Michael R. Frone


Michael Frone.

Michael R. Frone


Michael R. Frone


Research Interests

Occupational health; workplace substance use; work-family interface; youth employment

Contact Information

1021 Main Street

Buffalo NY, 14203-1016

Phone: (716) 887-2519



  • PhD, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Current Research

My research focuses on the impact of the work environment on employee work attitudes, mental health, physical health, and substance use off and on the job, as well as on the interrelationship between work and family life. I am currently working on a variety of topics and their interrelationships, such as employee substance use off and on the job; work stress, the impact of the Great Recession, organizational downsizing, and financial stress; work fatigue; work-related perseverative cognition (rumination); workplace discrimination; exposure to workplace psychological aggression, emotional labor at work, and work attitudes and productivity (attendance, job injuries, and job performance). This ongoing work results from two completed national surveys of U.S. workers.

Selected Publications

  • Grandey, A. A., Frone, M. R., Malloy, B., & Sayre, G. M. (2019).  When are fakers also drinkers? A self-control view of emotional labor and alcohol consumption among U.S. service workers. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Early online release.
  • Frone, M. R. (2019). Employee psychoactive substance involvement: Historical context, key findings, and future directions. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 6, 273-297.
  • Frone, M. R. (2018). What happened to the employed during the Great Recession?  A U.S. population study of net change in employee insecurity, health, and organizational commitment.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 107, 246-260.
  • Frone, M. R. (2018). Organizational downsizing and alcohol use: A national study of U.S. workers during the Great Recession. Addictive Behaviors, 77, 107-113.
  • Frone, M. R., Reis, D., & Ottenstein, C. (2018). A German version of the Three-Dimensional Work Fatigue Inventory (3D-WFI): Factor structure, internal consistency, and correlates. Stress and Health, 34, 674-680.
  • Nielsen, M. B., Gjerstad, J., & Frone M. R. (2018). Alcohol use and psychosocial stressors in the Norwegian workforce. Substance Use & Misuse, 53, 574-584.
  • Barling, J. & Frone, M. R. (2017). If only my leader would just do something! Passive leadership undermines employee well-being through role stressors and psychological resource depletion. Stress and Health, 33, 211-222.
  • Frone, M. R. (2016). The Great Recession and employee alcohol use: A U.S. population study. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30, 158-167.
  • Frone, M. R. (2016). Work stress and alcohol use: Developing and testing a biphasic self-medication model. Work & Stress, 30, 374-394.
  • Frone, M. R. (2015). Relations of negative and positive work experiences to employee alcohol use: Testing the intervening role of negative and positive work rumination. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 20, 148-160.
  • Frone, M. R., & Tidwell, M., -C., O. (2015). The meaning and measurement of work fatigue: Development and evaluation of the three-dimensional work fatigue inventory (3D-WFI). Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 20, 273-288.
  • Frone, M. R. (2013).  Alcohol and illicit drug use in the workforce and workplace. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Frone, M. R., & Trinidad, J. R. (2012). Relation of supervisor social control to employee substance use: Considering the dimensionality of social control, temporal context of substance use, and substance legality. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73, 303-310.
  • Schat, A. C. H. & Frone, M. R. (2011). Exposure to psychological aggression at work and job performance: The mediating role of job attitudes and personal health.  Work and Stress, 25, 23-40.
  • Frone, M. R., & Brown, A. L. (2010). Workplace substance use norms as predictors of employee substance use and impairment: A survey of U.S. workers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71, 526-534.