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Dr. Thomas W.H. NG

Management

Associate Professor

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Dr. Thomas W.H. NG

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • PhD University of Georgia
  • MPhil CUHK
  • BBA CUHK

Biography

Thomas Ng received his PhD from the University of Georgia and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong. His research interests include career development, job mobility, organizational embeddedness, employee aging issues, employment relationships, and personality at work.

Teaching Areas

  • Organizational behavior
  • Human resource management
  • Career development
     

Research Interests

  • Aging
  • Career development
  • Employee job mobility and embeddedness
  • Organizational and occupational commitment
  • Personality at work
  • Psychological contracts and employment arrangements
     

Publications

Refereed journals (The most recent ones are listed first)

57. Ng, T. W. H. (forthcoming). Embedding employees early on: The importance of workplace respect. Personnel Psychology.

56. Ng, T. W. H., & Lucianetti, L. (forthcoming).  Within-individual increases in innovative behavior and creative, persuasion, and change self-efficacy over time: A social cognitive theory perspective.  Journal of Applied Psychology.

55. Ng, T. W. H., & Lucianetti, L. (forthcoming).  Goal striving, idiosyncratic deals, and job behavior.  Journal of Organizational Behavior.

54. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2015). Felt obligations to reciprocate to the employer, preferences for mobility across employers, and gender: Three-way interaction effects on subsequent voice behavior.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 90, 36-45.

53. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2015). Ethical leadership: Meta-analytic evidence of criterion-related and incremental validity.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 948-965.

52. Ng, T. W. H. (2015). The incremental validity of organizational commitment, organizational trust, and organizational identification. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 88, 154-163.

51. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2015). The moderating effects of age in the relationships of job autonomy to work outcomes.  Work, Aging and Retirement, 1, 64-78.

50. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2015). Idiosyncratic deals and voice behavior.  Journal of Management, 41, 893-928.

49. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2014).  Embeddedness and well-being in the United States and Singapore: The mediating effects of work-to-family and family-to-work conflict.  Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 19, 360-375.

48. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2014).  Subjective career success: A meta-analytical review.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 85, 169-179.

47. Ng, T. W. H., Feldman, D. C., & Butts, M. M. (2014). Psychological contract breaches and employee voice behavior: The moderating effects of changes in social relationships.  European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 23, 537-553.

46. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2014).  A conservation of resources perspective on career hurdles and salary attainment.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 85, 156-168.

45. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2014). Community embeddedness and work outcomes: The mediating role of organizational embeddedness. Human Relations, 67, 71-103.

44. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2013). How do within-person changes due to aging affect job performance? Journal of Vocational Behavior, 83, 500-513.

43. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2013). A meta-analysis of the relationships of age and tenure with innovation-related behavior: A meta-analysis. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 86, 585-616. This article is a finalist for the 2014 JOOP Best Paper Prize.

42. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2013). Does longer job tenure help or hinder job performance? Journal of Vocational Behavior, 83, 305-814.

41. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2013). Employee age and health. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 83, 336-345.

40. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2013). Changes in perceived supervisor embeddedness: Effects on employees’ embeddedness, organizational trust, and voice behavior.  Personnel Psychology, 66, 645-685.

39. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2013).  Age and innovation-related behavior:  The joint moderating effects of supervisor undermining and proactive personality.  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34, 583-606. This article is a finalist for the 2013 JOB Best Paper Prize.

38.  Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2013). The effects of organizational embeddedness on insomnia.  Applied Psychology: An International Review, 62, 330-357.

37. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2012). The effects of organizational and community embeddedness on work-to-family and family-to-work conflict.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 1233-1251.

36. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2012).  Evaluating six common stereotypes about older workers with meta-analytical data.  Personnel Psychology, 65, 821-858.

35. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2012).  Breaches of past promises, current job alternatives, and promises of future idiosyncratic deals:  Three-way interaction effects on organizational commitment. Human Relations, 65, 1463-1486.

