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Christina Li

Assistant Professor of Management

Department: Management and International Business
Office: Adams Hall Room 260
Phone: (405) 325-2651

Professor Christina S. Li received her PhD from the University of Iowa. She uses a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods to integrate person–environment fit research with other areas of management research to understand how employees navigate their work and career environments. Specifically, her research focuses on the characteristics that individuals consider to fit in at work, the experience of misfit, the actions individuals use to maintain fit or alter misfit, and how fit happens in unconventional careers. She teaches courses in the areas of management, negotiation, leadership, and organizational behavior. Prior to joining Price College, she was a visiting faculty member at Southern Methodist University.

  • Best Doctoral Paper in Careers/Social Issues/Diversity Issues/Ethics Track, Southern Management Association Conference, 2019
  • SIOP Benjamin Schneider Scholarship by the Macey Fund Dissertation Award, 2019
  • First Prize Paper in Professional Studies, Jakobsen Conference, University of Iowa, 2019
  • Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship, University of Iowa, Fall 2018
  • M&O PhD Teaching Award Finalist, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, 2017

Li, C. S., Liao, H., & Han, Y. (In press). I despise but also envy you: A dyadic investigation of perceived overqualification, perceived relative qualification, and knowledge hiding. Personnel Psychology.

Li, C. S., Goering, D., Montanye, M. R., & Su, R. (In press). Understanding the career and job outcomes of contemporary career attitudes within the context of career environments: An integrative meta-analysis. Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Goering, D. & Li, C. S. (2021). Putting Common Career Advice to the Test. Harvard Business Review online.

*Zheng, X., *Wu, B., *Li, C. S., Zhang, P., & Tang, N. (2021). Reversing the Pollyanna: The curvilinear relationships between core self-evaluations and perceived social acceptance. Journal of Business and Psychology, 36, 103-115. (*) denotes equal authorship

Li, C. S., Kristof-Brown, A. L., & Nielsen, J. D. (2019). Fitting in a group: Theoretical development and validation of the Multidimensional Perceived Person–Group Fit scale. Personnel Psychology, 72(1), 139-171.

Kristof-Brown, A. L., Li, C. S., & Schneider, B. (2017). Fitting in and doing good: A review of person-environment fit and OCB research. In Podsakoff, MacKenzie & Podsakoff (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Citizenship Behavior. Oxford University Press. 

Kristof-Brown, A. L. & Li, C. S. (2017). Person-Environment fit. In R. Griffin (Ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Management.