Research Publications

Shuck's Academic Background | Curriculum Vitae

Not only does Shuck regularly speak on the topics of engagement, leadership, and employee health and wellbeing, he is also an award-winning author and internationally recognized authority on the science of employee engagement and leadership. No one in the United States is more widely published on employee engagement than Dr. Brad Shuck. Lots of people can talk about engagement, but only a handful of people in the world have the expertise to show you the research - the extensive research that they have conducted - about how employee engagement actually happens in practice, how leaders drive engagement, and the impact of both on employee health and wellbeing. The research is clear and in most cases, his name is on it. 


Shuck is a tenured, Associate Profressor at the University of Louisville, an ACC Research 1 University (High Research Activity) representing the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education in the world. 


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Selected Research Articles on Employee Engagement

Shuck, B., Peyton-Roberts, T., Zigarmi, D. (in press). Employee perceptions of the work environment, motivational outlooks, and employee work intentions: An HR practitioner’s dream or nightmare? Advances in Developing Human Resources, 20(2). 


Zigarmi, D., Peyton-Roberts, T., Shuck, B. (in press). Motivation and internal frames of reference: Do we have the wisdom to help employees flourish at work? Advances in Developing Human Resources, 20(2). 


Cumberland, D. M., Shuck, B., Immekus, & Alagaraja, M. (in press). An emergent understanding of influences on managers’ voices in SMEs. Leadership & Organization Developmental Journal.  


Shuck, B., #Osam, K., Zigarmi, D., & Nimon, K. (2017). Definitional and conceptual muddling: Identifying the positionality of employee engagement and defining the construct. Human Resource Development Review, 16, 263-293. doi: 0.1177/1534484317720622 


Shuck, B., Nimon, K., & Zigarmi, D. (2017). Untangling the predictive nomological validity of employee engagement: Decomposing variance in employee engagement using job attitude measures. Group and Organizational Management. 42, 79-112. doi: 10.1177/1059601116642364 


Joo, B., Nimon, K., Zigarmi, D., & Shuck, B. (2017). Work cognition and psychological well-being: The role of cognitive engagement as a partial mediator. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 53, 446-469. doi: 10.1177/0021886316688780 


Shuck, B., Alagaraja, M., Rose, K., Owen, J., #Osam, K., & Bergman, M. (2017). The health-related upside of employee engagement: Exploratory evidence and implications for theory and practice. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 30, 165-178. doi: 10.1002/piq.21246 


Shuck, B., Adelson, J., & Reio, T. (2017). The employee engagement scale: Initial evidence for construct validity and implications for theory and practice. Human Resource Management, 56, 953-977. doi: 10.1002/hrm.21811 


Shuck, B., Collins, J., Diaz, R., & Rocco, T. (2016). Deconstructing the privilege and power of employee engagement: Issues of inequality for management and human resource development. Human Resource Development Review, 15, 208-229. doi: 10.1177/1534484316643904 


Shuck, B., Owen, J., #Manthos, M., #Keller, B., #Quirk, K., & Rhoades, G. (2016). Co-Workers with benefits: The influence of commitment uncertainty and status on employee engagement in workplace relationships. Journal of Management Development, 35(3), 382-393. doi: 10.1108/JMD-02-2015-0014  


Nimon, K., Shuck, B., & Zigarmi, D. (2016). Construct overlap between employee engagement and job satisfaction: A function of semantic equivalence? Journal of Happiness Studies, 17(3), 1149-1171. doi: 10.1007/s10902-015-9636-6  


Shuck. B., Zigarmi, D., Owen, J. (2015). Psychological needs, employee engagement, and work intentions: A Bayesian multi-measurement mediation approach and implications for HRD. European Journal of Training and Development, 39, 2-21. doi: 10.1108/EJTD-08-2014-0061  


Alagaraja, M., Shuck, B. (2015). Exploring linkages between organizational alignment, employee engagement, and impact on individual performance: A conceptual model. Human Resource Development Review, 14, 17-37. doi: 10.1177/1534484314549455 


Shuck, B., #Twyford, D., Reio, T. G., Shuck. A. (2014). Human resource development practices and employee engagement: Examining the connection with employee turnover intentions. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 25, 239-270. doi: 10.1002/hrdq.21190


Shuck, B., & Rose, K. (2013). Reframing employee engagement within the context of meaning and purpose: Implications for HRD. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 15, 341-355. doi: 10.1177/1523422313503235  


Shuck, B., & Reio, T. (2013). Employee engagement and wellbeing: A moderation model and implications for practice. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. 21, 43-58. doi: 10.1177/1548051813494240 


Shuck, A., Shuck, B., & Reio, T. (2013). Emotional labor & performance in the field of child life: Initial model exploration & implications for practice. Children’s Health Care. 42, 168-190. doi: 10.1080/02739615.2013.766116 


Shuck, B., Ghosh, R., Zigarmi, D., & Nimon K. (2013). The jingle jangle of employee engagement: Further exploration of the emerging construct & implications for workplace learning and performance. Human Resource Development Review, 12, 11-35. doi:10.1177/1534484312463921 


Shuck, B., & Herd, A. (2012). Employee engagement and leadership: Exploring the convergence of two frameworks and implications for leadership development in HRD. Human Resource Development Review, 11, 156-181. doi: 10.1177/1534484312438211


Shuck, B., & Reio, T. (2011). The employee engagement landscape and HRD: How do we link theory and scholarship to current practice? Advances in Developing Human Resources, 13, 419-428. doi: 10.1177/1523422311431153  


Wollard, K. K., & Shuck, B. (2011). Antecedents to employee engagement: A structured review of the literature. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 13, 429-446. doi: 10.1177/1523422311431220 


Shuck, B., & Reio, T., & Rocco, T. (2011). Employee engagement: An examination of antecedent and outcome variables. Human Resource Development International, 14, 427-445. doi: 10.1080/13678868.2011.601587


Shuck, B. (2011). Four emerging perspectives of employee engagement: An integrative literature review. Human Resource Development Review, 10, 304-328. doi: 10.1177/1534484311410840


Shuck, B., Rocco, T., & Albornoz, C. (2011). Exploring employee engagement from the employee perspective: Implications for HRD. Journal of European Industrial Training 35, 300-325. doi: 10.1108/03090591111128306 


Shuck, B., & Wollard, K. (2010). Employee engagement and HRD: A seminal review of the foundations. Human Resource Development Review, 9, 89-110. doi: 10.1177/1534484309353560 


Shuck, B. (2013). Invited reaction: The relationship between work engagement and performance: A review of empirical literature and a proposed research agenda. Human Resource Development Review, 12, 277-283. doi:10.1177/1534484312470804 


Shuck, B., & Wollard, K. (2008). Employee engagement: Motivating and connecting with tomorrow’s workforce. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 22(1), 48-53. doi: 10.1002/nha3.10299     

Current Resume | Curriculum Vitae

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