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Aleksandra Luksyte

Dr Aleksandra Luksyte

Senior Lecturer
Management and Organisations (UWA Business School)

Contact details
Address
Management and Organisations (UWA Business School)
The University of Western Australia (M261)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2633
Fax
+61 8 6488 5554
Email
alex.luksyte@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
BA Vilnius, MA PhD Houston
Biography
Aleksandra Luksyte is currently Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia Business School. She received her PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology in 2011 from University of Houston, Texas, USA. As the recipient of the international Fulbright scholarship, during 2005-5007 she conducted research on employee motivation at University of California Berkeley, California, USA. Before her academic career she worked as HR manager at a marketing company in Lithuania. During her graduate studies she was involved in applied projects with the energy sector companies such as ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco. Her research focuses on two primary domains: 1) overqualification or underemployment and 2) diversity at the workplace.
Key research
In the overqualification/underemployment domain, she examines the effects of overqualification on employee performance, voluntary turnover, and well-being as well as processes underlying these linkages and boundary conditions under which overqualified employees are either happy, productive, and loyal to the organization or unhappy, counterproductive, and voluntarily quit their jobs. She also investigates overqualification in different populations (e.g., whether women are more likely than men feel overqualified because of glass ceiling, career disruptions, or whether and why overqualification is more prevalent among immigrants than citizens, etc.).
In the diversity domain, she examines the effects of race, gender, age, and immigrant status on decision-making (e.g., advice taking, performance appraisal, promotion, etc.) and employee performance and well-being.
Publications
REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Luksyte, A., & Spitzmueller, C. (2016). When are overqualified employees creative? It depends on contextual factors. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37, 635-653.
Wu, C., Tian, W., Luksyte, A., & Spitzmueller, C.(in press). On the association between perceived overqualification and adaptive behavior. Personnel Review.

Rogers, A., Luksyte, A., & Spitzmueller, C. (2016). Predictors of effective mentor performance: Is the mentor’s commitment all that matters? Human Performance, 29, 209-225.

Luksyte, A., & Avery, D. (2015). Exploring burnout and work-family facilitation as factorsinfluencing why and when relational demography diminishes employee citizenship. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 88, 750-772.

Luksyte, A., Avery, D., & Yeo, G. (2015). It is worse when you do it: Examining the interactive effects of coworker presenteeism and demographic similarity. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 1107-1123.

Liu, S., Luksyte, A., Wang, M., Zhou, L., & Shi, J. (2015). Overqualification and counterproductive work behaviors: Examining a moderated mediation model. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36, 250-271.

Wu, C. H., Luksyte, A., & Parker, S. K. (2014). Overqualification and subjective well-being at work: The moderating role of job autonomy and culture. Social Indicators Research, 1-21.

Luksyte, A., Spitzmueller, C., & Rivera-Minaya, C. Y. (2014). Factors relating to wellbeing of foreign born Hispanic workers. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 29, 685-704.

Luksyte, A., Waite, L., Avery, D., & Roy, R. (2013). Held to a different standard: Racial differences in the impact of lateness on advancement opportunity. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 86, 142-165.

Volpone, S., Stewart, R., Luksyte, A., Avery, D., McKay, P., Hernandez, M., & Hebl, M. (2013). Examining the draw of diversity: How diversity climate perceptions affect job pursuit intentions. Human Resource Management, 52, 175-193.

Ratnasingam, P., Spitzmueller, C., King, W., Rubino, C., Luksyte, A., Matthews, R. A., & Fisher, G. (2012). Can on-site childcare have detrimental work outcomes? Examining the moderating roles of family supportive organizational perceptions and childcare satisfaction. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 17, 435-434.

Raghuram, A., Luksyte, A., Avery, D., & Macoukji, F. (2012). Does your supervisor stressyou out? The moderating effects of supervisor support on gender and work stress among immigrant workers. Journal of Career Development, 39, 99-117.

Luksyte, A., & Spitzmueller, C. (2011). Overqualified women: What can be done about this potentially bad situation? Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 4, 256-259.

Luksyte, A., Spitzmueller, C., & Maynard, D. (2011). Why do overqualified incumbentsdeviate? Examining multiple mediators. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 16, 279-296.

Luksyte, A., & Avery, D. (2010). The effects of citizenship dissimilarity and national pride on attitudes toward immigrants: Investigating mediators and moderators of intergroup contact. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34, 629-641.

Rubino, C., Luksyte, A., Perry, S. J., & Volpone, S. D. (2009). How do stressors lead to burnout? The mediating role of motivation. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 14, 289-304.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Unsworth, K., & Luksyte, A. (in press). Is all creativity created equal? Examining different types and levels of creativity. In C. E. Shalley, M. Hitt, & J. Zhou (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: Multilevel Linkages. Oxford University Press.

