Christian Resick, PhD

Candid photo of Christian Resick

Areas of Expertise

  • Groups/Teams
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Culture and Fit
  • Personality

Selected Works


Ziegert, Jonathan C., Knight, A. P., Resick, Christian, and Graham, Katrina, Addressing Performance Tensions in Multiteam Systems: Balancing Informal Mechanisms of Coordination Within and Between Teams. Academy of Management Journal (Forthcoming)

Graham, Katrina, Resick, Christian, Margolis, Jaclyn, Shao, Ping, Hargis, Michael, and Kiker, Jason, Egoistic Norms, Organizational Identification, and the Perceived Ethicality of Unethical Pro-Organizational Behavior: A Moral Maturation Perspective. Human Relations 73 (Sep 2020): 1249-1277.

Taylor, Jennifer, Davis, Andrea, Shepler, Lauren, Lee, Jin, Cannuscio, Carolyn, Zohar, Dov, and Resick, Christian, Development and Validation of the Fire Service Safety Climate Scale. Safety Science 118 (Oct 2019): 126-144.

Dust, Scott, Resick, Christian, Margolis, Jaclyn, Mawritz, Mary, and Greenbaum, Rebecca L., Ethical leadership and employee success: Examining the roles of psychological empowerment and emotional exhaustion. Leadership Quarterly 29 (Sep 2018): 570-583.

Maynard, M. Travis, Kennedy, Deanna M., and Resick, Christian, Teamwork in Extreme Environments: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities. Journal of Organizational Behavior 39 (Jul 2018): 695-700.

Maynard, M. Travis, Resick, Christian, Cunningham, Quinn, and DiRenzo, Marco, Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: How Action Phase Functional Leadership, Team Human Capital and Interim vs. Permanent Leader Status Impacts Post-Transition Team Performance. Journal of Business and Psychology 32 (Oct 2017): 575-593.

Resick, Christian, Murase, Toshio, Randall, Kenneth, and DeChurch, Leslie, Information Elaboration and Team Performance: Examining the Psychological Origins and Environmental Contingencies. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 124 (Jul 2014): 165-176.

Mawritz, Mary, Dust, Scott, and Resick, Christian, Hostile Climate, Abusive Supervision, and Employee Coping: Does Conscientiousness Matter?. Journal of Applied Psychology 99 (Jul 2014): 737-747.

Resick, Christian, Hargis, Michael, Shao, Ping, and Dust, Scott, Ethical Leadership, Moral Equity Judgments, and Discretionary Workplace Behavior. Human Relations 66 (Jul 2013): 951-972.

Martin, Gillian, Resick, Christian, Keating, Mary, Szabo, Erna, Kwan, Ho, and Peng, Chunyan, The Meaning of Leader Integrity: A Comparative Study Across Anglo, Asian, and Germanic Cultures. Leadership Quarterly 24 (Jun 2013): 445-461.

Randall, Kenneth, Resick, Christian, and DeChurch, Leslie, Building Team Adaptive Capacity: The Roles of Sense-Giving and Team Composition. Journal of Applied Psychology 96 (May 2011): 525-540.

Resick, Christian, Whitman, Daniel, Weingarden, Steven, and Hiller, Nathan, The Bright-Side and The Dark-Side of CEO Personality: Examining Core Self-Evaluations, Narcissism, Transformational Leadership, and Strategic Influence. Journal of Applied Psychology 94 (Nov 2009): 1365-1381.


DiRenzo, Marco, Weingarden, Steven, and Resick, Christian, “Following the leader in sports: A targeted review and a rally for extended research.” Leadership Lessons from Compelling Contexts, Ed. C. Peus, S. Braun, & B. Schyns (Eds.). UK: Emerald Publishing Group, (2016):

Resick, Christian, Giberson, Tomas, Dickson, Marcus, Wynne, Kevin, and Bajdo, Linda, “Person-organization fit, organizational citizenship, and social-cognitive motivational mechanisms.” Organizational Fit: Key Issues and New Directions, Ed. A. L. Kristof-Brown and J. Billsberry. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, (2013): 99-123.

Murase, Toshio, Resick, Christian, Jimenez, Millie, Sanz, Elizibeth, and DeChurch, Leslie, “Leadership and Collective Cognition.” Theories of Team Cognition: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives, Ed. E. Salas, S. Fiore, & M. Letsky. New York: Routledge, (2011): 117-144.

Resick, Christian, Burke, C. Shawn, and Doty, Daniel, “MTS research in laboratory settings: A look at the technical and practical challenges.” Multi-Team Systems: An Organization Form for Dynamic and Complex Environments, Ed. S. J. Zaccaro, M. A. Marks, & L. A. DeChurch . New York: Taylor and Francis, (2011): 487-510.

Presented Research

Kiker, Jason, Ziegert, Jonathan C., Resick, Christian, D’Innocenzo, Lauren, Rosikiewicz, Blythe, and Dust, Scott, Shared Leadership and Team Performance: Do Power Differentials Matter., (Aug 2020):

Cunningham, Quinn, and Resick, Christian, Transactive Memory Systems, Leader Sensemaking, and Information Elaboration in Teams, Annual Conference of the Interdisciplinary Network of Group Researchers: Bethesda, MD, (Jul 2018):

Ziegert, Jonathan C., Resick, Christian, Knight, Andrew P., and Graham, Katrina, Using Wearable Sensors to Examine Interaction Patterns in Multiteam Systems, Academy of Management: Atlanta, GA, (Aug 2017):

Choi, Jae Young, and Resick, Christian, Trust in the Workplace: A Multifoci Meta-Analytic Investigation, Academy of Management: Anaheim, CA, (Aug 2016):

Rosikiewicz, Blythe, and Resick, Christian, Taking Advantage: Leader Machiavellianism and Employee Political Capital, Academy of Management: Anaheim, CA, (Aug 2016):

Margolis, Jaclyn, and Resick, Christian, Relationship Quality in Teams: A Multi-level Motivational Perspective, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Anaheim, CA, (Apr 2016):

Editorial Board Service

Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies – Member (2019–Present)
Journal of Organizational Behavior – Editor (2019–Present)
Human Relations – Member (2017–Present)
Journal of Applied Psychology – Member (2017–Present)
Leadership Quarterly – Member (2017–Present)
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes – Member (2017–Present)
Journal of Organizational Behavior – Senior Editor (2018–2019)
Journal of Organizational Behavior – Associate Editor (2017)
Journal of Organizational Behavior – Guest Editor (2017)


BS Management - Saint Francis University Loretto, PA 1992
MA Industrial/Organizational Psychology - West Chester University West Chester, PA 1994
PhD Industrial/Organizational Psychology - Wayne State University Detroit, MI USA 2004

Professional Experience

Corporate-National City Bank of Pennsylvania Compensation Analyst/HR Consultant Oct 1994 - Oct 1996
Corporate-Buck Consultants Compensation and Performance Management Consultant Oct 1996 - Jun 2000

College News

Research by Christian Resick, associate professor of management, found that employees who strongly identify with their employer are more likely to act unethically.