Charlotte Fritz, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Dr. Charlotte Fritz is an Assistant Professor in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Portland State University. She graduated with her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Braunschweig, Germany, in 2005. She then held a position as Assistant Professor in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Bowling Green State University from 2005 to 2009.
In her research she has examined relationships between job stress and unwinding from work on one hand and employee well-being and performance on the other hand. In addition, she has conducted research predictors and outcomes of proactive work behaviors. She is further interested in topics related to occupational health such as interruptions at work, physical indicators of job strain, and work-family conflict.
Courses to Teach
PSY 362 Organizational Psychology
- Fritz, C., Ellis, A. M., Demsky, C. A., Lin, B. C., & Guros, F. (in press). Embracing work breaks: Recovering from work stress. Organizational Dynamics.
- Lin, B. C., Kain, J. M., & Fritz, C. (in press). Don't interrupt me! An examination of the relationship between intrusions at work and employee strain. International Journal of Stress Management.
- Park, Y., Fritz, C., Jex, S. M. (2011). Relationships between work-home segmentation and psychological detachment from work: The role of communication technology use at home. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 16, 457-467.
- Fritz, C., Lam., C. F., Spreitzer, G. M. (2011). It's the little things that matter: An examination of knowledge workers' energy management. Academy of Management Perspectives.
- Fritz, C., Sonnentag, S., Spector, S., & McInroe, J. (2010). Recovery from work: Relationships between off-work experiences and affect at work. Journal of Organizational Behavior.
- Fritz, C., Yankelevich, M., Zarubin, A., & Barger, P. (2010). Happy, healthy, and productive: The role of psychological detavhment from work during nonwork time. Journal of Applied Psychology.
- Ohly, S. & Fritz, C. (2010). Work characteristics, challenge appraisal, creativity, and proactive behavior: A multi-level study. Journal of Organizational Behavior.
- Sonnentag, S., Kuttler, I., & Fritz, C. (2010). Job stressors, emotional exhaustion, and need for recovery: A multi-source study on the benefits of psychological detachment. Journal of Vocational Behavior.
- Fritz, C. & Sonnentag, S. (2009). Antecedents of day-level proactive behavior: A look at job stressors and positive affect experienced during the workday. Journal of Management, 35, 94-111.
- Ohly, S. & Fritz, C. (2007). Challenging the status quo: What motivates proactive behavior? Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 80, 623-629.
- Sonnentag, S. & Fritz, C. (2007). The Recovery Experience Questionnaire: Development and validation of a measure for assessing recuperation and unwinding from work. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 12, 204-221.
- Fritz, C. & Sonnentag, S. (2006). Recovery, well-being, and performance-related outcomes: The role of workload and vacation experiences. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 936-945.
- Fritz, C. & Sonnentag, S. (2005). Recovery, well-being and job performance: Effects of weekend experiences. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 10, 187-199.
- Spreitzer, G., Lam, C. F., & Fritz, C. (2010). Engagement and human thriving: Complementary perspectives on energy and connections to work. In A. Bakker & M. Leiter (Eds.), Work engagement: Recent developments in theory and research.
- Sonnentag, S. & Fritz, C. (2010). Work and life. The relationship between work and walks of life outside work from the perspective of the work psychology. In U. K Kleinbeck. Schmidt (Eds.), Encyclopedia of psychology (volume work psychology, pp. 669-704).
- Sonnentag, S. & Fritz, C. (2006). Endocrinological processes associated with job stress: Catecholamine and cortisol responses to acute and chronic stressors. In P. L. Perrewé, & D. C. Ganster (Eds.), Research in Occupational Stress and Well Being: Employee health, coping, and methodologies, pp. 1-60.