 34.  Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2012). A comparison of self-ratings and non-self-report measures of employee creativity. Human Relations, 65, 1021-1047.

33. Lam, S. K. K., Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2012). The relationship between external job mobility and salary attainment across career stages. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80, 129-136.

32. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2012). Employee voice behavior: A meta-analytical test of the conservation of resources framework. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33, 216-234. This article is a finalist for the 2012 JOB Best Paper Prize.

31. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2011). Affective organizational commitment and citizenship behavior: Linear and non-linear moderating effects of organizational tenure. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79, 528-537.

30. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2011). Locus of control and organizational embeddedness. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 84, 173-190.

29. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2010). The impact of job embeddedness on innovation-related behaviors. Human Resource Management, 49, 1067-1087.

28. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2010). The effects of organizational embeddedness on development of social and human capital. Journal of Applied Psychology, 95, 696-712.

27. Ng, T. W. H., Feldman, D. C., & Lam, S. S. K. (2010). Psychological contract breaches, organizational commitment, and innovation-related behavior: A latent growth modeling approach. Journal of Applied Psychology, 95, 744-751.

26. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2010). The relationships of age with job attitudes: A meta-analysis. Personnel Psychology, 63, 677-718.

25. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2010). Organizational tenure and job performance. Journal of Management, 36, 1220-1250.

24. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2010). Idiosyncratic deals and organizational commitment. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 76, 419-427.

23. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2010). Human capital and objective indicators of career success: The mediating effects of cognitive ability and conscientiousness. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 83, 207-235.

22. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2009). Age, work experience, and the psychological contract. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 30, 1053-1075. This article is the runner-up of the 2009 JOB Best Paper Prize.

21. Ng, T. W. H., Sorensen, K. L., & Yim, F. H. K. (2009). Does the job satisfaction-job performance relationship vary across cultures? Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 40, 761-796.  This paper is one of Sage’s most downloaded articles in 2010.

20. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2009). Personality, social relationships, and vocational indecision among college students: The mediating effects of identity construction. Career Development International, 14, 309-332.

19. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2009). Occupational embeddedness and job performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 30, 863-891.

18. Ng, T. W. H., & Sorensen, K. L. (2009). Dispositional affectivity and work-related outcomes: A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39, 1255-1287.

17. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2009). Re-examining the relationship between age and voluntary turnover. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 74, 283-294.

16. Ng, T. W. H., & Butts, M. M. (2009). Effectiveness of organizational efforts to lower turnover intentions: The moderating role of employee locus of control. Human Resource Management, 48, 289-310.

15. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2009). How broadly does education contribute to job performance? Personnel Psychology, 62, 89-134.

14. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2008). Can you get a better deal elsewhere? The effects of psychological contract replicability on organizational commitment over time.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73, 268-277.

13. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2008). Long work hours: A social identity perspective on meta-analysis data. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 29, 853-880.  This article has won the 2008 and 2014 Citation of Excellence Awards.

12. Ng, T. W. H., & Sorensen, K. L. (2008). Toward a further understanding of the relationships between perceptions of support and work attitudes: A meta-analysis. Group and Organization Management, 33, 243-268. This article has won the 2012 Citation of Excellence Award, which is awarded to
the best 50 papers with proven impact since its publication date.

11. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2008). The relationship of age to ten dimensions of job performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 392-423. This article has won the 2012 Citation of Excellence Award, which is awarded to the best 50 papers with proven impact since its publication date.

10. Eby, L. T., Allen, T. D., Evans, S. C., Ng, T. W. H., & DuBois, D. L. (2008). Does mentoring matter? A multidisciplinary meta-analysis comparing mentored and non-mentored individuals. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 72, 254-267.

9. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2007). The school-to-work transition: A role identity perspective. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 71, 114-134.

