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Lapierre, Laurent

Lapierre, Laurent

Ian Telfer Professor of Workplace Behaviour and Health
Full Professor
B.Sc. (UdeM), M.A.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (McMaster)
DMS 5129
613-562-5800 x 4914
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Research Areas
  • Leader-Follower Work Relationships
  • Occupational Health
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Work-family


Dr. Lapierre's educational background is in industrial-organizational psychology and business administration. His research focuses mainly on two topics: Work-family conflict and leadership. Work-family conflict refers to the incompatibility between one's work and family obligations, which is related to a host of problems, such as poor employee health, dissatisfaction at work and at home, poor job performance, as well as increased absenteeism and turnover. His work has revealed that the organization, the immediate manager, coworkers, the employee, and the employee's family can each play a significant role in reducing work-family conflict. He has identified specific actions that each party can take to achieve this goal. In his work on leadership, Dr. Lapierre has been giving particular attention to the influence that followership can have on leadership. Leadership is fundamental to organizational success. Yet, one cannot be a true leader without having at least one follower, implying that followership is also critical for organizational success. As research further clarifies what it takes and what it means to be an effective follower, knowledge will be gained to ensure employees contribute as much as possible to their organization's success by supporting its leadership.

Dr. Lapierre's research has been published in various 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 currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Vocational Behavior, the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Group & Organization Management.

Dr. Lapierre is also a passionate and committed teacher. The University of Ottawa awarded him an Excellence in Education Prize for demonstrating outstanding teaching while maintaining a solid program of research.

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. Sexual harassment at work. In Rogelberg, S.G.. Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Sage, 2015.

Lapierre, L.M. Followership. In Rogelberg, S.G.. Industrial/Organizational Psychology (second edition). 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

Jang, S., Kim, E.S., Poelmans, S.A.Y., Lapierre, L.M., Abarca, N., Çarikçi, I., Cooper, C.L., Geurts, S., Kinnunen, U., Moreno-Velázquez, I.F., O'Driscoll, M.P., Pitariu, H., Salamatov, V., Sanchez, J.I., Shima, S., Siu, O.L., Tilleman, K., Widerszal-Bazyl, M., Woo, J.M., Cao, C., Allen, T.D., Spector, P.E., Alexandrova, N., Antoniou, A.-S., Beham, B., Brough, P., Ferreiro, P., Fraile, G., Lu, C., Lu, L., Pagon, M. and Schulmeyer, M.K. 2017. Measurement Invariance of Life Satisfaction Across 26 Countries. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48: 560-576.

Van Steenbergen, E., Ybema, J.F. and Lapierre, L.M. 2017. Boundary Management in Action: A Diary Study of Students' School-Home Conflict. International Journal of Stress Management.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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., 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., 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.

Lu, L., Cooper, C.L., Kao, S.F., Chang, T., Allen, T.D., Lapierre, L.M., O'Driscoll, M.P., Poelmans, S.A.Y., Sanchez, J.I. and Spector, P.E. 2010. Cross-Cultural Differences in Work-to-Family Conflict and Role Satisfaction: A Taiwanese-British Comparison. Human Resource Management, 46(1): 67-85.

Gaboury, I., Lapierre, L.M., Boon, H. and Moher, D. 2010. Interprofessional collaboration within integrative healthcare clinics through the lens of the relationship-centered care model. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 25(2): 124-130.

Gaboury, I., Boon, H., Verhoef, M., Bujold, M., Lapierre, L.M. and Moher, D. 2010. Practitioners' Validation of Framework of Team-Oriented Practice Models in Integrative Health Care: A Mixed Methods Study. BMC Health Services Research, 10: 289.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
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 (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
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
2010-2011 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 1 R I PI $ 3,997

*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