Elena Belogolovsky

Elena Belogolovsky


B.A., University of Haifa

M.A., University of Haifa

Ph.D., Israel Institute of Technology


Contact Information:

(570) 321-4167
Campus Post Office Box 1

Business Administration: Visiting Assistant Professor

Elena Belogolovsky received her doctoral degree in behavioral sciences and management from Technion–Israel Institute for Technology in 2011. She then received a prestigious SHRM Foundation Dissertation Grant Award for the best dissertation in the field of human resource management. Belogolovsky has conducted cutting-edge research on compensation, and more specifically, pay administration. Her research has focused on enhancing our understanding of when and how pay secrecy affects organizational and individual performance and employees' helping behaviors.

Belogolovsky has published numerous articles in top-tier journals in the field of management, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology.  Her research was cited by the White House in support of Executive Order 13665 as well as by mainstream media like the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, New York Magazine, and Cosmopolitan, demonstrating the importance of her research to society as a whole, as well as its influence on government policies and practices.


Bamberger, P. & Belogolovsky, E. (2017). The Dark Side of Transparency: How and When Pay Administration Practices Affect Employee Helping. Journal of Applied Psychology,102(4), 658-671.

Belogolovsky, E., Bamberger, P., Alterman, V. & Wagner, D. (2016). Looking for Assistance in the Dark: Pay Secrecy, Expertise Perceptions and Efficacious Help-Seeking Among Members of Newly Formed Virtual Work Groups. Journal of Business and Psychology, 31 (4), 459-477.

Belogolovsky, E. & Bamberger, P. (2015). Panacea or Pandora’s Box?  The Role of Fairness Perceptions and Interpersonal Competitiveness in Determining How Pay Secrecy Affects Individual Task Performance. In Ortenblad, A. (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Management Ideas and Panaceas: Adaptation and Context. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

Belogolovsky, E. & Bamberger, P. (2014). Signaling in Secret: Pay for Performance and the Incentive and Sorting Effects of Pay Secrecy. Academy of Management Journal, 57 (6), 1706-1733.

Belogolovsky, E., Bamberger, P. & Bacharach, S. (2012). Workforce Disengagement Stressors and Retiree Alcohol Misuse: The Mediating Effects of Sleep Problems and the Moderating Effects of Gender. Human Relations, 65 (6), 705–728.

Belogolovsky, E. & Bamberger, P. (2012). Pay Secrecy on Individual Task Performance. In Leslie A. Toombs (Ed.), Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management.

Belogolovsky, E. & Somech, A. (2012). Teachers’ Organizational Citizenship Behavior: An Empirical Examination of the Subjective and Dynamic Nature of the Boundary between In-Role and Extra-Role Behavior. In Ibrahim Duyar, Anthony H. Normore (Ed.), Discretionary Behavior and Performance in Educational Organizations: The Missing Link in Educational Leadership and Management (Advances in Educational Administration, Volume 13) (pp. 31-59). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Bamberger, P. & Belogolovsky, E. (2010). The Impact of Pay Secrecy on Individual Task Performance. Personnel Psychology, 63 (4), 965-996.

Belogolovsky, E. & Somech, A. (2010). Teachers’ Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Examining the Boundary between In-Role Behavior and Extra-Role Behavior from the Perspective of Teachers, Principals, and Parents. Teaching and Teacher Education, 26, 914-923.