8. Ng, T. W. H., Sorensen, K. L., Eby, L. T., & Feldman, D. C. (2007). Determinants of  job mobility: A theoretical integration and extension. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 80, 363-386.

7. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2007). Organizational embeddedness and occupational embeddedness across career stages. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 70, 336-351.

6. Ng, T. W. H., Sorensen, K. L., & Feldman, D. C. (2007). Dimensions, antecedents, and consequences of workaholism: A conceptual integration and extension. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28, 111-136.

5. Feldman, D. C., & Ng, T. W. H. (2007). Careers: Mobility, embeddedness, and  success. Journal of Management, 33, 350-377. This article is a winner of the 2012 JOM Scholarly Impact Award.

4. Lankau, M. J., Ward, A., Amason, A. C., Ng, T. W. H., Sonnenfeld, J. A., & Agle, B. R. (2007). Examining the impact of organizational value dissimilarity in top management teams. Journal of Managerial Issues, 19, 11-34.

3. Ng, T. W. H., Sorensen, K. L., & Eby, L. T. (2006). Locus of control at work: A meta-analysis. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 27, 1057-1087.

2. Ng, T. W. H., Butts, M. M., Vandenberg, R. J, Dejoy, D. M., & Wilson, M. G. (2006). Effects of management communication, opportunity for learning, and work schedule flexibility on organizational commitment. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 68, 474-489.

1. Ng, T. W. H., Eby, L. T., Sorensen, K. L., & Feldman, D. C. (2005). Predictors of objective and subjective career success: A meta-analysis. Personnel Psychology, 58, 367-408.

Book chapters (The most recent ones are listed first)

9. Ng, T. W. H. (forthcoming).  Employee aging.  In Oxford Bibliographies, Oxford University Press.

8. Ng, T. W. H. (forthcoming). Conservation of resources model. In M. Vodosek, & D. den Hartog, Encyclopaedia of Management (Vol. 6, International Management).  Wiley.

7. Feldman, D. C., Ng, T. W. H., & Vogel, R. M. (forthcoming). Off-the-job embeddedness: A reconceptualization and agenda for future research. Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management.

6. Feldman, D. C., & Ng, T. W. H. (2013). Theoretical approaches to the study of job transitions. In N. Schmitt & S. Highhouse (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology (Volume 12, pp. 292-307). New York: Wiley.

5. Ng, T. W. H., & Feldman, D. C. (2012). Aging and participation in career development.  In J. W. Hedge & W. C. Borman (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging (pp. 137-150).  Oxford University Press.

4. Feldman, D. C., & Ng, T. W. H. (2011). Participation in continuing education programs: Antecedents, consequences, and implications.  In M. London (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning (pp. 180-194).  New York: Oxford University Press.

3. Butts, M. M., & Ng, T. W. H. (2008). Chopped liver? Ok. Chopped Data? Not OK. In C. E. Lance & R. J. Vandenberg (Eds.), Statistical and methodological myths and urban legends: Received doctrine, verity, and fable in the organizational and social science (pp. 361-386). Lawrence Erlbaum.

2. Feldman, D. C., & Ng, T. W. H. (2008). Motivation for engaging in training and career development.  In R. Kanfer, G. Chen, & R. Pritchard (Eds.), Work motivation: Past, present, and future (pp. 401-431). New York: Routledge.

1. Ng, T. W. H. (2006). Career mobility.  In J. H. Greenhaus & G. A. Callanan (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Career Development (pp. 127-130). Sage Publication.

Professional Services

Editorial Board for the following journals:

  • Applied Psychology: An International Review (2012 – 2013)
  • Human Relations (2012 – present)
  • Journal of Applied Psychology (2014 onwards)
  • Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (2013 – present)
  • Journal of Organizational Behavior (2011 – present)
  • Journal of Vocational Behavior (2009 – 2012)
  • Personnel Psychology (2010 – present)
  • Work, Aging and Retirement (2014 onwards)

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