccio, A., Meuser, J.D., Hu, J., & Wayne, S.J. (2014). Servant Leadership: Antecedents, processes, and outcomes. In D.V. Day (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. 

Gagné, M., & Panaccio, A. (2014). Job design and self-determination theory. In Gagné, M. (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Work Engagement, Motivation, and Self-Determination Theory. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. 

Panaccio, A.J., & Waxin, M. (2010). Banque populaire du Québec : Gérer la diversité dans une banque québécoise. In Chevalier, F. (Eds.), Pratiques de GRH dans les pays francophones – 48 études de cas. Paris : Vuibert.

Vandenberghe, C., Landry, G., & Panaccio, A.J. (2009). L’engagement organisationnel. In Rojot, J., Roussel, P., & Vandenberghe, C. (Eds.), Comportement organisationnel (Vol. 3) : Perspectives en théories des organisations, Motivation au travail, Engagement dans l’organisation. Bruxelles : De Boeck.

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