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Lillian Eby

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Professor, Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program
Director, ECHO (Enhancing Connections and Health in Organization) Lab:

Lab Website:


Professional Positions

Professor, Department of Psychology

Director, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research (



Ph.D. University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1996


Research Interests

My research interests include employee health and well-being, with a particular emphasis on relationships inside and outside of work.


Recent Publications

Books and Other Editorial Work

Allen, T. D. & Eby, L. T. (2016). The Oxford handbook of work and family. Oxford University Press.

Eby, L. T. & Allen, T. D. (2012). Personal relationships: The effect on employee attitudes, behavior, and well-being. SIOP Frontiers Series, Taylor-Francis/Routledge Press.

Eby, L. T. & Allen, T. D. (Guest editors, April 2008). Bridging disciplinary divides in mentoring research. Special issue of the Journal of Vocational Behavior.

Allen, T. D. & Eby, L. T. (2007). Blackwell handbook of mentoring: A multiple perspectives approach. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.


Selected Journal Publications (students indicated by *)

Eby, L. T., Allen, T. D., *Conley, K., *Williamson, R., *Henderson, T., & *Mancini, V. (under review). Mindfulness-based training interventions for employees: A qualitative review of the literature.Human Resource Management Review (Special Issue on Training).

Allen, T. D., Eby, L. T., Chao, G., & Bauer, T. (in press). Celebrating five decades of research: A review of organizational socialization and mentoring. Journal of Applied Psychology (invited contribution).

Allen, T. D., Eby, L. T., *Conley, K., *Williamson, R., *Mancini, V., & *Mitchell, M. (2015). What do we really know about the effects of mindfulness-based training in the workplace? Industrial and Organizational Psychology Perspectives, 8, 652-661.

*Mitchell, M. E., Eby, L. T. & Ragins, B. R. (2015). My mentor, my self: Antecedents and outcomes of perceived similarity in mentoring relationships. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 89, 1-9.

Eby, L. T., Butts, M. M., Hoffman, B. J., & *Sauer, J. B. (2015). Cross-lagged relations between mentoring received from supervisors and employee OCBs: Disentangling causal direction and identifying boundary conditions. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 1275-1285.

Eby, L. T., Laschober, T. C., & *Curtis, S. L. (2014). Substance abuse-specific knowledge transfer or loss? Treatment program turnover versus professional turnover among substance abuse clinicians. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 33, 243-252. doi: 10.1080/10550887.2014.950022.

*Spell, H. B., Eby, L. T., & Vandenberg, R. J. (2014). Developmental climate: A cross-level analysis of voluntary turnover and job performance: A cross-level investigation. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 84, 283-292.  doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2014.02.001

Eby, L. T., & Laschober, T. C. (2014). Clinicians’ perceptions of implementation extensiveness of 100% tobacco-free practices: A longitudinal study of New York State. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 41, 50-63.

Eby, L. T. & Laschober, T. C. (2013). A quasi-experimental study examining New York State’s tobacco-free regulation: Effects on clinical practice behaviors. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 132, 158-164.

Eby, L. T., Allen, T. D, Hoffman, B. J., *Baranik, L. E., *Sauer, J. B., *Baldwin, S., *Morrison, M. A., *Kinkade, K. M., *Maher, C. P., *Curtis, S., & *Evans, S. C. (2013). An interdisciplinary meta-analysis of the potential antecedents, correlates, and consequences of protégé perceptions of mentoring. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 441-476.

Butts, M. M., Hurst, C. M., & Eby, L. T. (2013). Supervisor health and safety support: Scale development and validation. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 18, 97-118.

Laschober, T. C., Eby, L. T., & *Kinkade, K. (2013). Mentoring support from clinical supervisors: Mentor motives and associations with counselor work-to-nonwork conflict. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 44, 186-192.


Professional Activities

Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Psychology (2014-2020)

Associate Editor, Personnel Psychology (2007-2010)

Editorial Board: Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology

Permanent Member, National Institute of Health, Office of Extramural Research. Study Section NIDA-F, Health Services Research Subcommittee. Bethesda, Maryland (2007-2010)

Permanent Member, National Institutes of Health, health Services Organization and Delivery (HSOD) Study Section. Bethesda, Maryland (2012-2016)

Articles Featuring Lillian Eby
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 4:50pm

Congratulations to Dr. Lillian Eby, who was recently named a Fellow of the Academy of Management (AOM)! The Fellows Group recognizes and honors AOM members who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management…

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 12:02pm

Dr. Lillian Eby, a professor of psychology and director of the University of Georgia Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, has been named UGA’s 2020 recipient of the Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award. Congratulations!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:51am

Big THANK YOUs out to our great Psychology faculty for going out of their way to make sure our students receive the very best teaching, training, and development…

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