Biography

   Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010.

   M.S., Middle East Technical University, 2003.

   B.S., Middle East Technical University, 2000.

  

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  Lab Page: http://www.vof.psy.metu.edu.tr


Research Areas


  • Vocational interests: Developing and validating interest inventories based on occupational databases, with a particular focus on integrating interest complexity. Gender differences in STEM interests and outcomes.
  • Individual differences in relation to vocational choice and development: The relative contribution of cognitive abilities, knowledge, personality and vocational interests in their associations to achievement and persistence in various disciplines, with a particular focus on STEM fields. Investigating the relative contribution of entrance exam tests in Turkey that rest on fluid-intelligence versus domain knowledge.
  • Personality: Developing up-to-date assessment instruments, both explicit and implicit, to predict educational and work outcomes. Investigating how the effects of personality on performance vary based on context.
  • Workplace mistreatment: Studying the etic and emic aspects of workplace mistreatment, with a particular focus on sexual harassment.

Representative Publications


  • Articles in SSCI Journals

1) Açıkgöz, Y., & Toker, Y. (2019). Integrating occupational complexity levels to interest assessments in social and enterprising areas: Development of the Vertical Social Interest Scale. Journal of Career Assessment, 27(1), 61–77. Doi: 10.1177/1069072717748633 (2019 Ranking: Q2)

2) Toker, Y., & Gültaş, M. (2019). STEM Interest Complexity Inventory Sort Form with IRT and DIF applications. Journal of Career Assessment, 27(1), 78–96. Doi: 10.1177/1069072717748645 (2019 Ranking: Q2)

3) Toker, Y. (2016). Perception differences in ambiguous forms of workplace sexual harassment: A comparison between US and Turkey. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary Applied, 150(5), 625–643. DOI: 10.1080/00223980.2016.1154810 (2016 Ranking: Q2)

4) Toker, Y., & Ackerman, P. L. (2012). Utilizing occupational complexity levels in vocational interest assessments: Assessing interests for STEM areas. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80(2), 524-544. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2011.09.001 (2012 Ranking: Q1)

5) Toker, Y. & Sümer, H. C. (2010). Workplace sexual harassment perceptions in the Turkish context and the role of individual differences. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 59(4), 616-646. DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-0597.2010.00420.x (2010 Ranking: Q1)

  • Articles in Other Peer Reviewed Journals

1) Toker, Y. (2017). Karmaşık FTMM alanlarına ilgilerin öncül değişkenler ve mesleki uyum ölçütleri arasında aracı rolü. Ankara Üniversitesi Dil ve Tarih-Coğrafya Fakültesi Dergisi57(2), 1102–1125. [The mediating role of interests toward complex STEM areas between antecedents and vocational fit criteria]. DOI: 10.1501/Dtcfder_0000001553

2) Dönmez, S., & Toker, Y. (2017). Construction of the Likert-type Transformational Leadership Scale. Ankara Üniversitesi Dil ve Tarih-Coğrafya Fakültesi Dergisi57(2), 753–775. DOI: 10.1501/Dtcfder_0000001537

3) Toker, Y. (2016). İşyerlerinde cinsel taciz: Kapsamı, öncülleri, sonuçları, kurumsal baş etme yöntemleri. Türk Psikoloji Yazıları, 19(38), 1–19. [Workplace sexual harassment: Scope, antecedents, consequences, and organizational coping mechanisms. Turkish Psychological Articles].

4) Ok, A.B., & Toker, Y. (2016). Saldırganlığın örtük ve açık benlik yansımalarının değerlendirilmesi. Türk Psikoloji Yazıları, 19(Özel Sayı), 32–46.  [An evaluation of implicit and explicit selves of aggression. Turkish Psychological Articles].

