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Chris J. Sablynski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Contact

Phone: 209.946.7761
Email: csablynski@pacific.edu

Education

University of Washington, Ph.D.

San Francisco State University, M.S.

University of Florida, B.S.

Curriculum Vitae 

Chris J. Sablynski, Ph.D. is a tenured Associate Professor of Management in the Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington's Foster School of Business, a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University, and a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Management) from the Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida.

Chris has 16 peer-reviewed journal publications including several in such "A level" journals as Academy of Management Journal (two publications), Personnel Psychology, and Organizational Research Methods. He has also published in widely regarded journals such as the Journal of Vocational Behavior (two publications), Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Managerial Psychology, and several others. He has several conference proceedings and has presented his research locally, nationally, and internationally. His research has been highlighted in such publications as The Economist, Time Magazine, and by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

In addition to publishing his research, Chris loves teaching here in the ESB. He has received several awards for his teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. These awards include the Graduating Seniors Faculty Recognition Award (2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015), and the MBA Faculty Recognition Award (2014). Prior to arriving at Pacific, he also received teaching awards at Sacramento State University's College of Business Administration (2004-2005, 2006-2007), and the University of Washington's Ph.D. Program Teaching Award (2001).

Dr. Sablynski currently teaches such ESB courses as BUSI 109 (Management and Organizational Behavior), BUSI 134 (Conflict Management), BUSI 170 (Human Resource Management), BUSI 175 (Leadership and Change), BUSI 270 (Human Resource Management - Graduate course), and BUSI 279 (Leadership - Graduate Course).

Chris has over 25 years of experience in the fields of executive development, management training, human resource management, commercial credit, and finance as an employee or contractor in such organizations as Microsoft, Hay Group - Management Consultants, First Deposit Bank, Dun & Bradstreet, Summerbridge National, Hofstra University and Chase Manhattan Bank.

 

EBERHARDT SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Leadership and Change (B.S.)
Human Resource Management (B.S.)
Leadership (MBA)
Conflict Management (B.S.)
Management and Organizational Behavior (B.S.)
Human Resources (MBA)

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Managing for Organizational Effectiveness
Motivation and Performance
Teaching Effectiveness Seminar

 

