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Lapierre, Laurent

Lapierre, Laurent

Full Professor
Ian Telfer Professor of Workplace Behaviour and Health
B.Sc. (UdeM), M.A.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (McMaster)
DMS 5129
613-562-5800 x 4914
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Dr. Lapierre's educational background is in industrial-organizational psychology and business administration. His primary research interests are in the areas of occupational health psychology (OHP) and leadership. His OHP research provides insights into how individuals can more easily balance their work and personal lives, and how employees can more easily cope with a mental health challenge (e.g., anxiety, depression). Dr. Lapierre’s work on leadership has focused on relational dynamics between leaders and followers, with particular focus on how followers contribute to the leadership process.

Dr. Lapierre's research has been published in several respected scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, The Leadership Quarterly, and the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. He is past associate editor of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology and of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, and currently serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Business and Psychology. He also sits on the editorial boards of The Leadership Quarterly, the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Occupational Health Science.

Dr. Lapierre is a passionate and committed educator. The University of Ottawa awarded him an Excellence in Education Prize for demonstrating outstanding teaching while maintaining a solid program of research. He provides executive education, and is particularly committed to helping managers and executives develop their interpersonal skills by enabling greater self-awareness.

Laurent M. Lapierre on Google Scholar Citations

Laurent M. Lapierre on ResearchGate

Research Areas
  • Leader-Follower Work Relationships
  • Occupational Health
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Work-family

Publications during the last 7 years


  • Lapierre, L.M. and Carsten, M.K. Followership: What is it and why do people follow?. Emerald Group Publishing, 2014.

Chapters in Books

  • Lapierre, L.M. and McMullan, A.D. A review of methodological and measurement approaches to the study of work and family. In Allen, T.D. and Eby, L.T.. The Oxford Handbook of Work and Family. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Lapierre, L.M. Followership. In Rogelberg, S.G.. Industrial/Organizational Psychology (second edition). Sage, 2015.
  • Lapierre, L.M. Sexual harassment at work. In Rogelberg, S.G.. Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Sage, 2015.
  • Lapierre, L.M. Why and how should subordinates follow their managers?. In Lapierre, L.M. and Carsten, M.K.. Followership: What is it and why do people follow?. Emerald Group Publishing, 2014.

