Name: Rachel A. August
Title: Professor of Psychology
Office Phone: (916) 278-6814
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
August, R. A. (2015). 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 (pp. 490-506). 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.
Recent Professional Presentations
Manongsong, A. M. S., August, R. A., & Vue, C. (2015, April). A new look at the Job Characteristics Model: Accounting for social features. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Las Vegas, NV.
Manongsong, A. M. S., August, R. A., & Vue, C. (2014, April). The role of positive psychology in understanding successful aging. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
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.
Recent Industry Projects
Co-Project Director, Understanding Middle School Parental Involvement, January, 2014 – present.
Co-designed project aimed at understanding barriers and facilitators to parental involvement at local middle school. Co-developed instruments for data collection via in-person interviews. Supervised large class of students in arranging and conducting interviews with parents, conducting background research, data analyses and interpretations. Supervised individual technical reports produced by each student as well as developed overall technical report for school in order to provide program feedback.
Project Director, Needs Assessment for Eskaton, January, 2011 - December, 2013.
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.
- Academy of Management
- Association for Women in Psychology
- National Career Development Association
- Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Western Psychological Association
- Career Transitions
- Career Development
- Women's Work Lives
- Late Career and Retirement
- College Student-Athlete Career Development
- Work-Life Interface
- Quality of Work Life
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