Associate Professor

2017, PhD, Bowling Green State University


Dr. Alexandra A. Henderson is an Associate 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 Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Managerial Psychology, and Stress and Health. Her work has also been presented at a variety of conferences, including the Academy of Management (AOM), Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and Work, Stress, and Health (WSH) conferences. Her primary research area is organizational psychology, with specializations in occupational health psychology and leadership. She has consulting experience in job analysis, leadership development, and psychological skills training.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF2.2.015


+971 2 599 3436

Teaching Areas

Organizational Psychology, Occupational Health Psychology, Leadership

Research and Professional Activities

Henderson, A. A., & Matthews, R. A. (2023). A temporal investigation of experienced incivility and perpetrated counterproductive work behavior (CWB). Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Henderson, A. A., Matthews, R. A., & Ford, M. T. (2023). The temporal dynamics between work stressors and health behaviors. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 101(12), 1655–1669.

Henderson, A. A., & Smith, C. E. (2022). When does presenteeism harm productivity the most? Employee motives as a key moderator of the presenteeism-productivity relationship. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 37(6), 513-526.

Henderson, A. A., & Jeong, S. S. (2022). Political affiliation dissimilarity: Exploring lone affiliate employees' work attitudes and experiences. Stress and Health, 38(2), 249-260.

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), 1-19.

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.