  • Proceedings

1) Toker, Y., Gökalp, A., Açıkgöz, Y. (2020, June). Improving vocational interest assessments: Data complexity levels are important for social and enterprising areas. Proceeding of the 6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’20), pp. 465–473, Valencia, Spain. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAD20.2020.11787

2) Mete, İ., & Toker, Y. (2017, June). Relative importance of college success predictors: Fluid intelligence, crystallized intelligence, and grit. Proceeding of the 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’17), pp. 1246–1254, Valencia, Spain. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAd17.2017.5568

3) Toker, Y. (2013, November). Interests towards symbolic activities in STEM areas: Gender Differences. Proceeding of the 1st International Job and Vocational Counseling Congress, Ankara, Turkey, pages 103–110.

[Fen-bilimleri, teknoloji, mühendislik ve matematik (FTMM) alanlarında sembol içeren aktivitelere ilgiler: Kadın-erkek farkları] I. Uluslararası İş ve Meslek Danışmanlığı Kongresi, 103–110.)


Presentations


1) Toker, Y., Gökalp, A., Açıkgöz, Y. (2020, June). Social and Enterprising areas involve Interests toward Dealing with Complex Data. Poster presentation at the Asynchronous Online Meeting of the 35th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP 2020), Austin, Texas.

2) Toker, Y., Gökalp, A., Açıkgöz, Y. (2020, June). Improving vocational interest assessments: Data complexity levels are important for social and enterprising areas. Oral presentation at the Synchronous Online Meeting of the 6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’20), Valencia, Spain.

3) Acikgoz, Y., Toker, Y., Hickman, D., & Iverson, E. (2019; April). Measuring impression management through a Conditional Reasoning Test. In Schoen, J. (Chair), Latest Findings in Conditional Reasoning: A New Scale, New Analysis, and New Samples. Oral presentation at symposium session conducted at the 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Washington, DC.

4) Taşkan, B., Güleryüz, E., & Toker, Y. (2019, May). The moderating role of emotion management in the relationship between mobbing and burnout. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of EAWOP, Torino, Italy.

5) Toker, Y., & Gökalp, A. (2018, November). Mesleki ilgi envanterlerinin görev karmaşıklık düzeylerine göre iyileştirilmesinde alınan yol. Sözel bildiri. 20. Ulusal Psikoloji Kongresi, Ankara TED Üniversitesi. [Tracking the improvements in improving vocational interest inventories by integrating occupational complexity levels. Oral presentation at the 20th National Psychology Conference, Ankara TED University].

6) Ok, A. B., & Toker, Y. (2018, April). When is the retired more satisfied? A multilevel analysis across 43 countries. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of SIOP, Chicago, IL.

7) Toker, Y. (2018, April). Vocational Interests toward complex occupations make a difference in STEM work life. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of SIOP, Chicago, IL.

8) Ağca, H., & Toker, Y. (2017, July). Individual and organizational predictors of perceiving workplace behaviors as counterproductive. Poster presentation at the European Congress of Psychology, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

9) Dönmez, S., & Toker, Y. (2017, July). Developing a Likert-type measure to assess transformational and transactional leadership styles in Turkey. Poster presentation at the European Congress of Psychology, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

10) Gültas, M., & Toker, Y. (2017, July). Implicit and explicit achievement motivation differentially predict STEM criteria. Poster presentation at the European Congress of Psychology, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

11) Demiran, A., Toker, Y., & Sümer, H. C. (2017, May). Implicit assessment of transformational leadership via conditional reasoning. Oral presentation at Annual Conference of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Dublin, Ireland.

12) Gültaş, M., & Toker, Y. (2017, May). Situational strength as a moderator of the personality-performance association in teaching assistants. Poster presentation at Annual Conference of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Dublin, Ireland.

13) Gültaş, M., Toker, Y., Sümer, H. C., & Sümer, N. (2017, April). Item Response Theory analyses of the Big Five Inventory. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of SIOP, Orlando, FL.

14) Mete, İ., & Toker, Y. (2016, April). Predicting college and graduate school success from tests of fluid intelligence, knowledge, and grit. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

15) Toker, Y., & Gültaş, M. (2016, April). An Item Response Theory application to shorten and validate the STEM Interest Complexity Measure. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

16) Acikgoz, Y., & Toker, Y. (2016, April). Development of the Social Interest Complexity Scale. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of SIOP, Anaheim, CA.

