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Department of Psychology dana.unger@uit.no +4777646557 Tromsø

Unger, Dana



  • Rivkin, Wladislaw; Diestel, Stefan; Gerpott, Fabiola H.; Unger, Dana. Should I Stay or Should I Go? How a Desire-Goal Conflict Between Health and Work Shapes Daily Presenteeism and Associated Work Effectiveness. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology 2022. ISSN 1076-8998.
  • Gerpott, Fabiola H.; Rivkin, Wladislaw; Unger, Dana. Stop and go, where is my flow? How and when daily aversive morning commutes are negatively related to employees’ motivational states and behavior at work. Journal of Applied Psychology 2022; Volum 107 (2). ISSN 0021-9010.s 169 - 192.s doi: 10.1037/apl0000899.
  • Debus, Maike E.; Unger, Dana; Probst, Tahira M.. Dirty work on the COVID-19 frontlines: Exacerbating the situation of marginalized groups in marginalized professions. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice (IOP) 2021. ISSN 1754-9426.s doi: 10.1017/iop.2021.33.
  • Fasbender, Ulrike; Gerpott, Fabiola H.; Unger, Dana. Give and take? Knowledge exchange between older and younger employees as a function of generativity and development striving. Journal of Knowledge Management 2021; Volum 25 (10). ISSN 1367-3270.s 2420 - 2443.
  • Kornblum, Angelika; Unger, Dana; Grote, Gudela. How romantic relationships affect individual career goal attainment: A transactive goal dynamics perspective. Journal of Vocational Behavior 2021. ISSN 0001-8791.s doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2020.103523.
  • Debus, Maike E.; Unger, Dana; König, Cornelius. Job insecurity and performance over time: The critical role of job insecurity duration. Career Development International 2020. ISSN 1362-0436.s doi: 10.1108/CDI-04-2018-0102.
  • Kornblum, Angelika; Unger, Dana; Grote, Gudela. Why do people change jobs? Individual and economic determinants of career transitions. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology 2018. ISSN 1359-432X.s doi: 10.1080/1359432X.2018.1488686.
  • Debus, Maike E.; Unger, Dana. The interactive effects of dual-earner couples’ job insecurity: Linking conservation of resources theory with crossover research. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology 2017. ISSN 0963-1798.s doi: 10.1111/joop.12169.
  • Unger, Dana; Sonnentag, Sabine; Niessen, Cornelia; Kuonath, Angela. Love won't tear us apart but work might: How job stressors relate to constructive and destructive reactions to one's romantic partner's negative behavior. International Journal of Stress Management 2017. ISSN 1072-5245.s doi: 10.1037/str0000034.
  • Carver, Sifra; Unger, Dana; Grote, Gudela. Predicting air traffic controller workload: Uncertainty as the moderator of the indirect effect of traffic density on controller workload through traffic conflicts. Human Factors 2016. ISSN 0018-7208.s doi: 10.1177/0018720816639418.
  • Henker, Nils; Sonnentag, Sabine; Unger, Dana. Transformational leadership and employee creativity: The mediating role of promotion focus and creative process engagement. Journal of business and psychology 2015. ISSN 0889-3268.s doi: 10.1007/s10869-014-9348-7.
  • Miralles, Cibeles; Navarro, Jose; Unger, Dana. Daily work events and state work engagement: the mediating role of affect. Revista de Psicología Social 2015. ISSN 0213-4748.s doi: 10.1080/21711976.2015.1016755.
  • Neff, Angela; Sonnentag, Sabine; Niessen, Cornelia; Unger, Dana. The crossover of self-esteem: A longitudinal perspective. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology 2015. ISSN 1359-432X.s doi: 10.1080/1359432X.2013.856298.
  • Tschopp, Cécile; Unger, Dana; Grote, Gudela. Are support and social comparison compatible? Individual differences in the multiplexity of career-related social networks. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 2015. ISSN 0021-9029.s doi: 10.1111/jasp.12338.
  • Unger, Dana; Sonnentag, Sabine; Niessen, Cornelia; Neff, Angela. The longer your work hours, the worse your relationship? The role of selective optimization with compensation (SOC) in the associations of working time with relationship satisfaction and self-disclosure in dual-career couples. Human Relations 2015. ISSN 0018-7267.s doi: 10.1177/0018726715571188.
  • Unger, Dana; Niessen, Cornelia; Sonnentag, Sabine; Neff, Angela. A question of time: Daily time allocation between work and private life. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology 2014. ISSN 0963-1798.s doi: 10.1111/joop.12045.
  • Neff, Angela; Niessen, Cornelia; Sonnentag, Sabine; Unger, Dana. Expanding crossover research: The crossover of job-related self-efficacy within couples.. Human Relations 2013. ISSN 0018-7267.s doi: 10.1177/0018726712465095.
  • Sonnentag, Sabine; Unger, Dana; Nägel, Inga J.. Workplace conflict and employee wellbeing: The moderating role of detachment from work during off-job time. International Journal of Conflict Management 2013. ISSN 1044-4068.s doi: 10.1108/10444061311316780.
  • Neff, Angela; Sonnentag, Sabine; Niessen, Cornelia; Unger, Dana. What's mine is yours: The crossover of day-specific self-esteem. Journal of Vocational Behavior 2012. ISSN 0001-8791.s doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2012.10.002.
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Publications outside Cristin

Peer-reviewed articles

Fasbender, U., Gerpott, F. H., & Unger, D. (in press). Give and take? Knowledge exchange between older and younger employees as a function of generativity and development striving. Journal of Knowledge Management.

