Ying Zhou University of Surrey

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Ying Zhou University of Surrey

Ying Zhou University of Surrey


Dr Ying Zhou

Research Interests

Dr. Ying Zhou’s research focuses on employees’ quality of working life. Specifically she is interested in employee skills, organizational participation, work motivation and subjective well-being. She is a specialist in quantitative research methods.


Human Resource Management, Employee Relations, Management of Human Resources


Associate member of Skills, Knowledge and Organizational Performance (SKOPE)

Contact Me

Phone: 01483 68 6344

Find me on campus
Room: 50 MS 03

My office hoursWednesday 11-12.30pm Friday 12-1.30pm


Journal articles

  • Gallie D, Zhou Y , Felstead A, Green F, Henseke G. (2017) ‘The Implications of Direct Participation for Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction and Affective Psychological Well-Being : A Longitudinal Analysis’. Wiley Industrial Relations Journal, 48 (2), pp. pp. 174-191.


  • Zhou Y , Wu C, Zou M, Williams MT. (2017) ‘A longitudinal study of the impact of occupational mobility on job satisfaction trajectory: Individual differences in neuroticism.’. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings of the Seventy-seventh Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. (nominated for AOM Careers Division’s “Overall Best Paper” award), Atlanta, Georgia: 2017 Academy of Management Meeting Article number 15471

    [ Status: Accepted ]


  • Zhou Y , Zou M, Williams MT, Tabvuma V. (2017) ‘Is the grass greener on the other side? A longitudinal study of the impact of employer change and occupational change on job satisfaction’. Elsevier Journal of Vocational Behavior, 99, pp. pp. 66-78.


  • Inanc H, Zhou Y, Gallie D, Felstead A, Green F. (2015) ‘Direct Participation and Employee Learning at Work’. Work and Occupations, 42 (4), pp. 447-475.


  • Zhou Y. (2013) ‘The State of Precarious Work in China’. Sage American Behavioural Scientist, 57 (3), pp. 354-372.
  • Halldén K, Gallie D, Zhou Y. (2012) ‘The Skills and Autonomy of Female Part-Time Work in Britain and Sweden’. Elsevier Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 30 (2), pp. 187-201.


  • Gallie D, Zhou Y, Felstead A, Green F. (2012) ‘Teamwork, Skill Development and Employee Welfare’. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 50 (1), pp. 23-46.
  • Gallie D, Zhou Y. (2011) ‘The Changing Job Skills of Female Part-time Workers in Britain 1992–2006’. 21 Edition. Human Resource Management Journal, 1, pp. 28-44.
  • Felstead A, Gallie D, Green F, Zhou Y. (2010) ‘Employee involvement, the quality of training and the learning environment: an individual level analysis’. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21 (10), pp. 1667-1688.
  • Green A, Felstead A, Gallie D, Zhou Y. (2007) ‘Computers and Pay’. Sage National Institute Economic Review, 201 (1), pp. 63-75.



  • Zhou Y. (2009) British Employees’ Organizational Participation. Germany : VDM Verlag

Book chapters

  • Gallie D, Zhou Y. (2013) ‘Job Control, Work Intensity and Work Stress’. in (ed.) Economic Crisis and the Quality of Work Oxford : Oxford University Press
  • Paugam S, Zhou Y. (2007) ‘Job Insecurity’. in Gallie D (ed.) Employment Regimes and the Quality of Work Oxford University Press


  • Williams MT, Zhou Y . (2017) Paying for performance in Britain: Does the type of job matter?. London : CIPD Article number CIPD/ARC/2016/6
  • Gallie D, Zhou Y . (2013) Work organisation and employee involvement in Europe. Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union
  • Felstead A, Gallie D, Green F, Zhou Y. (2007) Skills at Work, 1986-2006. Oxford : ESRC Research Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organizational Performance