Biography

In 2017, I joined Norwich Business School as a Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour. Before that I worked 3 years as a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). I was also a research assistant at the University of Mannheim and the University of Konstanz, both in Germany.

The University of Konstanz awarded me with a doctoral degree in Psychology as well as with the Dipl.-Psych. degree which is equivalent to a MSc in Psychology. My doctoral dissertation dealt with self-regulation as the link between work and private life.

In the autumn semester 2017/2018, my office hours are on Monday (13:00 - 14:00) and Tuesday (11:00 - 12:00).

All Publications

Debus, M. E., Unger, D.

(2017)

The interactive effects of dual-earner couples’ job insecurity: Linking conservation of resources theory with crossover research,

in Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology

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pp. 225-247

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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,

in International Journal of Stress Management

24

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pp. 74-97

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Corver, S. C., Unger, D., Grote, G.

(2016)

Predicting Air Traffic Controller Workload: Trajectory Uncertainty as the Moderator of the Indirect Effect of Traffic Density on Controller Workload Through Traffic Conflict,

in Human Factors

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pp. 560-573

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Tschopp, C., Unger, D., Grote, G.

(2016)

Are support and social comparison compatible? Individual differences in the multiplexity of career-related social networks,

in Journal of Applied Social Psychology

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pp. 7-18

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Unger, D., Sonnentag, S., Niessen, C., Kuonath, A.

(2015)

The longer your work hours, the worse your relationship? The role of selective optimization with compensation in the associations of working time with relationship satisfaction and self-disclosure in dual-career couples,

in Human Relations

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pp. 1889-1912

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Henker, N., Sonnentag, S., Unger, D.

(2015)

Transformational Leadership and Employee Creativity: The Mediating Role of Promotion Focus and Creative Process Engagement,

in Journal of Business and Psychology

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pp. 235-247

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Miralles, C., Navarro, J., Unger, D.

(2015)

Daily work events and state work engagement: the mediating role of affect / Eventos diarios y work engagement: el rol mediador del afecto,

in Revista de Psicología Social

30

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pp. 264-294

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Neff, A., Sonnentag, S., Niessen, C., Unger, D.

(2015)

The crossover of self-esteem: A longitudinal perspective,

in European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology

24

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pp. 197-210

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Unger, D., Niessen, C., Sonnentag, S., Neff, A.

(2014)

A question of time: Daily time allocation between work and private life,

in Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology

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pp. 158-176

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Neff, A., Niessen, C., Sonnentag, S., Unger, D.

(2013)

Expanding crossover research: The crossover of job-related self-efficacy within couples,

in Human Relations

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pp. 803-827

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Sonnentag, S., Unger, D., Nägel, I. J.

(2013)

Workplace conflict and employee well-being: The moderating role of detachment from work during off-job time,

in International Journal of Conflict Management

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pp. 166-183

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Neff, A., Sonnentag, S., Niessen, C., Unger, D.

(2012)

What's mine is yours: The crossover of day-specific self-esteem,

in Journal of Vocational Behavior

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pp. 385-394

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Key Research Interests

The interface of work and private life is my overall research interest. I investigate this topic in three different arenas: 1.) couples, 2.) well-being, and 3.) careers.

With respect to the first arena—couples—I am curious to learn more about the relevance of interaction in couples for work experiences and vice versa. For instance, in a diary study, we examined how dual-career couples allocated their daily time on working when they experienced their relationship to be negative. Furthermore, we also examined whether conventional wisdom is right and long working hours are bad for relationship satisfaction.

Closely linked to this topic, I am also interested in well-being phenomena that bridge the gap between work and private life. In a recent study, we investigated how one’s own job insecurity and the job insecurity of one’s partner interact and have an impact on work engagement, psychological well-being, and turnover intention. Furthermore, I am involved in two projects that examine the impact of commuting on well-being.

Finally, I also study individuals’ careers with a special focus on their private and professional social environment. In one on-going project, we examine how partners can help that their significant others attain important career-related goals. Furthermore, I take part in a project in which we investigate how social referents shape the creation of career narratives.

Teaching Interests

In the academic year 2017/2018, I will be teaching in the following modules:

  • NBS-4005Y: Introduction To Organisational Behaviour
  • NBS-4011Y: Introduction to Organisational Behaviour (2)
  • NBS-7037B: Managing Across the Globe
  • NBS MCZZ: Advanced Doctoral Training on Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Business and Management/Applied Social Science

 At other universities, I have taught the following topics:

  • Occupational Health Psychology (UG)
  • Training (UG)
  • Work Attitudes and Affect (UG)
  • Work Motivation (UG)
  • Work and Organizational Psychology (UG)
  • Work Performance (UG)
  • Leading Teams (PG)
  • Work Design and Organisational Change (PG)
  • Work-Life Interface (PG)
  • Organisational Behaviour (PGR)

 

Professional Activities

I got the following grants and award:

  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF): Grant for international short visit (in June 2015)
  • Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS): Travel grant for congress participation (in May 2015)
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): Travel grant for congress participation (in April 2012)
  • Equal Opportunity Commission of the University of Konstanz (Germany): Gender research award for the best students’ thesis related to Gender Studies (in December 2010)
  • Equal Opportunity Commission of the University of Konstanz: Travel grant for congress participation (in September 2009)
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): GoEast-Scholarship (in February 2007)

 

I am member of the following academic societies:

  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP)
  • European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)
  • German Psychological Society (DGPs)
  • Swiss Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (SGAOP)