Estelle Morin, Ph.D.

member emotional intelligence consortium

Affiliation: HEC Montreal


Estelle M. Morin received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from University of Montreal in 1990. She is professor of Organizational Behavior at HEC Montréal (the Affiliated Business School of University of Montreal), since 1988. Her primary research interest is in the field of organizational behavior and organizational development. Her main research question is how to organize work in order to promote the well-being of employees as well as organizational commitment and organizational effectiveness. In her research program, emotional intelligence is a moderator variable in the relationships between job design and mental health as well as organizational commitment. She has conducted many field studies in Canada, Brazil, France, Belgium, and Portugal on the meaning of work and its links with psychological well-being, psychological distress, attendance and organizational commitment. In 2002, she has founded with other colleagues of various universities CRITEOS, Research and Intervention Center for Work, Organizational Effectiveness and Health, at HEC Montréal. She is a member of American Psychological Association, Canadian Psychological Association, Ordre des psychologues du Québec and Academy of Management.

She is author or co-author of several books, among them: Boundaryless Careers and Occupational Wellbeing, Psychologie et management (Psicologia e gestão), In Search of Meaning and Performance Indicators. She has also published many articles, mainly on the issues of meaning of work and organizational effectiveness, in French but also in Portuguese and in English.

Cortini, M., Tanucci, G., Morin, E. M. (Eds) (2011).  Boundaryless Careers and Occupational Wellbeing. Hampshire (UK) : Palgrave Macmillan, 288 p.

Morin, E. M.; Gagné, C. (2009).  Making work meaningful. Promoting psychological well-being. # R-644, Montréal, IRSST, 20 p. (

Morin, E. M. ; Aubé, C. (2006). Psychologie et management.  La Chenelière, Montréal, 478 p.
Forest, J.; Mageau, G. A.; Sarrazin, C.; Morin, E. M. (2011).  Work is My Passion: The Different Affective, Behavioural, and Cognitive Consequences of Harmonious and Obsessive Passion toward Work. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences-Revue canadienne des sciences de l'administration.  28, 17-30.

Gagné, M.; Forest, J.; Gilbert, M.-H.; Aubé, C.; Morin, E. M.; Malorni, A. (2010).  The Motivation at Work Scale: Validation Evidence in Two Languages. Educational and Psychological Measurement.  70(4). 628-646.

Martin, A.; Ramalho, N.; Morin, E. M. (2010).  A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis of the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Health. Personality and Individual Differences.  49(6), 554-564.

Morin, E. M. (2010). La santé mentale au travail : une question de gros bon sens.  Gestion - revue internationale de gestion. 35(3). 34-40.

Rousseau, V.; Salek, S.; Aubé, C.; Morin, E. M. (2009).  Distributive Justice, Procedural Justice, and Psychological Distress: The Moderating Effect of Coworker Support and Work Autonomy. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. 14(3), 305-317.

Aubé, C.; Rousseau, V.; Mama, C.; Morin, E. M. (2009). Counterproductive Behaviors and Psychological Well-being: The Moderating Effect of Task Interdependence. Journal of Business and Psychology. 24(3), 351-361.

Chiocchio, F.; Beaulieu, G.; Boudrias, J.-S.; Rousseau, V.; Aubé, C.; Morin, E. M. (2009).  «The Project Involvement Index, Psychological Distress, and Psychological Well-Being: Comparing Workers from Projectized and Non-Projectized Organizations». International Journal of Project Management, 28(3), 201-211.

Rodrigues, A. L.; Morin, E. M.; Strehlau, S. (2009).  A Imagem de Executivos na Midia: Um Estudo com Jornais no Québec.  Cadernos EBAPE.BR,  VII(2), 232-251.  (

MORIN, E. M. (2008), The meaning of work, mental health and organizational commitment, Studies and research/ Report R-585, IRSST, 62 pages. (With the collaboration of F. Aranha, Fundação Getulio Vargas – Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo)

Morin, E. M. (1993). Enantiodromia and crisis management. A Jungian perspective. Industrial and Environmental Crisis Quarterly, 7(2), 91-114.

Book Chapters
Pauchant, T. C. & Morin, E. M. (2006) Organizational Existentialism, International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies, Sage.

Morin, E. M., (1995). Organizational effectiveness and the meaning of work (pp. 29-64). in T. C. Pauchant et coll., In Search of Meaning. Managing for the Health of our Organizations, our Communities, and the Natural World. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.









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