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Lapierre, L.M., Matthews, R.M., Eby, L.T., Truxillo, D.M., Major, D.A. and Johnson, R.E. 2018. Recommended Practices for Academics to Initiate and Manage Research Partnerships with Organizations. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 11(4): 543-581.
  • Van Steenbergen, E., Ybema, J.F. and Lapierre, L.M. 2018. Boundary Management in Action: A Diary Study of Students' School-Home Conflict. International Journal of Stress Management, 25(3): 267-282.
  • McMullan, A.D., Lapierre, L.M. and Li, Y.T. 2018. A qualitative investigation of work-family-supportive coworker behaviors. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 107: 25-41.
  • Lapierre, L.M., Li, Y.T., Kwan, H.K., Greenhaus, J., DiRenzo, M. and Shao, P. 2018. A meta-analytic investigation of the antecedents of work-family enrichment. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39(4): 385-401.
  • Bonaccio, S., Lapierre, L.M. and O'Reilly, J. 2018. Encouraging and Supporting the Disclosure of Mental Health Problems in the Workplace. Organizational Dynamics.
  • Jang, S., Kim, E.S., Cao, C., Allen, T.D., Cooper, C.L., Lapierre, L.M., O'Driscoll, M.P., Sanchez, J.I., Spector, P.E., Poelmans, S.A.Y., Abarca, N., Alexandrova, N., Antoniou, A.-S., Beham, B., Brough, P., Çarikçi, I., Ferreiro, P., Fraile, G., Geurts, S., Kinnunen, U., Lu, C., Lu, L., Moreno-Velázquez, I.F., Pagon, M., Pitariu, H., Salamatov, V., Siu, O.L., Shima, S., Schulmeyer, M.K., Tilleman, K., Widerszal-Bazyl, M. and Woo, J.M. 2017. Measurement Invariance of Life Satisfaction Across 26 Countries. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(4): 560-576.
  • Lapierre, L.M., Van Steenbergen, E., Peeters, M.C.W. and Kluwer, E.S. 2016. Juggling work and family responsibilities when involuntarily working more from home: A multiwave study of financial sales professionals. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37: 804-822.
  • Allen, T.D., Lapierre, L.M., Spector, P.E., Poelmans, S.A.Y., O'Driscoll, M.P., Sanchez, J.I., Cooper, C.L., Walvoord, A.G., Antoniou, A.S., Brough, P., Geurts, S., Kinnunen, U., Pagon, M., Shima, S. and Woo, J.M. 2014. The Link between National Paid Leave Policy and Work-Family Conflict among Married Working Parents. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 63(1): 5-28.
  • Lapierre, L.M., Hammer, L.B., Truxillo, D.M. and Murphy, L.A. 2012. Family Interference with Work and Workplace Cognitive Failure: The Mitigating Role of Recovery Experiences. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 81(2): 227-235.
  • Lapierre, L.M., Bremner, N.L. and McMullan, A.D. 2012. Strength in Numbers: How Employees' Acts of Followership Can Influence their Manager's Charismatic Leadership Behavior. Zeitschrift für Psychologie - Journal of Psychology, 220(4): 251-261.
  • Lapierre, L.M. and Allen, T.D. 2012. Control at Work, Control at Home, and Planning Behavior: Implications for Work-Family Conflict. Journal of Management, 38(5): 1500-1516.
  • Lapierre, L.M., Naidoo, L.J. and Bonaccio, S. 2012. Leaders' Relational Self-Concept and Followers' Task Performance: Implications for Mentoring Provided to Followers. Leadership Quarterly, 23(5): 766-774.
  • Yang, L.Q., Spector, P.E., Sanches, J.I., Allen, T.D., Poelmans, S., Cooper, C.L., Lapierre, L.M., O'Driscoll, M.P., Beham, B., Brough, P., Lu, C., Siu, O.L., Abarca, N., Alexandrova, M., Alexandros-Stamatios, A., Çarikçi, I., Ferreiro, P., Fraile, G., Geurts, S., Kinnunen, U., Lu, L., Moreno-Velázquez, I.F., Pagon, M., Pitariu, H., Salamatov, V., Shima, S., Simoni, A.S., Tilleman, K., Widerszal-Bazyl, M. and Woo, J.M. 2012. Individualism-Collectivism as a Moderator of Work Demands: A Cross-Level and Cross-National Examination. Journal of International Business Studies, 43(4): 424-443.
  • Masuda, A.D., Poelmans, S.A.Y., Allen, T.D., Spector, P.E., Lapierre, L.M. and Cooper, C.L. 2012. Flexible Work Arrangements Availability and Their Relationship with Work-to-Family Conflict, Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions: A Comparison of Three Country Clusters. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 61(1): 1-29.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2018-2023 SSHRC How can managers support and ensure the positive consequences of employees' disclosure of a mental health challenge? R C PI $ 207,576
2016-2018 Telfer School of Management, Partnership Development Grant Program (SSHRC stream), University of Ottawa The Antecedents, Manifestations, and Consequences of Mental Illness Disclosure at Work R I PI $ 50,000
2013-2015 Telfer School of Management Cluster Program, University of Ottawa Executive Presence: In Search of an Elusive Leadership Trait R I Co-PI $ 20,000
2011-2012 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) The Influence of Follower's Behaviour on Leaders' Trust in Followers R I PI $ 2,000
2011-2012 Telfer School of Management (4A SSHRC Program) When do followers voice disagreement with their leaders' decisions and when do leaders react favourably to this disagreement - Study 2 R I PI $ 5,542

*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown

**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown

Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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