Assistant Professor
  • BA Dartmouth College (USA)
  • MSc Lund University (Sweden)
  • MA Bowling Green State University (USA)
  • PhD Bowling Green State University

Dr. Alexandra A. Henderson is an Assistant Professor of Management at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi. She holds degrees from Dartmouth College (BA), Lund University (MSc), and Bowling Green State University (MA/PhD). Dr. Henderson’s work appears in leading journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business and Psychology, and Stress and Health. Her work has also been presented at a variety of conferences, including Academy of Management (AOM), Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and Work, Stress, and Health (WSH). Her research is focused on occupational health, diversity/inclusion, and leadership. She has consulting experience in job analysis, leadership development, and psychological skills training. She currently serves on the College of Business’ Student Affairs Committee.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF2-2-015


971 2 599 3436

Teaching Areas

Business Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Staffing (Recruitment and Selection)

Research and Professional Activities

  • Occupational Health (mistreatment, recovery, resilience, health & well-being)
  • Diversity & Inclusion (weight, health, gender)
  • Leadership
Selected publications:
  • Henderson, A. A., & Jeong, S. S. (2021). Political affiliation dissimilarity: Exploring lone affiliate employees' work attitudes and experiences. Stress and Health.
  • Martin, S. L., Klimoski, R. J., & Henderson, A. A. (2021). The impact of proficiency, adaptivity and proactivity on dimensions of service quality. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness.
  • Henderson, A. A., Matthews, R. A., McKersie, S. J., & Whitman, M. V. (2021). The influence of supervisor body weight on subordinates’ perceptions of exchange relationships and reciprocal behavior. Journal of Business and Psychology.
  • Henderson, A. A., & Horan, K. A. (2021). A meta-analysis of sleep and work performance: An examination of moderators and mediators. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 42, 1-19.
  • Henderson, A. A., Foster, G. C., Matthews, R. A., & Zickar, M. J. (2020). A psychometric assessment of OCB: Clarifying the distinction between OCB and CWB and developing a revised measure. Journal of Business and Psychology, 35, 697–712.
  • Atkinson, T. P., Matthews, R. A., Henderson, A. A., & Spitzmueller, C. (2018). Reactions to psychological contract breaches and organizational citizenship behaviors: An experimental manipulation of severity. Stress and Health, 34(3), 391-402.
  • Ritter, K. J., Matthews, R. A., Ford, M. T., & Henderson, A. A. (2016). Understanding role stressors and job satisfaction over time using adaptation theory. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(12), 1655-1669.

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