Alex Luksyte

Associate Professor, BA Vilnius, MA PhD Houston

  • 285 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
20092020
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Biography

Aleksandra Luksyte is currently Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia Business School. She received her PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology in 2011 from University of Houston, Texas, USA. As the recipient of the international Fulbright scholarship, during 2005-5007 she conducted research on employee motivation at University of California Berkeley, California, USA. Before her academic career she worked as HR manager at a marketing company in Lithuania. During her graduate studies she was involved in applied projects with the energy sector companies such as ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco. Her research focuses on two primary domains: 1) overqualification or underemployment and 2) diversity at the workplace.

Roles and responsibilities

Editorial Board:
Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology

Funding overview

2017-2019: ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA). Luksyte, A. “Overqualification: How to minimise negative and maximise positive”($370,000)

2016-2021: SSHRC Insight Grant. Shen, W., & Luksyte, A. “Adaptability or inconsistency? Understanding antecedents and consequences of change in leadership behaviors” ($107,346 CAD)

2016: UWA Teaching Relief “Why do organisations shy away from hiring overqualified immigrant applicants?” ($13,198)

2014-2015: UWA Business School Development Award. Chen, Z., Luksyte, A., & Unsworth, K. “Think loud by thinking of your home first: Why and how does nostalgia foster individual creativity?” ($10,000)
2014-2015: BHP Billiton Distinguished Research Award. Luksyte, A., Bauer, T. N., Debus, M., Erdogan, B., & Wu, C. (2014). Understanding overqualified employees: A cross-cultural study of when positive behaviors and attitudes possible ($21,624).
2013-2014: UWA Business School Development Award. Luksyte, A., & Unsworth, K. Is all creativity created equal? Examining types of creativity and their consequences for employment outcomes($13,531).
2012-2013: UWA Business School Development Award. Luksyte, A., & Day, D.V. Why do leaders derail? Exploring and developing leadership overqualification as an explanatory concept ($11,000).
2012-2014: SHRM Foundation grant. Luksyte, A., & Cordery, J. “Overqualification among different demographic groups: Consequences and moderators” ($83,964).
2011-2012: UWA Business School Development Award. Luksyte, A., & Yeo, G. “Releasing the beast:” The interactive effects of presenteeism and demographic dissimilarity on co-worker’s task engagement, helping, and counterproductive work behaviors ($15,000).

Teaching overview

HRMT2237/ HRMT5504 Introduction to Human Resource Management

Research

In the overqualification/underemployment domain, she examines the effects of overqualification on employee performance, voluntary turnover, and well-being as well as processes underlying these linkages and boundary conditions under which overqualified employees are either happy, productive, and loyal to the organization or unhappy, counterproductive, and voluntarily quit their jobs. She also investigates overqualification in different populations (e.g., whether women are more likely than men feel overqualified because of glass ceiling, career disruptions, or whether and why overqualification is more prevalent among immigrants than citizens, etc.).
In the diversity domain, she examines the effects of race, gender, age, and immigrant status on decision-making (e.g., advice taking, performance appraisal, promotion, etc.) and employee performance and well-being.

Keywords

  • Overqualified/ Underemployed Employees And Applicants
  • Person-Environment (Mis)Fit
  • Demographic Diversity, Discrimination, Stereotyping, And Biases In The Workplace
  • Presenteeism And Voluntary Turnover
  • Creativity And Innovation

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Research Output 2009 2019

  • 285 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 19 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Conference paper

Improving organizational newcomers’ creative job performance through creative process engagement: The moderating role of a synergy diversity climate

Richard, O. C., Avery, D. R., Luksyte, A., Boncoeur, O. D. & Spitzmueller, C., 14 Jan 2019, In : Personnel Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Climate
Work Performance
Newcomers
Synergy
Diversity climate
6 Citations (Scopus)
Sex Characteristics
Sexual Behavior
stereotype
evaluation
congruity theory
5 Citations (Scopus)

On the association between perceived overqualification and adaptive behavior

Wu, C. H., Tian, A. W., Luksyte, A. & Spitzmueller, C., 2017, In : Personnel Review. 46, 2, p. 339-354 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychological Adaptation
Motivation
Adaptive behavior
Research
Work behavior
6 Citations (Scopus)

Predictors of effective formal mentoring: Is the mentor’s commitment all that matters?

Rogers, A., Luksyte, A. & Spitzmueller, C., 2016, In : Human Performance. 29, 3, p. 209-225

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mentors
Aptitude
Motivation
Multilevel Analysis
Mentoring

Projects 2012 2020