Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Chong Sin Hui
Assistant Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Leadership, Management & Organisation
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PhD (Organizational Psychology), Michigan State University (2018)
MA (Organizational Psychology), Michigan State University (2014)
BBM and BSocSc (OBHR & Psychology), Singapore Management University (2012)

SinHui's research examines how employees manage their identities across different life domains (e.g., work vs. personal, paid vs. unpaid, etc.). Through the application of psychology theories of emotions and cognition, she studies how events from one domain spill over to the other domain, and how such processes impact individuals' motivation and well-being. She also explores how structural characteristics, such as socioeconomic status or unequal access to educational resources or different ideological beliefs, shape individuals' interactions with others and influence their work behaviors. Overall, SinHui's research seeks to uncover individual-level or organizational-level capacities that can be leveraged to help individuals overcome work and personal adversities, and empower them to thrive in multiple domains of life.

For a full list of publications and presentations, please download SinHui's CV using the link "Curriculum Vitae" above.

As an instructor, SinHui emphasizes experiential learning and an active application of theoretical concepts into real life. She strives to develop students to be critical thinkers who can appreciate that knowledge is fluid and understand that there is rarely one correct answer to business or social science issues. She has taught undergraduate courses in Organizational Behavior, Cultural Intelligence, Management Skills, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Research Methods, and Introductory Psychology in Michigan State University (USA) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).

Applied Work:
SinHui also provides research advisory and consultation services to organizations that are interested in utilizing research to advance evidence-based decision-making on human capital issues. Some organizations she has advised or collaborated with include Civil Service College (Singapore), People's Association (Singapore), and Google (USA).
* Employee motivation and well-being
* Identity management across work domains (i.e., work vs. personal domains, paid vs. unpaid domains, etc.)
* Interpersonal interactions in the workplace (leadership, citizenship behavior, incivility, etc.)
  • (1) Linking Boundary-Spanning Leadership to Employee Boundary-Spanning Behaviors and Attitudes in a Coopetitive Environment, (2) Linking Leaders' Daily Display of Positive and Negative Emotions to Followers' Daily Voice: An Emotions-as-Info
  • Measuring Employability & Life-long Learning Mindsets needed for Careers in the 21st Century
  • Volunteering as an Invisible Hand of Favorable Work Outcomes: Examining When and How Volunteering with External Welfare Organizations Promotes Employee Creativity, Voice, and Engagement in their Formal Jobs