Avery, D., Volpone, S. D., & Luksyte, A. (2012). Collision course: The impending impact of current immigration and retirement trends. In M. Wang (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Retirement (pp. 559-573). Oxford University Press.

Luksyte, A., & Spitzmueller, C. (2011). Behavioral science approaches to studying underemployment. In D. Maynard & D. Feldman (Eds.), Underemployment: Psychological, Economic, and Social Challenges (pp. 35-59), Springer Publishing: New York.

REFEREEED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (SELECTED)

Luksyte, A., Cordery, J., & Seah, J. (2015, April). Are overqualified employees good citizens? In A. Luksyte (Chair), New trends in overqualification research. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Luksyte, A., Cordery, J., & Seah, J. (2014, December). Does being voluntarily overqualified help or hurt? A competitive paper presented at 2014 Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Luksyte, A., & Unsworth, K. (2014, December). Is all creativity created equal? It depends on gender and the type of creativity. A competitive paper presented at 2014 Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Luksyte, A., Avery, D., & Yeo, G. (2014, August). It is worse when you do it: Examining the interactive effects of presenteeism and demographic dissimilarity on coworkers. Paper accepted for presentation in a Divisional Paper session at the 2014 Academy ofManagement Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Luksyte, A., Unsworth, K., & Avery, D. (2013, December). Innovation and gender: Why arewomen not rewarded for innovative work behaviours? A competitive paper presented at2013 Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Hobart, Tasmania.

Seah, J., & Luksyte, A. (2013, December). Sick and disengaged? Examining predictors andmoderators of presenteeism and engagement. A competitive paper presented at 2013 Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Hobart, Tasmania.

Luksyte, A., & Wong, E. (2013, August). Overqualification and voluntary turnover: Examining the multi-path model. In A. Luksyte (Chair), A closer look at the overqualification outcomes relationships: Examining moderators and mediators. Symposium conducted at 2013 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Luksyte, A. (2013, April). How to increase creativity of overqualified employees? In A. Luksyte(Chair), Examining overqualification and positive outcomes: When are they possible? Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston. TX.

Luksyte, A., Unsworth, K., & Avery, D. (2012, August). Gender and idea generation: Dowomen benefit less for innovative behavior? Paper presented in a Divisional Papersessionat the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Luksyte, A. (2012, April). An invited presentation in B. Erdogan, & T.N. Bauer, (Chairs), International research incubator on overqualification at work. Research incubatorconducted at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and OrganizationalPsychology, San-Diego, CA.

Luksyte, A., Rubino, C., Wang, J., & Spitzmueller, C. (2012, April). A cross-cultural comparison of personal and situational antecedents of overqualification. In A. Luksyte(Chair), Overqualification across cultures: Applicability of established and newmodels. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San-Diego, CA.

Luksyte, A., Wang, J., & Spitzmueller, C. (2011). Why do overqualified employees quit? Examining the mediating role of career management. Paper presented in a Divisional Paper session at the 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Luksyte, A., Wang, J., & Spitzmueller, C. (2011). Proactive personality and customer service quality: The moderating role of organizational strategies. Poster presented at Work, Stress, and Health conference, Orlando, FL.

Luksyte, A., Spitzmueller, C., Maynard, D., & Lynch, M. A. (2011). Are overqualified employees outstanding performers? Yes, if job complexity is present. In A. Luksyte & C. Spitzmueller (Co-chairs), Underemployment: An interdisciplinary look at operationalizations, antecedents, and outcomes. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Luksyte, A., Spitzmueller, C., Maynard, D., & Lynch, M. A. (2011). Overqualified and unproductive? It depends on personality. In E. Lobene & A. Meade (Co-chairs), Perceived overqualification: New developments in research. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Luksyte, A., Avery, D., & White, C. (2011). Does supervisor-subordinate sex dissimilarity diminish employee citizenship? Poster presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Avery, D., Luksyte, A., Waite, L., & Roy, R. (2011). We were both late – How did he get promoted? Demographic differences in the role of lateness in performance appraisal. In E. King & V. Gilrane (Co-chairs), Discrimination in the 21st century: Contemporary perspectives of discrimination in organizations. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Luksyte, A., Avery, D., Roy, R., & Macoukji, F. (2010). In whom do you really trust? How demographic dissimilarity influences the effect of trust on advice taking. In D. A. Ritter (Chair), Gender differences in mentoring, negotiating, and competing. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Montreal, Canada.

