San Diego State University Department of Psychology
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Jeff Conte

A Sampling of My Former SDSU Graduate Students

      Bryan Aasen (Graduated in 2014). HR Survey Design and Analysis Consultant at Walmart. Thesis on How Polychronicity Moderates Relationships Between Work-Family Conflict and Work Outcomes.

      Fiona Cochrum-Nguyen (Graduated in 2012). Recruiting Coordinator at Twitter. Thesis on Predicting Job Performance and Job Satisfaction: An Examination of the Five Factor Model of Personality, Polychronicity and Role Overload.  

      Nichole Miller (Graduated in 2011). Program Operations Specialist & Educational Testing Specialist at University of Washington in Seattle. Thesis on Emotional Intelligence and Academic Performance: An Evaluation of Moderated Effects.

      Stephanie McGinty (Graduated in 2011). HR Specialist at Qualcomm in San Diego. Thesis on Intercultural Effectiveness and Personality as Predictors of Performance in Multicultural Workers.

      Chris Atkinson (Graduated in 2011). HR Analyst/Recruiter for the City of Santa Cruz. Thesis on Examining differences in Work Life Balance, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Learning Goal Orientation in Baby Boomers and Generation Xers.

      Zack Girgis (Graduated in 2010). HR Business Partner at Qualcomm in San Francisco. Thesis on Predicting Multitasking Performance and Understanding the Nomological Network of Polychronicity.

      Alice Wastag (Graduated in 2009). Research Consultant at Denison Consulting in Michigan. Thesis on Validity Evidence Linking Polychronicity with Time Urgency Behaviors.

      Nora Grace French (Graduated in 2007). Senior Technical Specialist at ICF International in Columbia, MD.  Thesis on An Examination of the Relationship between Stress, Health, and Their Moderators.

      Kristin Graner (Graduated in 2007). Senior Learning Specialist at HD Supply in San Diego. Thesis on Training and Development Opportunities as Predictors of Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Attractiveness in Generation X Employees.

      Angelina Carmazzi Sawitsky (Graduated in 2006). Organizational Development Advisor at San Diego Gas & Electric.  Thesis on Stress as a mediator of the relationship between individual traits and employee performance.

      Fabio de Faria (Graduated in 2004). HR Director at The Hartford in San Diego. Thesis on The predictive validity of the time urgency, impatience/irritability and achievement striving components of the Type A Behavior Pattern.

      Melissa Ellefsen (Graduated in 2003). Owner at Body Bling Designs.  Thesis on the incremental validity of time urgency for the prediction of job satisfaction and job performance.

      Jeremy Gintoft (Graduated in 2002). Director of Organization Effectiveness at MedImpact in San Diego. Thesis on Polychronicity, Big Five personality dimensions, and sales performance.   

      Eileen Reisert Azzara (Graduated in 2002). Senior Assessment Consultant, Southern California Edison.  Thesis on Relationships between subfactors of Conscientiousness and constructive and destructive behavioral intentions.  ----------------------------------------------------------------------

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