Gerpott, F. H., Rivkin, W., & Unger, D. (in press). Stop and go, where is my flow? How and when daily aversive morning commutes are negatively related to employees’ motivational states and behavior at work. Journal of Applied Psychology

Debus, M. E., Unger, D., & Probst, T. (2021). Dirty work on the COVID-19 frontlines: Exacerbating the situation of marginalized groups in marginalized professions. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 14, 144–148.

Kornblum, A., Unger, D., & Grote, G. (2021). How romantic relationships affect individual career goal attainment: A transactive goal dynamics perspective. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 125, 103523.

Debus, M. E., Unger, D., & König, C. (2020). Job insecurity and performance over time: The critical role of job insecurity duration. Career Development International, 25, 325-336.

Kornblum, A., Unger, D., & Grote, G. (2018). Why do people change jobs? Individual and economic determinants of career transitions. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 27, 657–668.

Debus, M. E., & Unger, D. (2017). The interactive effects of dual-earner couples’ job insecurity: Linking conservation of resources theory with crossover research. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 90, 225–247. Author names in alphabetical order

Unger, D., Sonnentag, S., Niessen, C., & Kuonath, A. (2017). Love won't tear us apart but work might: How job stressors relate to constructive and destructive reactions to one's romantic partner's negative behavior. International Journal of Stress Management, 24(S1), 74–97.

Corver, S. C., Unger, D., & Grote, G. (2016). Predicting air traffic controller workload: Uncertainty as the moderator of the indirect effect of traffic density on controller workload through traffic conflicts. Human Factors, 58, 560–573.

Henker, N., Sonnentag, S., & Unger, D. (2015). Transformational leadership and employee creativity: The mediating role of promotion focus and creative process engagement. Journal of Business and Psychology, 30, 235–247.

Miralles, C., Navarro, J., & Unger, D. (2015). Daily work events and state work engagement: the mediating role of affect. Revista de Psicología Social, 30, 264–294.

Neff, A., Sonnentag, S., Niessen, C., & Unger, D. (2015). The crossover of self-esteem: A longitudinal perspective. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24, 197–210.

Tschopp, C., Unger, D., & Grote, G. (2015). Are support and social comparison compatible? Individual differences in the multiplexity of career-related social networks. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 46, 7–18.

Unger, D., Sonnentag, S., Niessen, C., & Neff, A. (2015). The longer your work hours, the worse your relationship? The role of selective optimization with compensation (SOC) in the associations of working time with relationship satisfaction and self-disclosure in dual-career couples. Human Relations, 68, 1889–1912. (Nominated for Human Relations Paper of the Year Award)

Unger, D., Niessen, C., Sonnentag, S., & Neff, A. (2014). A question of time: Daily time allocation between work and private life. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 87, 158–176.

Neff, A., Niessen, C., Sonnentag, S., & Unger, D. (2013). Expanding crossover research: The crossover of job-related self-efficacy within couples. Human Relations, 66, 803–827.

Sonnentag, S., Unger, D., & Nägel, I. J. (2013). Workplace conflict and employee wellbeing: The moderating role of detachment from work during off-job time. International Journal of Conflict Management, 24, 166–183.

Neff, A., Sonnentag, S., Niessen, C., & Unger, D. (2012). What's mine is yours: The crossover of day-specific self-esteem. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 81, 385–394.

 

Book chapters

Schmitt, A. & Unger, D. (2019). Lifespan perspective on occupational health. In B. Baltes, C. Rudolph, & H. Zacher (Eds.) Work Across the Lifespan. (pp. 369-393). Amsterdam: Academic Press/Elsevier.

Sonnentag, S., Unger, D., & Rothe, E. (2016). Recovery and the work-family interface. In T. D. Allen & L. T. Eby (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Work and Family. (pp. 95-108).

Niessen, C., Sonnentag, S., Neff, A., & Unger, D. (2010). Ressourcen und Belastungen von Doppelkarrierepaaren in der Wissenschaft – eine arbeitspsychologische Perspektive. [Resources and demands in academic dual-career couples – a work psychological perspective.] In J. Funk, E. Gramespacher & I. Rothäusler (Eds.), Dual Career Couples in Theorie und Praxis. (pp. 75–88). Cologne, Germany: Verlag Barbara Budrich. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.


Research interests

Work-nonwork interface of individuals and couples

Occupational health and well-being

Precarious careers

Teaching

At Uit, I am teaching Work & Organizational Psychology (PSY-1706, PSY-3029) with a special focus on occupational health and well-being. Furthermore, I am a keen supervisor of review papers (PSY-3000) and dissertations (PSY-3900). 


Previously, I have taught the following topics:

Buidling Strengths at Work (Bachelor)
Managing Across the Globe (Master)
Leading Teams (Master, MBA)
Occupational Health Psychology (Bachelor, PhD)
Organisational Behaviour (Bachelor)
Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Business and Management/Applied Social Science (PhD)
Training and Learning Processes (Bachelor)
Work and Organizational Psychology (Bachelor)
Work Attitudes and Affect (Bachelor)
Work Design and Organisational Change (Master, MBA)
Work Motivation (Bachelor)
Work Performance (Bachelor)
Work-Life Interface (Master)


CV

Since August 2021
UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Department of Psychology: Associate Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology

October 2020 – April 2021
Maternity leave

September 2018 –July 2021
University of East Anglia (UK), Norwich Business School: Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviour

May 2017 – September 2018
University of East Anglia (UK), Norwich Business School: Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour

May 2014 – April 2017
ETH Zurich (Switzerland), Department of Management, Technology, and Economics: Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer

September 2016 – January 2017
Maternity leave

July 2015 – September 2015
University of Edinburgh Business School (UK): Visiting Scholar

September 2010 – March 2014
University of Mannheim (Germany), Department of Psychology: Research Associate

April 2009 – August 2010
University of Konstanz (Germany), Department of Psychology: Research Associate