2022 Honorable Mention: Shelia Hyde

The award selection committee unanimously recommended that Shelia Hyde be distinguished with Honorable Mention for the 2022 Award, recognizing the ambition of her dissertation work, its methodological strengths, as well as its contributions to theory and practice.  Nominator Wendy Casper (and dissertation chair) writes in her nomination letter “Shelia’s dissertation work draws from the positive psychology literature to focus on the positive side of the work-family interface. She has written a series of three essays – the first which is already published. Her first essay is a conceptual paper in which she theorizes about how thriving in work and nonwork roles foster both bidirectional enrichment and conflict. As thriving involves both learning and vitality, she theorizes that it fosters both work-nonwork development and affective enrichment. However, given thriving is such a positive state, she suggests it can also create excessive role engagement, thereby fostering time-based conflict when the one role is neglected because role thriving in the other role makes it difficult to disengaged from that role. In her dissertation, Shelia creates the Cross-Domain Thriving (CDT) model in which she theorizes about how thriving from one role (work) crosses over to the other role (nonwork), simultaneously both creating (due to enrichment) and depleting (due to conflict) resources, thereby enhancing (when enrichment is high and conflict is low) or depleting (when conflict is high and enrichment low) resources in the receiving domain that, in turn, cross domains. Her theory proffers that it is the balance of enrichment and conflict that determines whether thriving crosses domains in a resource-enriching or resource-depleting way overall. To explain when the thriving creates (enrichment) versus depletes (conflict) resources, her model posits a variety of moderating factors, including boundary management behavior, the congruency (similarity) of work and nonwork roles, and the ease of transitioning between work and nonwork domains.”