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

  • Seal, C.R., Hargis, J., Killick, L., McNair, D.E., Sablynski, C.J., Sun, H. Kitchen, D. Carbonatto, G. Yao, Y. (2013). Celebrate teaching and learning: A SoTL symposium at the University of the Pacific. MountainRise: The International Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v.8, 1-40.
  • Wheeler, A.R., Harris, K.J. & Sablynski, C.J. (2012). How do employees invest abundant resources? The mediating role of work effort in the job embeddedness - performance relationship. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, p. e244-e266.
  • Wright, C.W., Sablynski, C.J., Manson, T. & Oshiro, S. (2012). Why are manhole covers round? A laboratory study of reactions to puzzle interviews. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 11, p. 2834-2857.
  • Kuroyama, J., Wright, C.W., Manson, T.M., & Sablynski, C.J. (2010). The effect of warning against faking on biodata test outcomes: A field study of bus operator applicants. Applied HRM Research, 12, 1, p. 59-74.
  • Burton, J.P., Holtom, B.C., Sablynski, C.J., Mitchell, T.R., & Lee, T.W. (2010). The buffering effects of job embeddedness on negative shocks. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 76, p. 42-51.
  • Sekiguchi, T., Burton, J.P., & Sablynski, C.J. (2008). The role of job embeddedness on employee performance: The interactive effects with leader-member exchange and organization-based self-esteem. Personnel Psychology, 61, 761-792.
  • Wright, C.W. & Sablynski, C.J. (2008). Procedural justice, mood, and pro-social personality influence on organizational citizenship behavior. North American Journal of Psychology, 10, 297-412.
  • Burton, J.P., Sablynski, C.J., & Sekiguchi, T. (2008). Linking justice, performance, and citizenship via leader-member exchange. Journal of Business and Psychology, 23, 51-61.
  • Honer, J., Wright, C.W., & Sablynski (2007). Puzzle interviews: What are they and what do they measure? Applied HRM Research, 11, 79-96.
  • Wheeler, A.R., Brouer, R., Gallagher, V., & Sablynski, C.J., (2007). When P-O (mis)fit and (dis)satisfaction lead to turnover: The moderating role of perceived job mobility. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 22, 203-219.
  • Wheeler, A.R., Tokman, M., Richey, R.G., & Sablynski, C.J. (2006). Retaining employees for service competency: The role of corporate brand identity. Journal of Brand Management, 14, 96-113.
  • Legorreta, L., Kelley, C., & Sablynski, C.J. (2006). Linking faculty development to the business school's mission. Journal of Education for Business, 82, 3-10.
  • James, L.R., McIntyre, M.D., Glisson, C.A., Green, P.D., Patton, T.W., LeBreton, J.M., Sablynski, C.J., Mitchell, T.R., & Williams, L.J. (2005). Conditional reasoning: An efficient, indirect method for assessing aggression. Organizational Research Methods, 8: 69-99.
  • Lee, T.W., Mitchell, T.R., Sablynski, C.J, Burton, J.P. & Holtom, B. (2004). The effects of job embeddedness on organizational citizenship, volitional absences and voluntary turnover. Academy of Management Journal, 47: 711-722.
  • Mitchell, T.R., Holtom, B.C., Lee, T.W., Sablynski, C.J., & Erez, M. (2001). Why people stay: Using job embeddedness to predict voluntary turnover. Academy of Management Journal, 44: 1102-1121.
  • Lee, T.W., Mitchell, T.R., & Sablynski, C. J. (1999). Qualitative research in organizational and vocational psychology, 1979-1999. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 55, 161-187.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • Sablynski, C.J. (2014). Job embeddedness and enthusiastic stayers: Management consulting strategies for employee retention. Paper presented at the 2014 Academy of Management annual conference, Philadelphia, PA, August. Published in the 2014 Proceedings of the Academy of Management Conference - Management Consulting Division.
  • Wheeler, A.R. & Sablynski, C.J. (2011). I am embedded, please get me out of here: The moderating role of embeddedness on the emotional exhaustion - turnover relationship. Paper presented at the 2011 Southern Management Association annual conference, Savannah, GA, November. Published in the 2011 Proceedings of the Southern Management Association - Organizational Behavior Division.
  • Wheeler, A.R., Harris, K.J. & Sablynski, C.J. (2010). Investing abundant resources through work effort in the job embeddedness-performance relationship. Paper presented at the 2010 Academy of Management annual conference, Montreal, Canada, August. Published in the 2010 Proceedings of the Academy of Management Conference - Organizational Behavior Division.
  • Kelley, C.A., Legorreta, L., & Sablynski, C.J. (2005). Linking faculty development to college goals and student learning outcomes. Paper presented at the Published in the 2005 Proceedings of the Marketing Educators' Association annual conference, La Jolla, CA.
  • Yao, X., Mitchell, T.R., Lee, T.W., Burton, J.P., Holtom, B.C., & Sablynski, C.J. Job Embeddedness: Construct comparison and methodological issues. 2002 Hawaii International Conference on Business. Published in the Proceedings.