Luksyte, A., & Spitzmueller, C. (2010). Why do overqualified incumbents deviate? Examining multiple mediators. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Luksyte, A., Rubino, C., & Spitzmueller, C. (2010). How can organizations retain overqualified employees? The role of organizational career management. In J. Unite & E. Parry (Co-chairs), Career development in today’s organizations: Research and perspectives on contemporary practice. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Luksyte, A., Rubino, C., & Spitzmueller, C. (2009). Too smart and burned-out? It depends on personality and gender. In D. Xanthopoulou (Chair), Intra-Individual Factors for Stress. Symposium conducted at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Luksyte, A., & Witt, L.A. (2009). Does task performance lead to pay raise? Only if your boss likes you. Poster presented at the symposium at the annual International Human Resource Management Conference in Santa Fe, NM.

Luksyte, A., Stewart, R., Spitzmueller, C., & Sady, K. (2009). Investigating how the Employment Opportunity Index (EOI) affects voluntary turnover of overqualified employees. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the European Academy of Workand Organizational Psychology, Santiago, Spain.

Luksyte, A., Sady, S., & Spitzmueller, C. (2009). Perceived overqualification and voluntary turnover in the boundaryless careers context. In D. Maynard (Chair), Overqualification: New directions and practical implications. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Luksyte, A., & Witt, A. L. (2009). When does task performance lead to a pay raise? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Luksyte, A., & Avery, D. R. (2009). Investigating why coworkers' citizenship dissimilarity is most beneficial for nationalists. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Luksyte, A., & Spitzmueller, C. (2008). Curvilinear effects of locus of control on perceived organizational justice. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Luksyte, A., & Banks, C. (2007). Motivational theories applied to companies in the Baltic States: Contrast of regimes. Paper presented at the symposium at the Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior (IOOB) conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Luksyte, A., & Banks, C. (2006). Motivational theories applied to companies in Lithuania: A contrast of regimes. Poster presented at the Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior (IOOB) conference, Fairfax, VA.



Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Editorial Board:
Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
Funding received
2017-2019: ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA). Luksyte, A. “Overqualification: How to minimise negative and maximise positive”($370,000)

2016-2021: SSHRC Insight Grant. Shen, W., & Luksyte, A. “Adaptability or inconsistency? Understanding antecedents and consequences of change in leadership behaviors” ($107,346 CAD)

2016: UWA Teaching Relief “Why do organisations shy away from hiring overqualified immigrant applicants?” ($13,198)

2014-2015: UWA Business School Development Award. Chen, Z., Luksyte, A., & Unsworth, K. “Think loud by thinking of your home first: Why and how does nostalgia foster individual creativity?” ($10,000)
2014-2015: BHP Billiton Distinguished Research Award. Luksyte, A., Bauer, T. N., Debus, M., Erdogan, B., & Wu, C. (2014). Understanding overqualified employees: A cross-cultural study of when positive behaviors and attitudes possible ($21,624).
2013-2014: UWA Business School Development Award. Luksyte, A., & Unsworth, K. Is all creativity created equal? Examining types of creativity and their consequences for employment outcomes($13,531).
2012-2013: UWA Business School Development Award. Luksyte, A., & Day, D.V. Why do leaders derail? Exploring and developing leadership overqualification as an explanatory concept ($11,000).
2012-2014: SHRM Foundation grant. Luksyte, A., & Cordery, J. “Overqualification among different demographic groups: Consequences and moderators” ($83,964).
2011-2012: UWA Business School Development Award. Luksyte, A., & Yeo, G. “Releasing the beast:” The interactive effects of presenteeism and demographic dissimilarityon co-worker’s task engagement, helping, and counterproductive workbehaviors ($15,000).
Memberships
Academy of Management (AOM)
Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
Honours and awards
2014: Best Reviewer Award at the Annual Academy of Management conference, Gender and Diversity in Organisations Stream.
2013: UWA Excellence in Teaching Award (Early Career)
2012-2013: The Dean’s Research Fellowship at the UWA Business School
2012: Australia-China Young Researchers Exchange Program Fellow
2011: UWA Business School Ahern Early Career Researcher Award ($2,500)
2007-2009: Recipient of the Presidential Fellowship at the University of Houston, TX, USA
2006: Recipient of the annual Werry, R. J. Best Paper award at the IOOB Graduate Student Conference. Title of Research: 'Motivational theories applied to companies in Lithuania: A contrast of regimes'
2005-2007: Fulbright Scholar, UC Berkeley, Berkley, CA, USA. Title of Research: 'Motivational theories applied to companies in Lithuania: A contrast of regimes'
Teaching
HRMT2237/ HRMT5504 Introduction to Human Resource Management
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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