Marion Eberly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Specialty: Organizational Behavior with an emphasis on attributions, emotions, leadership, & employee turnover

Eberly, Marion

Contact information

Dept: Milgard School of Business
Room: DOU 301E
Phone: 253-692-5682


  • Ph.D., University of Washington, 2011.
  • M.B.A., University of Nebraska, 2004.


Marion Eberly joined the Milgard School of Business in 2011 after earning her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research interests focus on employee turnover and relationships in the workplace with a special emphasis on leadership, emotions and attributions. She teaches introduction to management and international management at the undergraduate level. Prior to her academic career, she worked in Human Resources in the United States and in Germany for an international agricultural manufacturing company.


Eberly, M. B., & Fong, C. T. (in press). Leadership effectiveness via the heart and mind: The roles of leader and follower emotions, attributions and interdependence. The Leadership Quarterly.

Eberly, M. B., Johnson, M. D., Hernandez, M., & Avolio, B. J. (in press). An integrative process model of leadership: Examining loci, mechanisms, and event cycles. American Psychologist.

Chen, X. P., Eberly, M. B., Chiang, T. J., Farh, J. L., & Cheng, B. S. (in press). Affective trust in Chinese leaders: Linking paternalistic leadership to employee performance. Journal of Management.

Eberly, M. B., & Mitchell, T. R. (2013). The attribution model of leadership. In E. H. Kessler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Management Theory. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Eberly, M. B., Liu, D., Mitchell, T. R., & Lee, T. W. (2012). Attributions and emotions as mediators and/or moderators in the goal striving process. In E. A. Locke & G. P. Latham (Eds.), New Developments in Goal setting and Task Performance (pp. 35-50). Routledge Academic, Taylor & Francis Group: London, UK.

Eberly, M. B., Holley, E. C., Johnson, M. D., & Mitchell, T. R. (2011). Beyond internal and external: A dyadic theory of relational attributions. Academy of Management Review, 36: 731-753.

Hernandez, M., Eberly, M. B., Avolio, B. J., & Johnson, M. D. (2011). The loci and mechanisms of leadership: Exploring a more comprehensive view of leadership theory. The Leadership Quarterly, 22: 1165-1185.

Eberly, M. B., Holtom, B.C., Lee, T. W., & Mitchell T. R. (2009). Controlling voluntary turnover by determining its causes. In E. A. Locke (Ed.), Handbook of Principles of Organizational Behavior (2nd Ed.). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, West Sussex, UK.

Holtom, B. C., Mitchell, T. R., Lee, T. W., & Eberly, M. B. (2008). Turnover and retention research: A glance at the past, a closer review of the present, and a venture into the future. The Academy of Management Annals, 2: 231-274.