Mitch Rothstein

Mitch Rothstein

Professor Emeritus
Adjunct Research Professor
PhD, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Western Ontario (1983)

Office: SSC 8405
Phone: 519-661-2111 x83298


Mitchell Rothstein is a Professor Emeritus of the DAN Department of Management and Organizational Studies at Western University.  He has published extensively in the area of personality and job performance, as well as in the areas of personnel selection, the use of interpersonal networks in leadership and career development, expatriate adjustment to international assignments, and the integration of skilled immigrants to the Canadian economy. His most recent stream of research involves developing and applying a model of workplace resiliency that can be used for leadership development.


Leadership Development, Career Management, Evidence-Based Organizational Behavior, Evidence-Based Human Resource Management


Resilience and Leadership Effectiveness, Job Search Practices and Career Development of Immigrants, Personality and Job Performance, Personnel Selection


McLarnon, M.J.W., Goffin, R.D., & Rothstein, M.G. (2018). Differentiation of cognitive abilities and the Medical College Admission Test. Personality and Individual Differences, 123, 50-55. Doi:10.1016/j.paid.2017.11.005

McLarnon, M.J.W., Rothstein, M.G., Goffin, R.D., Reider, M.J., Poole, A., Krajewski, H.T., Powell, D.M., Jelley, R.B., & Mestdagh, T. (2017). How important is personality in the selection of medical students? Personality and Individual Differences, 104, 442 – 447. Doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.09.006

King, G., Thomson, N., Rothstein, M.G., Kingsnorth, S., & Parker, K. (2016). Integrating research, clinical care, and education in Academic Health Science Centers: An organizational model of collaborative workplace learning. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 30(7), 1140 – 1160. Doi: 10.1108/JHOM-112015-0177

Rothstein, M.G., McLarnon, M.J.W., & King, G. (2016). The role of self-regulation in workplace resiliency. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 9(2), 416 – 421. Doi: 10.1017/iop.2016.32

O’Neill, T.A., Goffin, R.D., & Rothstein, M.G. (2013). Personality and the need for personality-oriented work analysis. In N, Christiansen & R.P. Tett (Eds.), Handbook of Personality at Work, Routledge.

Goffin, R.D., Rothstein, M.G., Rieder, M.J., Poole, A., Krajewski, H.T., Powell, D.M., Jelley, R.B., Boyd, A., & Mestdagh, T. (2011). Choosing job-related personality traits: Developing valid personality-oriented job analysis. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 646-651.

Guerrero, L. & Rothstein, M.G. (2011). Antecedents of underemployment: Job search of skilled immigrants in Canada. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 61(2), 323-346.

O’Brien, J. & Rothstein, M.G. (2011). Leniency: Hidden threat to large-scale, interview-based selection systems. Military Psychology, 23, 601-615.

King, G.A. & Rothstein, M.G. (2010). Resilience and leadership: The self-management of failure. In M. G. Rothstein & R. J. Burke (Eds.), Self-Management and Leadership Development. Cheltonham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Rothstein, M.G. & Burke, R.J. (2010). Self-Management and Leadership Development. Cheltonham, UK: Edward Elgar.