EDITED BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Yao, X., Lee, T.W., Mitchell, T.R., Burton, J.P., & Sablynski, C.J. (2003) Job embeddedness: Current research and future directions. In R. Griffeth and P. Hom's (Eds.), Innovative Theory and Empirical Research on Employee Turnover, 153-187. Greenwich, CT: Information Age.
  • Sablynski, C.J., Lee, T.W., Mitchell, T.R., Burton, J.P., & Holtom, B. (2002). Turnover: An integration of Lee and Mitchell's unfolding model and job embeddedness construct with Hulin's withdrawal construct. In J. Brett & F. Drasgow (Eds.), Psychology of work: Theoretically based empirical research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Sablynski, C.J. and Wright, C.W. Let's make a deal: Idiosyncratic deals and job embeddedness. Paper presented at the 2015 Western Psychological Association annual conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Sablynski, C.J., Wright, C.W., & Takagaki, L. Focused retention efforts: Age differences in job embeddedness. Paper presented at the 2015 Western Psychological Association annual conference. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Job embeddedness and enthusiastic stayers: management consulting strategies for employee retention. Paper presented at the 2014 Academy of Management annual conference, Philadelphia, PA, August.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Reluctant stayers: An examination of organizational and community job embeddedness. Paper presented at the 2014 International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France, July.
  • Tooch, E., Wright, C.W., & Sablynski, C.J. Social network "personality" impacts employee selection decisions. Paper presented at the 2014 Association for Psychological Science annual conference, SF, CA, May.
  • Tooch, E., Wright, C.W., & Sablynski, C.J. The impact of social network personality on employee selection decisions. Paper presented at the 2013 Western Psychological Association's annual conference, Reno, NV, April.
  • Sablynski, C.J. & Wright, C.W. The effect of job embeddedness and stress on turnover intentions. Paper presented at the 2012 Western Psychological Association's annual conference, San Francisco, CA, April.
  • Sablynski, C.J., Brock, S., Daley, B.P, Fusco, C., Hixson, J., & Wojda, S. Help! I'm stuck! Exploring the downside of job embeddedness. Paper presented at the 2012 Western Psychological Association's annual conference, San Francisco, CA, April.
  • Sablynski, C.J. & Wright, C.W. Developing employer branding strategies through a job embeddedness framework. Paper presented at the 2012 Western Academy of Management annual conference, La Jolla, CA, March.
  • Sablynski, C.J., Naumann, S., & Seal, C. (Organizer and Presenter). Incorporating a team activity into university-wide learning goals via the Pacific Production Game. Professional Development Workshop presented at the 2011 Academy of Management annual conference, San Antonio, TX, August.
  • Sablynski, C.J. & Wright, C.W. The relationship between job embeddedness, organizational culture and organizational politics. Paper presented at the 2011 Western Psychological Association annual conference, Los Angeles, CA, April. Note: I was also the Chair of this session.
  • Sablynski, C.J. (Organizer & Presenter along with over 12 colleagues). Business school centers: Best practices and lessons learned in their start-up, development, maintenance, and reinvigoration. Professional Development Workshop presented at the 2010 Academy of Management annual conference, Montreal, Canada, August.
  • Sablynski, C.J. The role of emotional intelligence in public sector leadership development. Paper presented at the 2010 International Association for Chinese Management Research conference, Shanghai, China, June.
  • Sablynski, C.J., Wright, C.W., Galli, B. The interactive effects of job embeddedness and mentoring on turnover. Paper presented at the 2010 Western Psychological Association annual conference, Cancun, Mexico, April.
  • Wheeler, A.R., Halbesleben, J.R.B., & Sablynski, C.J. The moderating role of POPS in the job embeddedness-job performance relationship. Paper presented at the 2008 Academy of Management annual conference, Anaheim, CA, August.
  • Sekiguchi, T., Burton, J.P., & Sablynski, C.J. The interactive effects of job embeddedness, LMX and organization-based self-esteem on productivity. Paper presented at the 2007 Academy of Management annual conference, Philadelphia, PA, August.
  • Brouer, R.L., Gallagher, V.C., & Sablynski, C.J. Effects of politics and fit on job satisfaction: The role of political skill as a moderator. Paper presented at the 2007 Academy of Management annual conference, Philadelphia, PA, August.
  • Wheeler, A.R., Brouer, R.L., Gallagher, V.C., & Sablynski, C.J. Outcomes of multidimensional misfit: An empirical test of theoretical model. Paper presented at the 2007 Academy of Management annual conference, Philadelphia, PA, August.
  • Hernez-Broome, G.R. (Chair), Sablynski, C.J., Smith, A.E., Capin, M., Chen, P.Y., Wilson, C.L., Huang, Y.H.E., Cook, K.W., Wright, C.W. Let's focus on focus groups: Best practices and case studies. Practice forum presented at the 2007 Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, NY, NY, April.
