Rachel A. August

  • Contact Information

  • Title: Professor of Psychology
  • Office Location: Amador 364a
  • Office Hours: TBA
  • E-mail: raugust@csus.edu
  • Office Phone: (916) 278-6814
  • Mailing Address: Department of Psychology, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6007
  • Where to find me: Amador 364a

Courses that I teach

  • Psyc 4:  Navigating Psychology
  • Psyc 101:  Statistics for Psychology
  • Psyc 108:  Organizational Psychology
  • Psyc 122:  Qualitative Research in Psychology
  • Psyc 216:  Current Literature in I-O Psychology
  • Psyc 262:  Theoretical Foundations of Organizational Psychology

Recent Publications

August, R. A. (forthcoming).  Transitioning with Grace:  Women’s post-retirement needs and adjustment.  In A. Broadbridge & S. Fielden (Eds) Handbook of gendered careers in management:  Getting in, getting on, getting out.  Cheltenham, England:  Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. 

August, R. A. (2011).  Women’s retirement meanings:  Context, changes, and organizational lessons.  Gender in Management:  An International Journal,26(5), 351-366.

August, R. A. (2011).  Women’s later life career development:  Looking through the lens of the Kaleidoscope Career Model.  Journal of Career Development, 38(3), 208-236.

August, R. A., & Tuten, T. L. (2008).  Integrity in qualitative research:  Preparing ourselves, preparing our students.  Teaching and Learning:  The Journal of Natural Inquiry and Reflective Practice, 22(2), 82-92.

Tuten, T. L., & August, R. A. (2006).  Work-family conflict:  A study of lesbian mothers.   Women in Management Review, 21(7), 578-597.

Tuten, T. L. & August, R. A. (2004). Korea’s search for gender equality and women’s career growth. Advances in Competitiveness Research, 12(1), 37-43.  [Initially published as proceedings Journal of Global Competitiveness:  Annual Proceedings of the American Society for Competitiveness (2002), 10, 413-422 then selected as best conference paper for our division so published in Advances in Competitiveness Research].

August, R. A., & Tuten, T. L., (2003).  The Korean government’s role in women’s career growth. Women in Management Review, 18, 109-122.

August, R. A., & Quintero, V. C. (2001).  The role of opportunity structures in older women workers' careers.  Journal of Employment Counseling, 38, 62-81.

Wicker, A. W., & August, R. A. (2000).  Working lives in context:  Engaging the views of participants and analysts.  In W. B. Walsh, K. H. Craik, & R. H. Price (Eds.), Person-environment psychology:  New directions and perspectives (2nd ed.), (pp. 197-232).  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Recent Professional Presentations

August, R. A., & Lappas, C. L. (2013, April).  Kaleidoscope careers across the lifespan.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.

Huhtala, H. & August, R. A. (2013, April).  Retirement community residents’ financial concerns in the new economy.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.

August, R. A. (2012, April).  Meeting the needs of high and low income seniors in Sacramento County.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics, Los Angeles, CA.

August, R. A. (2010, April).  Women’s career success:  Looking through the Kaleidoscope.  Paper presented the annual Nammour Symposium, Department of Philosophy and Center for Practical and Professional Ethics, California State University - Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.

Perryman, C. A, & August, R. A. (2010, April).  Aging at home:  An invisible population.  Poster presented at the annual Western Psychology Conference for Undergraduate Research, St. Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA. 

August, R. A. (2009, May).  Teaching qualitative research in a meaningful way:  Developing authentic and evocative data.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science – Society for the Teaching of Psychology Teaching Institute, San Francisco, CA. 

Redman-Bentley, D., & August, R. (2009, May).  Qualitative analysis of student and facilitator responses to a case-based approach to interprofessional education.  Paper presented at Collaborating across Borders II:  Building Bridges between Interprofessional Education and Practice, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

August, R. A. (2008, April).  Variations in the transition to retirement for professional women.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, CA. 

August, R. A., & Tuten, T. L. (2008, April).  The centrality of job satisfaction in Eastern and Western cultures.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, CA.. 

August, R. A., & Tuten, T. L. (2007, March).  Correlates of family-work conflict among lesbian women.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Tuten, T. L., & August, R. A. (2006, March).  Brands and the expression of feminist identity.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, Ann Arbor, MI.

August, R. A., & Tuten, T. L., (2005, April).  Correlates of the balance of power in lesbian relationships.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Tuten, T. L., & August, R. A.  (2005, February)  Negotiating work-family conflict:  The role of being “out” at work.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, Tampa, FL. 

August, R. A., Tuten, T. L., Schroffel, L., & Brotherton, J. (2004, April).  A comparison of Americans and South Koreans on work-family conflict.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Phoenix, AX.

August, R. A., & Tuten, T. L. (2003, March).  Work-family conflict among Korean women.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, Jersey City, NJ.

August, R. A., & Tuten, T, L. (2002, November).  Korea’s search for gender equality and women’s career growth.  Paper presented at the American Society on Competitiveness, Washington, DC.

August, R. A. (2002, April).  Meanings of retirement for a new generation of workers.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

August, R. A., & Young, P. E., (2002, February).  Relationships and development of women's sense of self at midlife and beyond.  Paper presented at Persons, Processes, and Places:  Research on Families, Workplaces and Communities Conference, San Francisco, CA.

August, R. A., Wilson, K., Parrish, K., Davis, R., Bajorek, T. (2001, May).  Defining the nomological network for work self-concept.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Maui, HI.

August, R. A., Pike, E., Fury, V., Kley, G., & Calaway, K. (2000, April).  Work during the post-retirement years:  Perceptual distinctions and job satisfactions.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Recent Industry Projects

Project Director, Needs Assessment for Eskaton, January, 2011 - present.

Created, implemented, and continue to manage students in understanding experiences of aging and needs of residents living in Eskaton facilities at a continuing care retirement facility.  Project was created as a multi-year community Service Learning experience.  Created partnership and data collection instruments, and supervise on-site visits for interviews, background research, and analyses of program needs.  Supervise individual technical reports produced by each student as well as develop overall technical reports to agency for program feedback.

Project Director, Needs Assessment for In-Home Supportive Services Program, operated by Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services.  September, 2006 – December, 2010.

Created, implemented, and managed students in extensive needs assessment for In-Home Supportive Services program.  Project was created as a multi-year, interdisciplinary community Service Learning experience.  Created partnership and data collection instruments, and supervise in-home visits for interviews, background research, and analyses of program needs.  Supervised individual technical reports produced by each student as well as developed overall technical report to agency for program feedback.

Consultant Team Member, CSUS Community Engagement Center Volunteer Sacramento Project.  Spring, 2010.  

Volunteer Sacramento was an initiative from Mayor Kevin Johnson’s office to gather information about and increase participation rates of volunteerism in the city of Sacramento.  As a member of the consultation team, I helped develop a survey for data collection through multiple planning meetings with the Mayor’s office, piloted and revised the survey according to feedback, and collected data.

Professional Associations

  • Academy of Management
  • Association for Women in Psychology
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Western Psychological Association

Research Interests

  • Career Development
  • Work-Life Interface
  • Women's Work Lives
  • Late Careers
  • Retirement
  • Quality of Work Life

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