Best Student Research Competition (Work, Stress and Health Conference)

This competition highlights outstanding contributions made by graduate students to the growing field of Occupational Health Psychology and who attend the Work, Stress and Health Conference.

Sponsor: Work, Stress and Health Office


The purpose of the competition is to recognize and draw attention to the outstanding student research that is being conducted in Occupational Health Psychology. All submissions will undergo a blind review for selection of finalists. Five finalists will be identified prior to the conference and one will be selected as the award winner based on observation of presentation during the conference. Student submissions and presentations will not be reviewed or judged by any person who may be an academic advisor to, or serve as a committee member for, that student.

All student first-authored submissions to Work, Stress and Health 2015 who complete the scientific peer review process and are accepted for the meeting are eligible to enter the student award competition.
How to Apply

Following notification that student-led abstracts have been accepted to the conference (as a poster, a paper, or as part of a symposium), students will be invited to submit a competitive paper for evaluation by the award committee. Please access application details noting that (1) specific guidelines for the paper will be provided to students at the time of the invitation to submit to the competition and (2) electronic submissions are preferred but not required.


Past Recipients

Yihao Liu 
Daily work-family conflict and aggression toward family and friends: A moderated mediated model


Le Zhou
Commuting Stress and Self-Regulation at Work: Moderating Roles of Commuting Means Efficacy and Task Significance


Yujie Zhan
Daily negative mood and emotional labor: Moderating roles of emotional intelligence and perceived emotional demand


Songqi Liu
Work stress, work-family conflict and alcohol use: A daily study


Shoshi Chen
Impact of enhanced resources on anticipatory stress and adjustment to new information technology: A field-experimental test of conservation of resources theory