  • Huang, Y.H.E., Chen, P.Y., Chen, J.C., DeArmond, S., Cigularov, K. & Sablynski, C.J. Safety climate and shift work on injury: A multi-level analysis. Paper presented at the 2007 Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, NY, NY, April.
  • Wright, C.W., Sablynski, C.J., Oshiro, S., Velez, P., & Huang, Y.H.E. Why are manhole covers round? Applicant reactions to puzzle interviews. Paper presented at the 2007 American Psychological Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, August.
  • Huang, Y.H.E, Chen, P., DeArmond, S., & Sablynski, C.J. Financial executives' perceptions of workplace safety: A comparison between mid-size and large-size companies. Paper presented at the 2007 XIIIth European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden, May.
  • Wright, C.W. & Sablynski, C.J. Effects of procedural justice and mood on citizenship behavior. Paper presented at the 2007 Western Psychological Association annual conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May.
  • Sablynski, C.J., Wright, C.W., & Burton, J.P. Exploring personality correlates of job embeddedness: Who gets embedded? Presented at the 2006 Western Psychological Association annual conference, Palm Springs, CA, April.
  • Honer, J., Wright, C.W., & Sablynski, C.J. The structured puzzle interview: Measurement and utility issues. Presented at the 2006 Western Psychological Association annual conference, Palm Springs, CA, April.
  • LeBreton, J.M., James, L.R., Frost, B., Ko, C.H.E., Minton, M., Sablynski, C.J., Mitchell, T.R., & Hanges, P.J. Bringing the implicit personality into I-O psychology. Presented at the 2006 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX, May.
  • Wheeler, A.R., Sablynski, C.J., Harris, K., Thomas, C., & O'Neill, B. Knowledge, action and the public concern in the undergraduate classroom: Using HR research to develop the HR managers of tomorrow. Professional Development Workshop to be presented at the 2006 Academy of Management annual conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Sablynski, C.J., Wright, C.W., & Wheeler, A.R. Consulting strategies for employee retention: The role of effective human resource management and job embeddedness. Paper presented at the 2005 Academy of Management annual conference, Honolulu, HI.
  • Wheeler, A.R., Richey, R.G., Tokman, M. & Sablynski, C.J. The influence of personality and organizational culture on perceptions of organizational brand image: Antecedents to employee retention. Paper presented at the 2005 Southern Management Association annual conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Burton, J.P. & Sablynski, C.J, & Sekeguchi, T. Linking justice, performance and citizenship via leader-member exchange. Paper presented at the 2004 Academy of Management annual conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Sablynski, C.J. & Wright, C.W. Creating actionable knowledge: Deploying employer branding strategies. Paper presented at the 2004 Academy of Management annual conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Sablynski, C.J. The role of mentoring in the development of job embeddedness. An abstract of this paper was accepted by the 2004 International Western Academy of Management annual conference, Shanghai, China.
  • Sablynski, C.J., Mitchell, T.R., & Lee, T.W. Third-party observers of workplace bullying: Causal attributions, anxiety, and avoidance. Paper presented at the 2003 Academy of Management annual conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Hamill, L., Sablynski, C.J., & Suckow, K. "The Deal" at Microsoft: Implications for Employer Branding. Presented at the 2003 Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology annual conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Trust, support, and attractiveness: Potential employees' perceptions of employment branding strategies. An abstract of this paper was presented at the 2003 Western Psychological Association annual conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Sablynski, C.J., Harris, J. & Esseln, D. Transformational leadership and job embeddedness: Implications for employee attachment. An abstract of this paper was presented at the 2003 Western Psychological Association annual conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Social effects of destructive leadership. Showcase Symposium, Presented at the 2002 Academy of Management annual conference, Denver, CO.
  • Lee, T.W., Mitchell, T.R., Sablynski, C.J., Burton, J.P., & Holtom, B.C. Job embeddedness: A replication and extension. Paper presented at the annual 2002 Academy of Management annual conference, Denver, CO.
  • Sablynski, C.J, Mitchell, T.R., James, L., & McIntyre, M. Identifying aggressive individuals via conditional reasoning: An experimental study. Paper presented at the 2001 Academy of Management annual conference, Washington, DC.
  • Lee, T.W., Mitchell, T.R., Holtom, B., Erez, M., & Sablynski, C.J. The retention of employees: The role of embeddedness. Paper presented at the 1999 Academy of Management annual conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Sablynski, C.J. & Lau, W.K. Perceived fairness and coping with organizational change: A correlational study. Paper presented at the 1997 Western Psychological Association, annual convention, Seattle, WA.