17) Demircioglu, E., & Toker, Y. (2016, May). Leader satisfaction: A newly constructed scale. Poster presentation at the 28th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

18) Gökalp, A., & Toker, Y. (2016, May). Assessment of academic crafting and associations with personality. Poster presentation at the 28th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

19) Toker, Y. (2015, July). Gender differences on STEM Interest Complexity and STEM career intentions. Oral presentation at the European Congress of Psychology, Milan, Italy.

20) Gültaş, M., & Toker, Y. (2015, July). Work Discipline Compound Personality Scale development with item response theory. Oral presentation at the European Congress of Psychology, Milan, Italy.

21) Toker, Y. (2014, April). Explaining occupational fit indices with the STEM interest complexity scale developed based on occupational databases [Meslek/iş veri-tabanları temelli geliştirilenfen-mühendislik ilgi envanterinin mesleki uyum ölçütlerini açıklayıcı rolü]. Oral presentation at the 18th National Congress of Psychology, Bursa, Turkey.

22) Toker, Y. (2013, November). Interests towards symbolic activities in STEM areas: Gender Differences. Oral presentation at the 1st International Job and Vocational Counseling Congress, Ankara, Turkey [Fen-Bilimleri, Teknoloji, Mühendislik ve Matematik (FTMM) Alanlarında Sembol İçeren Aktivitelere İlgiler: Kadın-Erkek Farkları. I. Uluslararası İş ve Meslek Danışmanlığı Kongresi].

23) Solmazer, G., Toker, Y., & Sümer, H. C. (2013, July). Reactions to performance feedback and source: The moderating effect of individualism/collectivism and power distance. Poster presented at the European Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.

24) Toker, Y. (2011). Predicting sexual harassment responses from harassment forms and harasser stereotypes. Poster presentation at Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington DC.

25) Toker, Y. & Ackerman, P. L. (2011, July). A trait complex approach to studying individual differences and STEM vocational criteria. Oral presentation at the European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul.

26) Kim, M. Y., Lee, H. J., Toker, Y., & James, L. R. (2011, April). Introducing the revised Implicit Achievement-Motive Assessment, CRT-RMS. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of SIOP, Chicago, IL.

27) Toker, Y. & Ackerman, P. L. (2010, May). Considering occupational complexity in vocational interest assessments: A new interest assessment for STEM areas. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

28) Lee, H. J., Kim, M. Y., Toker, Y., Chang, J. Y., Shin, K. H., Cha, K. H., & James, L. R. (2010, April). The cross-cultural generalizability of the CRT-RMS to Korean samples. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

29) Toker, Y. & Ok, A. B. (2010, May). Validation of the CRT-RMS in the Turkish sample. In James, L., & Lee, H. J. (Chairs), Introducing Conditional Reasoning Test-Relative Motive Strength. Oral presentation at symposium session at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

30) Toker, Y. & Sümer, H. C. (2009, April). Emic and etic aspects of sexual harassment perceptions in Turkey. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

31) MacCann, C., Toker, Y., & Roberts, R. D. (2009, April). Identifying the major facets of conscientiousness in high school students: Do these facets relate to valued educational outcomes. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

32) Oh, I., Toker, Y., Ferreter, J., Whitman, D., McKinniss, T., Casillas, A., & Robbins, S. (2008, April). Development of the WorkKeys Talent Assessment scales and indices. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

33) Toker, Y. & Sümer, H. C. (2004, September). Sexual harassment perceptions of women employees in Turkey: Culture-specific dimensions of perceptions (Türkiye'de kadın çalışanların cinsel taciz algıları: Kültüre özgü algı boyutları). Oral presentation at the 13th National Psychology Conference, Dolapdere Campus, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

34) Toker, Y. & Sümer, H. C. (2004, September). The role of stereotypes towards sexual harassers on perceiving sexual harassment (Cinsel tacizcilere karşı kalıpyargıların cinsel taciz algılarına etkisi). Oral presentation at the 13th National Psychology Conference, Dolapdere Campus, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

35) Toker, Y. & Sümer, H. C. (2004, September). Effects of individual differences factors on sexual harassment perceptions (Cinsel taciz algılarını etkileyen bireysel farklılıklar). Poster presentation at the 13th National Psychology Conference, Dolapdere Campus, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey.


