Fit, Interests, and Thriving (FIT) Lab
Research on Individual Differences, Person-Environment Fit, Workforce Diversity & Success

Selected Recent Publications



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Journal Articles


Roberts, B. W., Luo, J., Briley, D. A., Chow, P., Su, R., & Hill, P. (2017). A systematic review of personality trait change through intervention. Psychological Bulletin. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1037/bul0000088  pdf

Kossek, E., Su, R., & Wu, L. (2017). “Opting out” or “pushed out”? Integrating perspectives on women’s career equality for gender inclusion and interventions. Journal of Management, 43(1), 228-254.  pdf

Nye, C., Su, R., Rounds, J., & Drasgow, F. (2017). Interest congruence and performance: Revisiting recent meta-analytic findings. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 98, 138-151.  pdf

Su, R., Golubovich, J., Robbins, S. B. (2015). Bridging science and practice: Toward a standard, evidence-based framework of 21st century skills. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 8(2), 289-294.  pdf

Su, R., & Rounds, J. (2015). All STEM fields are not created equal: People and things interests explain gender disparities across STEM fields. Frontiers in Psychology, 6: 189. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00189  pdf

Damian, R. I., Su, R., Shanahan, M., Trautwein, U. & Roberts, B. W. (2015). Can Personality Traits and Intelligence Compensate for Background Disadvantage? Predicting Status Attainment in Adulthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109(3), 473-489.  pdf

Su, R., Tay, L., & Diener, E. (2014). The development and validation of Comprehensive Inventory of Thriving (CIT) and Brief Inventory of Thriving (BIT). Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 6(3), 251-279.  pdf

Rounds, J., & Su, R. (2014). The nature and power of interests. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23(2), 98-103.  pdf

Zell, E., Su. R., ... & Albarracin, D. (2013). Cultural differences in attitudes toward action and inaction: The Role of Dialecticism. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(5), 521-528.  pdf

Nye, C., Su, R., Rounds, J., & Drasgow, F. (2012). Vocational interests and performance: A quantitative summary of over 60 years of research. Perspectives in Psychological Science, 7(4), 384-403.  pdf

Tay, L., Su, R., & Rounds, J. (2011). People-Things and Data-Ideas: Bipolar dimensions? Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58(3), 424-440.  pdf

Einarsdóttir, S., Rounds, J., & Su, R. (2010). Holland in Iceland revisited: Emic approach to evaluating US vocational interest models. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 57(3), 361-367.  pdf

Su, R., Rounds, J., & Armstrong, P. I. (2009). Men and things, women and people: A meta-analysis of sex differences in interests. Psychological Bulletin, 135(6), 859-884.  pdf

Book Chapters


Su, R., & Nye, C. D. (2017). Interests and person-environment fit: A new perspective on workforce readiness and success. In J. Burrus, K. D. Mattern, B. Naemi, & R. D. Roberts (Eds.), Building Better Students: Preparation for the Workforce. New York: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373222.003.0008

Golubovich, J., Su, R., & Robbins, S. B. (2017). Establishing a standards framework and benchmarks for workplace readiness and success: Bridging the education to work divide. In J. Burrus, K. D. Mattern, B. Naemi, & R. D. Roberts (Eds.), Building Better Students: Preparation for the Workforce. New York: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373222.003.0013

Woo, S. E., Keith, M., Su, R., Saef, R., & Parrigon, S. (2017). The curious dynamic between openness and interest in creativity. In G. J. Feist, R. Reiter-Palmon, & J. C. Kaufman (Eds). Handbook of Creativity and Personality Research (pp. 44-63). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781316228036.004

Su, R., Murdock, C. D., & Rounds, J. (2014). Person-environment fit. In Hartung, P., Savickas, M., & Walsh, B. (Eds.), APA Handbook of Career Intervention (pp.81-98). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.  pdf

Su. R., & Rounds, J. (2013). Assessment of vocational interests. In D. R. Strauser (Ed.), Career Development, Employment and Disability: From Theory to Practice (pp. 207-222). New York: Springer.  pdf

Armstrong, P. I., Su, R., & Rounds, J. (2011). Vocational interests: The road less traveled. In T. Chamorro-Premuzic, S. von Stumm, & Furnham, A. (Eds.), Handbook of Individual Differences (pp. 608-631). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.  pdf

Technical Reports


Rounds, J., Su, R., Lewis, P., & Rivkin, D. (2013). Occupational Interest Profiles for New and Emerging Occupations in the O*NET System: Summary. U.S. Department of Labor National O*NET Resource Center.   pdf

Rounds, J., Su, R., Lewis, P., & Rivkin, D. (2012). Occupational Value Profiles for New and Emerging Occupations in the O*NET System: Summary. U.S. Department of Labor National O*NET Resource Center.   pdf

Rounds, J., Su, R., Lewis, P., & Rivkin, D. (2010). O*NET Interest Profiler Short Form Psychometric Characteristics: Summary and Supporting Evidence. U.S. Department of Labor National O*NET Resource Center.   pdf