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Veröffentlichungen in Zeitschriften mit Peer-Review Verfahren

2022 und in press

Fay, D., Strauss, K., Schwake, C. & Urbach, T. (2022). Creating meaning by taking initiative; Proactive work behavior fosters work meaningfulness. Applied Psychology, n/a (n/a). doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/apps.12385


Schulz, A. D., Schöllgen, I., Wendsche, J., Fay, D., & Wegge, J. (2021). The dynamics of social stressors and detachment: Long-term mechanisms impacting well-being. International Journal of Stress Management, 28(3), 207-219. doi:10.1037/str0000216

Urbach, T., Den Hartog, D. N., Fay, D., Parker, S. K., & Strauss, K. (2021). Cultural variations in whether, why, how, and at what cost people are proactive: A followership perspective. Organizational Psychology Review, 11(1), 3-34. doi:10.1177/2041386620960526

Urbach, T., & Fay, D. (2021). Leader Member Exchange in Leaders’ Support for Voice: Good Relationships Matter in Situations of Power Threat. Applied Psychology, 70(2), 674-708. doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/apps.12245


Li, W.-D., Li, S., Fay, D., & Frese, M. (2019). Reciprocal relationships between dispositional optimism and work experiences: A five-wave longitudinal investigation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104(12), 1471-1486. doi:10.1037/apl0000417

Fay, D., Urbach, T., & Scheithauer, L. (2019). What motivates you right now? Development of a measure of momentary-chronic regulatory focus. Measurement Instruments for the Social Sciences, 2:5. doi:10.1186/s42409-019-0007-7

Pingel, R., Fay, D., & Urbach, T. (2019). A resources perspective on when and how proactive work behaviour leads to employee withdrawal. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 92(2), 410-435. doi:10.1111/joop.12254

Schulz, A. D., Schöllgen, I., & Fay, D. (2019). The role of resources in the stressor–detachment model. International Journal of Stress Management, 26(3), 306-314. doi:10.1037/str0000100

Fay, D., Bagotyriute, R., Urbach, T., West, M. A., & Dawson, J. (2019). Differential effects of workplace stressors on innovation: An integrated perspective of cybernetics and coping. International Journal of Stress Management, 26(1), 11-24. doi:10.1037/str0000081


Urbach, T., & Fay, D. (2018). When proactivity produces a power struggle: how supervisors’ power motivation affects their support for employees’ promotive voice.European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 27(2), 280-295. doi:10.1080/1359432X.2018.1435528.


Fay, D., & Hüttges, A. (2017). Drawbacks of proactivity: Effects of daily proactivity on daily salivary cortisol and subjective well-being. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology,22(4), 429-442. doi: 10.1037/ocp0000042; 10.1037/ocp0000042.supp (Supplemental)

Warner, G. J., Lensing, J. N., & Fay, D. (2017). Personal initiative: Developmental predictors and positive outcomes from childhood to early adolescence. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 52, 114-125. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2017.06.004

Warner, G. J., Fay, D., Schiefele, U., Stutz, F., & Wollny, A. (2017). Being proactive when reading: Academic personal initiative as a predictor of word comprehension development. Learning and Individual Differences, 55, 130-140. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2017.03.012

Warner, G. J., Fay, D., & Spörer, N. (2017). Relations among personal initiative and the development of reading strategy knowledge and reading comprehension. Frontline Learning Research, 5(2), 1-23. doi: dx.doi.org/10.14786/flr.v5i2.272


Wollny, A., Fay, D., & Urbach, T. (2016). Personal initiative in middle childhood: Conceptualization and measurement development. Learning & Individual Differences, 49, 59-73. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2016.05.004

Brenner, F. S., Ortner, T. M., & Fay, D. (2016). Asynchronous Video Interviewing as a New Technology in Personnel Selection: The Applicant’s Point of View. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(863). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00863

Urbach, T., Fay, D., & Lauche, K. (2016). Who will be on my side? The role of peers’ achievement motivation in the evaluation of innovative ideas. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 25(4), 540-560. doi: 10.1080/1359432X.2016.1176558

Muschalla, B., Fay, D., & Hoffmann, K. (2016). Entwicklung eines Inventars für Job-Coping und -Rückkehrintention (JoCoRi). [Inventory for Job Coping and Return Intention (JoCoRi). Diagnostica, 62(3), 143-156. DOI: 10.1026/0012-1924/a000146

Muschalla, B., Fay, D., & Seemann, A. (2016). Asking for work adjustments or initiating behavioural changes - what makes a 'problematic co-worker' score Brownie points? An experimental study on the reactions towards colleagues with a personality disorder. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 21(7), 856-862. DOI: 10.1080/13548506.2015.1109671

Muschalla, B., Fay, D., & Linden, M. (2016). Self-reported workplace perception as indicators of work anxieties. Occupational Medicine, 66, 168-170. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqv160


Fay, D., Shipton, H., West, M. A., & Patterson, M. (2015). Teamwork and Organizational Innovation: The Moderating Role of the HRM Context. Creativity & Innovation Management, 24(2), 261-277. doi: 10.1111/caim.12100

Hüttges, A.* & Fay, D.* (2015). The gender-differential impact of work values on prospects in research careers. Journal of Career Development, 42(6), 524-539. doi: 10.1177/0894845315582246 * shared first authorship.

Hüttges, A., & Fay, D. (2015). Gender influences on career development: A brief review. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 14(3), 113-120. doi: 10.1027/1866-5888/a000152.