  • Taylor, S., Lau, W.K., & Sablynski, C.J. Benchmarking Dilbert: Themes and implications of workplace humor. Paper presented at the 1997 Western Psychological Association, Annual convention, Seattle, WA.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Examining environmental variables across differing organizational prototypes: A diagnostic study. Symposium presented at the 1996 Western Psychological Association, annual convention, San Jose, CA.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Expressions of anger: The influence of personality and individual perceptions. Paper presented at the 1996 Western Psychological Association, annual convention, San Jose, CA.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Sablynski, C.J. Building Leadership Effectiveness. Presented for the Westgate Center for Leadership and Management Development, Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific, May, 2014.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Building a Service Culture & Organizational Culture Change. Presented to executives at a large health care provider, Sacramento, CA, April 2014.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Leadership. Presented to managers of the Bay Area Assessors Association Leader Academy, Stockton, CA, July/August 2013.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Organizational Change. Presented to managers of the Bay Area Assessors Association Leader Academy, Stockton, CA, July/August 2013.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Organizational Culture Change. Presented to executives at a large health care provider, Sacramento, CA, April 2013.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Organizational Structure & Strategy. Presented to executives at Aerojet Corporation, Sacramento, CA, February, 2012.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Building Leadership Effectiveness. Presented for the Westgate Center for Leadership and Management Development, Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific, May, 2011.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Management Fundamentals. Presented for the Global Center of Social Entrepreneurship, University of the Pacific, March 2011.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Negotiation strategies. Presented to managers in the Franchise Tax Board's Management Development Program, Sacramento, CA, January, 2011.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Change management. Presented to senior managers within Employment Development Department, Sacramento, CA, February 2010 (Part 1) & August, 2010 (Part 2)
  • Sablynski, C.J. Delegation skills. Presented to Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, University of the Pacific, April, 2010.
  • Wright, C.W. & Sablynski, C.J. New advances in job embeddedness and job engagement. Presented at the Western Region Intergovernmental Personnel Assessment Council, Santa Rosa, CA, September, 2010.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Selection, interviews, retention, and job embeddedness. Presented at the UC Davis Health Systems HR meeting, December, 2009.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Job embeddedness. Presented at the Compensation and Benefits Association of Sacramento, November, 2009.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Transformational leadership. Presented at the Employment Development Department, June, 2008.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Effective listening. Presented at the California Department of Rehabilitation, June, 2008
  • Sablynski, C.J., Davis, H., & Levin, F. Keys to an effective interview. Presented at the Sacramento Employers Advisory Council, Sacramento, CA, September 2007.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Building a world-class management team. Presented at the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA), Sacramento, CA, June 2006.
  • Wright, C.W. & Sablynski, C.J. Puzzle interviews: Convergent validity and applicant reaction data. Personnel Testing Council of Northern California 2006 Conference, Berkeley, CA, March 2006.
  • Sablynski, C.J. & Wright, C.W. Employee performance evaluations. Presented at the Sacramento Area Employers Advisory Council monthly meeting, Sacramento, CA, June 2005.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Building a world-class management team. Presented at the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA), Sacramento, CA, June 2005.
  • Sablynski, C.J. & Wright, C.W. Examining the correlates of job embeddedness: Implications for selection. Presented at the Personnel Testing Council of Northern California 2005 Conference, Folsom, CA, April 2005.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Advances in employee recruitment, selection and retention. Presented at the Sacramento Area Employers Advisory Council Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA. June 2004.
  • Sablynski, C.J. Identifying aggressive individuals via conditional reasoning. Presented at the Sacramento County Bar Association monthly meeting. November 2003.
  • Wright, C.W. & Sablynski, C.J. Applicant perceptions of puzzle interview fairness. Presented at the Personnel Testing Council of Northern California 2004 Conference, Emeryville, CA
  • Sablynski, C.J. Resistance to organizational change: Inputs & outcomes. Presentation at the San Francisco State University's Center for Global Competitiveness, 2nd Annual Workshop, "Managerial and leadership changes for improved competitiveness", 1996, San Francisco, CA.