Projects and Scholarships


1) TÜBİTAK 1001 (Araştırmacı. Ekim 2019–Ağustos 2022). Nezaketsizlikten Tacize, İş Yerinde Kötü Muamele: Kültürel Bağlamda Sonuçlar ve Müdahale Yöntemleri. Proje No: 119K263. Bütçe: 543.610,00 TL. Tarihler: 1 Ekim 2019 – 1 Ağustos 2022. [1001 Grant by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey for the project “Workplace Mistreatment from Incivility to Harassment: Outcomes and Intervention Methods from a Cultural Perspective” October 2019–August 2022.]

2) TÜBİTAK 1002 (Yürütücü. Eylül 2020–Mayıs 2021). Karanlık Üçlü Kişilik Özelliklerinin Duygusal Emek ve İş Yeri Sonuç Değişkenleri Arasındaki İlişkide Moderatör Rolü: Aktivasyon/İnhibisyon Sistemlerine Bağlı Bir İnceleme. Proje No: 119K578. Bütçe: 12.920,00 TL. Görevi: Yürütücü. Tarihler: Mart–Aralık 2020. [1002 Grant by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey for the project “The Moderating Role of The Dark Triad Personality Traits on the Association between Emotional Labor and Work Outcomes: An Investigation based on Activation/Inhibition Systems” September 2020–May 2021.]

3) TÜBİTAK 3501 (Yürütücü. Sonuç Raporu Değerlendirme Aşamasında). Sosyal/Girişimci Mesleki Alanlara İlgilerin Ölçümünde Karmaşıklık Düzeylerinin Entegrasyonu: İnsanlarla Etkileşim ve Sözel Veri İşleme Karmaşıklık Düzeylerine İlgi Ölçeklerinin Öğrenci ve Çalışan Örneklemlerinde İncelenmesi. Proje No: 117K364.Bütçe:  223.458,00TL. Görevi: Yürütücü. Tarihler: 1 Ekim 2017– 1 Temmuz 2020. [3501 Grant by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey for the project “Integrating Occupational Complexity Levels in the Assessment of Social/Enterprising Area Interests: Investigation of the People Interaction and Verbal Data Processing Complexity Scales in Student and Employed Samples” 2017–2020.]

4) METU Scientific Research Project Fund (BAP-01-04-2017-001) for the project “Validation of the STEM Interest Complexity Scale in Employed Samples” January–December 2017. Budget 10.000,00 TL.

5) Short-term consultant in the project “Audit Study in Turkey” by the World Bank and TEPAV (Team Leaders: Ana Maria Munoz Boudet and Victoria Levin). January 2015–September 2015.

6) TÜBİTAK3001 (Yürütücü. Sonuçlandı). Fen Bilimleri, Teknoloji, Mühendislik ve Matematik Alanlarında Mesleki Karmaşıklık Düzeyine İlgi Envanterinin Türk Örnekleminde Geçerliği ve Madde Tepki Kuramı ile İncelenmesi. Proje No: 114K034. Bütçe: 49.410,00TL. Tarihler: 01 Ağustos 2014–01 Mayıs 2016. [3001 Grant by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey for the project “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Interest Complexity Scale Validation in the Turkish Context and Examination with Item Response Theory” August 2014–July 2016. Budget: 49.410,00 TL]

7) METU Scientific Research Project Fund for the project “Individual Differences Predicting Academic Success” January–December 2015. Budget: 30.000,00 TL.


