Rebecca MacGowan

Fifth-Year Doctoral Candidate

1130 E. Helen St. 
McClelland Hall 405QQ
P.O. Box 210108 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108 

Degrees

BS in Business Administration and Management with a concentration on Entrepreneurship

Rebecca (Calee) MacGowan is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Eller College Department of Management and Organizations at the University of Arizona. Her research interests include exploring the dynamics of the job search process, issues at the work-nonwork interface (e.g., recovery, women’s health at work), and interpersonal relationships. To explore these topics, she uses both field and experimental methodologies. Her work has been published in leading outlets, such as the Academy of Management JournalJournal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Vocational Behavior, and has been presented at the Academy of Management and Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology conferences. Recently, she and her coauthors received the 2021 Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division Outstanding Publication in OB Award.

Calee earned a B.S. in Business with a concentration in Management/Entrepreneurship and Small Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Department of Management. Additionally, she has worked as a strategy and organizational culture consultant for small businesses and non-profit organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Research Interests 

  • Job Search Experiences
  • Recovery and Well-being
  • Women's Health at Work
  • Interpersonal Relationships

Publications

  • MacGowan, R. L., Gabriel, A. S., da Motta Veiga, S. P., & Chawla, N. (In press). Does psychological detachment benefit job seekers? A two study weekly investigation. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Slaughter, J. E., Gabriel, A. S., Ganster, M. L., Vaziri, H., & MacGowan, R. L. (In press). Getting worse or getting better? Understanding the antecedents and consequences of emotion profile transitions during COVID-19 induced organizational crisis. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Gabriel, A. S., MacGowan, R. L., Ganster, M. L., & Slaughter, J. E. (In press). The influence of COVID-induced job search anxiety and conspiracy beliefs on job search effort: A within-person investigation. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Gabriel, A. S. Ganster, M. L., Slaughter, J. E., & MacGowan, R. L. (2021). The emotional complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic and organizational life. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice14, 85-89.
  • Chawla, N., MacGowan, R. L., Gabriel, A. S., Podsakoff, N. P. (2020). Unplugging or staying connected? An examination of daily recovery experience profiles. Journal of Applied Psychology105, 19-39.
  • Gabriel, A. S., Volpone, S. D., MacGowan, R. L., Butts, M. M., & Moran, C. M. (2020). When work and family blend together: Examining the daily experiences of breastfeeding mothers at work. Academy of Management Journal63, 1337-1369.
  • Dahling, J. J., Gabriel, A. S. & MacGowan, R. L. (2017). Patterns of the supervisor feedback environment: Links with well-being, motivation, and performance. Journal of Vocational Behavior101, 133-148.

​​​​Presentations

  • *MacGowan, R. L., Ganster, M. L., & Slaughter, J. E. (2021, August). How COVID-induced job search anxiety affects new labor market entrants’ job search and well-being. Paper presented at the 81st Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, Virtual Meeting.
  • *MacGowan, R. L., Gabriel, A. S., &da Motta Veiga, S. P. (2019, August). Does recovery benefit job seekers? A weekly investigation. In S. P. da Motta Veiga, R. L. MacGowan, & A. S. Gabriel (Chairs), Examining how individual, social, and contextual factors affect job search self-regulation. Symposium presented at the 79th Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA.
  • *Chawla, N., MacGowan, R. L., Gabriel, A. S., & Podsakoff, N. P. (2019, April). Unplugging or staying connected? Exploring profiles of daily recovery experiences. In B. P. Acton & C. Calderwood (Chairs), Change is good: Challenging assumptions through within-person research. Symposium presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Washington, DC.
  • Volpone, S. D., Gabriel, A. S., Campbell, J. T., *MacGowan, R. L., & Moran, C. M. (2019, April). Examining workplace support for breastfeeding women: A fuzzy set approach. In H. K. Cheung & E. B. King (Chairs), From pregnancy to permanent motherhood: Experiences of working mothers in the field. Symposium presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Washington, DC.
  • *Chawla, N., MacGowan, R. L., Gabriel, A. S., Podsakoff, N. P. (2018, August). Unplugging in the evenings: Examining profiles of daily recovery experiences. In J. Barbour, C. Collins, & J. Trougakos (Chairs), Business as usual? New insights on the individual and organizational dynamics of employee well-being. Symposium presented at the 78th Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.
  • Gabriel, A. S., Volpone, S. D., *MacGowan, R. L., Moran, C. M. (2018, August). A multi-study investigation of the daily experiences of breastfeeding mothers at work. In A. S. Gabriel (Chair), Work/Life and Current Issues. Paper session presented at the 78th Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.
  • Gabriel, A. S., Volpone, S. D., *MacGowan, R. L., Moran, C. M. (2018, April). Daily experiences of breastfeeding women at work. In S.D. Volpone & A.S. Gabriel (Chairs), Women at work: New considerations and advancements in research and practice. Symposium presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
  • *Gabriel, A.S., MacGowan, R. L., & Dahling, J. J. (2015, May). Patterns of the feedback environment: Links with employee outcomes. In F. Anseel & B. Kuvaas (Chairs), Strategies for improving the outcomes of feedback interventions. Symposium presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Oslo, Norway.

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Courses

  • Strategic Management

Professional Associations

  • Academy of Management - OB, HR, RM, & OT Divisions
  • Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology