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John P. Trougakos

John P. Trougakos

Professor of Organizational Behaviour & HR Management, Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough


PhD, Purdue University
MBA, Oklahoma State University
BS, Oklahoma State University




John Trougakos is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and HR Management in the Department of Management at University of Toronto-Scarborough, with a cross-appointment to the Organizational Behaviour area at Rotman.  His research explores the dynamics of employees’ daily organizational life, seeking to provide insights into current organizational challenges as well as those of the rapidly evolving workplaces of the future. He focuses specifically on employee well-being, efficiency & productivity, emotions & emotional labour, and leadership & social interactions. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Research Methods, and the Journal of Applied Psychology, among others. John currently serves as a member of the editorial boards for Personnel Psychology and the Journal of Business Psychology. His industry collaborations include Hellenic Pharma, Bell Canada, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Staples Corporation, and the Canadian Securities Trader Association, among others. He is also a member of the Staples Canada Work from Anywhere Advisory Council. 

Academic Positions

  • 2022-

    Professor, Organizational Behaviour and HR Management , University of Toronto

  • 2013-present

    Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Working Through an ‘Infodemic’: The Impact of COVID-19 News Consumption on Employee Uncertainty and Work Behaviors

    Yoon S., McClean S.T., Chawla N., Kim J.K., Koopman J., Rosen C.C., Trougakos J.P., McCarthy J.M.

    Journal of Applied Psychology



    Pages: 501-517

  • Working in a Pandemic: Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 Anxiety on Work, Family, and Health Outcomes

    Trougakos, J. P., Chawla, N., & McCarthy, J.M.

    Journal of Applied Psychology



    Pages: 1234-1245

  • Experience Sampling Methodology: A Discussion of Critical Trends and Considerations for Scholarly Advancement

    Gabriel, A. S., Podsokoff, N.P., Beal, D.J., Scott, B.A., Sonnentag, S., Trougakos, J.P., & Butts, M.M.

    Organizational Research Methods



    Pages: 969-1006

  • Too anxious to help? Off-job affective rumination as a linking mechanism between work anxiety and helping

    Calderwood, C., Bennett, A. A., Gabriel, A. S., Trougakos, J. P., & Dahling, J.J.

    Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology



    Pages: 681-687

  • Better together? Examining profiles of employee recovery experiences.

    Bennett, A. A., Gabriel, A. S., Calderwood, C., Dahling, J. J., & Trougakos, J. P.

    Journal of Applied Psychology



    Pages: 1635-1654

  • The High Cost of Workplace Anxiety: Evidence of its Detrimental Impact for Workplace Effectiveness and Examination of Personal Mitigating Factors.

    McCarthy, J.M., Trougakos, J.P., & Cheng, B.H.

    Journal of Applied Psychology



    Pages: 279-291

  • Too drained to help: A resource depletion perspective on daily interpersonal citizenship behaviors.

    Trougakos, J.P., Beal, D.J., Cheng, B.H., & Hideg, I., & Zweig, D.

    Journal of Applied Psychology



    Pages: 227-236

  • Lunch breaks unpacked: The role of autonomy as a moderator of recovery during lunch.

    Trougakos, J.P., Hideg, I, Cheng, B.H., & Beal, D.J.

    Academy of Management Journal.



    Pages: 405-421

  • Affect spin predicting strength of daily and episodic stressor-strain processes.

    Beal, D.J., Trougakos, J.P., Dalal, R., & Weiss, H.M.

    Journal of Applied Psychology



    Pages: 593-605

  • Episodic Intrapersonal Regulatory Processes: Or, Dealing With Life As It Happens

    Beal, D.J. & Trougakos, J.P.

    Emotional labor in the 21st century: Diverse perspectives on emotion regulation at work, Grandey, A. Dieffendorf, J., Rupp, D. In A. Brief, K. D. Elsbach, and M. Frese's Organizational and Management Series. New York, New York: Psychology Press/Routledge.


    Pages: 31-55

  • Knowledge Hiding in Organizations. Journal of Organizational Behavior

    Connelly, K., Zweig, D., Webster, J., & Trougakos, J.P.

    Journal of Organizational Behavior



    Pages: 64-88

  • Organizational justice: A person-centric approach.

    Guo, J., Rupp, D. R., Weiss, H., & Trougakos, J.

    In S. Gilliland, D. Steiner, & D. Skarlicki (Eds.), Research in Social Issues in Management (Vol. 7). Information Age Publishing .


    Pages: 3-32

  • Service without a Smile: Comparing the Consequences of Neutral and Positive Display Rules

    Trougakos, J.P., Jackson, C.L., & Beal, D.J.

    Journal of Applied Psychology



    Pages: 350-362

  • Momentary Work Recovery: The Role of Within-Day Work Breaks

    Trougakos J.P. & Hideg. I.

    Research in Occupational Stress and Well-Being



    Pages: 37-84

  • Making the Break Count: An Episodic Examination of Recovery Activities, Emotional Experiences, and Performance of Positive Affective Displays

    Trougakos, J.P., Beal, D.J., Green, S.G., & Weiss, H.M.

    Academy of Management Journal



    Pages: 131-146

  • Influences on Job-Seeking Self-Efficacy of Spouses of Enlisted Military Personnel

    Trougakos, J.P., Green, S.G., Bull, R.A., MacDermid, S.M., & Weiss, H.M.

    Human Performance



    Pages: 391-413

  • Episodic Processes in Emotional Labor: Perceptions of Affective Delivery and Regulation Strategies

    Beal, D.J., Trougakos, J.P., Weiss, H.M., & Green, S.G.

    Journal of Applied Psychology



    Pages: 1053-1065

Research and Teaching Interests

Employee Well-Being, Leadership, Work Recovery, Emotions, Emotional Labour, Interpersonal Dynamics in the Workplace, Knowledge Transfer, Daily Work Behaviour & The Future of Work,