Current and Previous Graduate Students


1) Gökalp, Aysu (ongoing doctoral dissertation). Associations between Dark Triad Personality Traits and Emotional Labor: Activation and Inhibition Pathways. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara.

2) Aydemir, Damla (ongoing master’s thesis). The Moderating Effect of Vocational Interests on the Relationships Among Gender Discrimination and Work Outcomes. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara.

3) Ceylan, Hazal (ongoing master’s thesis). Effects of Job Descriptions on Personality Test Response Distortion. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara.

4) Pamukçu Sabriye (ongoing master’s thesis). Moderator Effect of Personality Strength on the Relationship Between Personality and Work Outcomes in Strong Situation Jobs. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara.

5) Koç, Yasemin Doğa (January, 2020). Workplace Cyberslacking: An Investigation based on the Theory of Planned Behavior. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara.

6) Koçoğlu, Öykü (January, 2020). Moderating Effects of Perceived Situational Strength on the Relationship between the Dark Triad and Counterproductive Work Behaviors. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara.

7) Dinçal, Didem (October, 2019). Cultural Factors as Associates of Workplace Sexual Harassment Perceptions and Coping Preferences. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara.

8) El, İsmail (October, 2019). The Effects of Psychological Capital and Social Capital on Nurses’ Work Engagement and Burnout. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara.

9) Düzgün, Meltem (September, 2019). Gender-Congruent Leadership Style and Prejudiced Personality in Relation with Job/Leader Satisfaction and Trust. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara.

10) Demiran, Ayça (2015, April).  Measurement of Transformational and Transactional Leadership through Conditional Reasoning. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara. (Principal advisor. Co-advisor: Prof. Dr. H. Canan Sümer)

11) Yağcı, Hazal (2015, June). Situational Strength based on Culture as a Moderator of the Personality-Job Performance Relationship. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara.

12) Ağca, Hande (2014, September). Individual and Organizational Predictors of Perceiving Workplace Behaviors as Counterproductive. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara.

13) Dönmez, Seval (2014, September). Developing a Likert-type Measure to Assess Transformational and Transactional Leadership Styles in Turkey. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara.

14) Gültaş, Mehmet (2014, September). Work Discipline Compound Personality Scale Development with Item Response Theory. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara.

15) Solmazer, Gaye (2013, September). Reactions to Performance Feedback and Source: The Moderating Effect of Individualism/Collectivism and Power Distance. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara. (Principal advisor. Co-advisor: Prof. Dr. H. Canan Sümer)

16) Geçer, Canan (2014, August). Workload, Negative Affectivity, and Safety Climate as the Presumed Moderators of the Risk Perception-Organizational Outcomes Relationships. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara. (Co-advisor. Principal advisor:  Prof. Dr. H. Canan Sümer)

17) Girit, Dilara (2013, September). A Comparison of Telecommuting and Workplace Employees in terms of Situational Strength, Personality, Work Attitudes and Performance. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara. (Co-advisor. Principal advisor:  Prof. Dr. Reyhan Bilgiç).

18) Şahan, Tolga (2013, August). The Effects of Feedback Sign, Achievement Goal Orientation, and Regulatory Focus on Task Performance. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara. (Co-advisor. Principal advisor: Prof. Dr. H. Canan Sümer).


Courses


  • PSY671: Supervised Research in Psychology – I
  • PSY672: Supervised Research in Psychology - II
  • PSY633: Personality at Work: Theories and Assessment
  • PSY535: Advanced Job Analysis and Performance Appraisal
  • PSY517: Vocational Counseling and Career Guidance
  • PSY510: Statistics, Methods, and Ethics in Psychological Research – II (Advanced Statistics for Psychology-II)
  • PSY450: Topics in Social Psychology
  • PSY434: Topics in Industrial / Organizational Psychology
  • PSY336: Organizational Psychology
  • PSY335: Industrial Psychology
  • PSY331: Testing and Measurement in Psychology
  • PSY100: General Psychology

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