Hüttges, A., & Fay, D. (2015). Work-to-Family Spillover: Wie Ressourcen das Familienleben stärken und entlasten. Personal Quarterly, 67(1), 25-29.


Li, W.-D., Fay, D., Frese, M., Harms, P. D., & Gao, X. Y. (2014). Reciprocal relationship between proactive personality and work characteristics: A latent change score approach. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99(5), 948-965.


Muschalla, B., Heldmann, M., & Fay, D. (2013). The significance of job-anxiety in a working population. Occupational Medicine, 63(6), 415-421.

Sacramento, C. A., Fay, D., & West, M. A. (2013). Workplace duties or opportunities? Challenge stressors, regulatory focus, and creativity. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 121(2), 141-157.

Hüttges, A., & Fay, D. (2013). Karrierebedingungen weiblicher und männlicher Postdocs in der außerhochschulischen Forschung. [Career conditions of female and male postdocs in nonuniversity research institutions]. Arbeit, 22(3), 224-235.

Hüttges, A., & Fay, D. (2013). One size fits all? Erfolgsfaktoren für männliche und weibliche Karrieren. Personal Quarterly, 65(1), 27-31.


Fay, D., & Sonnentag, S. (2012). Within-Person Fluctuations of Proactive Behavior: How Affect and Experienced Competence Regulate Work Behavior. Human Performance, 25, 72-93.


Hüttges, A., Graf, P., Schmid, S., & Fay, D. (2011). Benachteiligung weiblicher Karrieren in der naturwissenschaftlichen Forschung? Personal Quarterly, 63(4), 27-31.

2001 - 2010

Belschak, F. D., Den Hartog, D. N., & Fay, D. (2010). Exploring positive, negative and context-dependent aspects of proactive behaviours at work. Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, 83(2), 267-273.

Markovits, Y., Davis, A. J., Fay, D., & Dick, R. v. (2010). The link between job satisfaction and organizational commitment: Differences between public and private sector employees. International Public Management Journal, 13(2), 177-196.

Fay, D., & Sonnentag, S. (2010). A look back to move ahead: New directions for research on proactive performance and other discretionary work behaviours. Applied Psychology, 59 (1), 1-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-0597.2009.00413.x

Urbach, T., Fay, D., & Goral, A. (2010). Extending the job design perspective on individual innovation: Exploring the effect of group reflexivity. Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, 83(3), 1053-1064.

Frese, M., Garst, H., & Fay, D. (2007). Making Things Happen: Reciprocal Relationships between Work Characteristics and Personal Initiative (PI) in a Four-Wave Longitudinal Structural Equation Model. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92(4), 1084-1102.

Fay, D., Borrill, C., Amir, Z., Haward, R., & West, M. A. (2006). Getting the most out of multidisciplinary teams: A multi-sample study of team innovation in health care. Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, 79(4), 553-567.

Fay, D., & Kamps, A. (2006). Work characteristics and the emergence of a sustainable workforce: Do job design principles matter? Gedrag & Organisatie, 19(2), 184-203.

Dormann, C., Fay, D., Zapf, D. & Frese, M. (2006). A state-trait analysis of job satisfaction: On the effect of core self-evaluations. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 55, 27-51.

Shipton, H., Fay, D., West, M. A., Patterson, M., & Birdi, K. (2005). Managing people to promote innovation. Creativity and Innovation Management, 14(2), 118-128.

Fay, D., Lührmann, H., & Kohl, C. (2004). Proactive climate in a post-reorganization setting: When staff compensates managers’ weakness. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 13, 241-267.

Fay, D. & Lührmann, H. (2004). Current themes in organizational change. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 13, 113-119.

Fay, D. & Sonnentag, S. (2002). Rethinking the effects of stressors: A longitudinal study on personal initiative. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 7, 221-234.

Frese, M. & Fay, D. (2001). Personal initiative: An active performance concept for work in the 21st century. In B. M. Staw & R. I. Sutton (Eds.), Research in organizational behavior (Vol. 23, pp. 133-187). San Diego, CA, US: Elsevier Academic Press.

Fay, D. & Frese, M. (2001). The concept of personal initiative: An overview of validity studies. Human performance, 14, 97-124.

Warr, P. & Fay, D. (2001). Short report: Age and personal initiative at work. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 10, 343-353.

1992 - 2000

Fay, D. & Frese, M. (2000). Working in East German socialism in 1980 and in capitalism 15 years later: A trend analysis of a transitional economy's working conditions. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 49, 636-657.

Fay, D. & Frese, M. (2000). Conservative's at work: Less prepared for future work demands? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 31, 171-195.

Steinheider, B., Fay, D., Hilburger, T., Hust, I., Prinz, L., Vogelsang, L., & Hormuth, E. S. (1999). Soziale Normen als Prädiktoren von umweltbezogenem Verhalten. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 30, 40-56.

Fay, D., & Lange, I. (1997). Westdeutsche Unternehmen in den Neuen Bundesländern: Garant für bessere Arbeitsgestaltung? Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 41, 82-86.

Frese, M., Fay, D., Hilburger, T., Leng, K., Tag, A. (1997). The concept of personal initiative: Operationalization, reliability and validity in two German samples. Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology, 70, 139-161.

Fiedler, K., Walther, E., Armbruster, T., Fay, D., & Naumann, U. (1996). Do you really know what you have seen? Intrusion errors and presuppositions effects on constructive memory. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 32, 484-511.

Fiedler, K., Lachnit, H., Fay, D., & Krug, C. (1992). Mobilization of cognitive resources and the generation effect. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 45, 149-171.