Rachel Williamson Smith


Email: rsmith3@lsu.edu

Research Interests

  • Employee well-being
  • The work-life interface
  • Individual differences
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Occupational health

Dr. Smith is interested in diversity and employee well-being. Specifically, her research examines (1) the experiences of individuals from diverse backgrounds in the context of the work environment and the importance of diversity for organizations, and (2) both good (e.g., mindfulness, engagement) and bad (e.g., work-family conflict, workaholism) aspects of employee well-being. 


Ph.D. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of Georgia

M.S. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of Georgia

B.A. Psychology, University of South Carolina

Representative Publications

Smith, R. W., Kim, Y.-J., & Carter, N. T. (2020). Does it matter where you’re helpful? Organizational citizenship behavior from work and home. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. doi: 10.1037/ocp0000181

Carter, N. T., Lowery, M. R., Smith, R. W., Conley, K. M., Harris, A. M., Listyg, B., Maupin, C. K., King, R. T., & Carter, D. R. (2020). Understanding job satisfaction in the causal attitude network (CAN) model. Journal of Applied Psychology. doi: 10.1037/apl0000469

Clark, M. A., Smith, R. W., & Haynes, N. J. (2020). The multidimensional workaholism scale: Linking the conceptualization and measurement of workaholism. Journal of Applied Psychology. doi: 10.1037/apl0000484

Smith, R. W., Baranik, L. E., & Duffy, R. D. (2020). Psychological ownership within psychology of working theory: A three-wave study of gender and sexual minority employees. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 118, 103374. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2019.103374

Smith, R. W., & DeNunzio, M. M. (2020). Examining personality-job characteristic interactions in explaining work outcomes. Journal of Research in Personality, 84, 103884. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2019.103884