Date of Defense


Date of Graduation




First Advisor

Heather McGee

Second Advisor

Jonathan Hochmuth

Third Advisor

Juan Lopez


virtual, virtual teams, virtual meetings, remote work, remote teams, work from home, and telehealth


With the introduction of the COVID-19 public health crisis, many United States workers were involuntarily placed in remote working conditions. As a result, it is imperative to understand the varying effects of remote working conditions on employee and organizational performance. Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior Management are two specializations within the field of psychology that recognize the need for understanding these conditions. These two fields hold distinctly different theoretical approaches and as such evaluate the effects of remote work in different ways. Understanding the difference between these assessments is essential for identifying where each journal type may fall short in their analysis of remote work. In order to determine this, a review of the existing literature was conducted. Information from selected articles was sorted into predetermined categories for analysis. Results suggest that authors in each journal type vary significantly in the type of studies included, the dependent variables measured, and measurement method (i.e., self-report or performance/results). Equally important to how these journals assess remote work is the apparent lack of research done on the topic. While there is a clear recognition of the topic within both journals, very few empirical studies have been done to assess the exact effects remote work on varying measures. As such, it is clear that more empirical research needs to be conducted.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

Thesis Powerpoint Presentation.pdf (466 kB)
Defense Presentation