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Kaylee Hackney, Ph.D. - Baylor University . Waco, TX, US

Kaylee Hackney, Ph.D. Kaylee Hackney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management | Baylor University

Waco, TX, UNITED STATES

Dr. Hackney is an expert in Employee Work and Family Management as well as Workplace and Pregnancy Discrimination

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Biography

Kaylee Hackney, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business. She studies the challenges employees face when navigating work and family. Her research has been published in top academic publications such as the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Journal of Organizational Behavior and featured in Forbes, Businessweek, and Psychology Today. Kaylee teaches Leadership and Organizational Behavior at Baylor University.

Areas of Expertise (8)

pregnancy descrimination

Work-Life Balance

Work-family balance

pregnancy at work

working during pregnancy

miscarriage in the workplace

discrimination at work

Workplace Discrimination

Education (3)

Florida State University: Ph.D. in Business Administration, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Eastern Illinois University: MBA

Eastern Illinois University: BA, French

Media Appearances (6)

Pregnancy Discrimination In The Workplace Affects Mother And Baby Health

Forbes  online

2020-07-11

A landmark Baylor University study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology surveyed 252 pregnant employees. The researchers measured perceived pregnancy discrimination, perceived stress, demographics and postpartum depressive symptoms. Other measurements included the babies' health outcomes, such as gestational age, Apgar score (heart rate, respiration, muscle tone, reflex response and color), birth weight and visits to the doctor. The results showed that pregnancy discrimination has a negative impact on the mother’s and baby’s health. Pregnancy discrimination was linked to increased levels of postpartum depressive symptoms for mothers and lower birth weights, lower gestational ages and increased numbers of doctor visits for babies.

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How to Keep Pregnant Workers Safe and Supported

Occupational Health & Safety  online

2020-07-22

Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace—direct or indirect—can have effects on the woman and baby’s health. Make sure you are supporting and respecting your pregnant workers, especially with new legislation.

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Increased organizational support for employees’ adoption efforts yields positive benefits

Health Medicine Network  online

2021-06-23

When an organization supports its employees who choose to adopt children, the employees, their families, the adopted children and the organization itself experience positive benefits and outcomes, according to new research from Baylor University.

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How Workplace Discrimination Affects Pregnant Mothers & Unborn Babies

Babygaga  

2020-07-12

Women in the workplace can find themselves having to work harder to prove that they are just as good as their male counterparts so that when it is time for promotions, they are not overlooked simply because of their gender. While gender discrimination may have declined slightly over the years, in many organizations and male-dominated fields of work, it can still be found. And unfortunately, for those women who become pregnant, the workplace can become a toxic environment that is not beneficial for the mother-to-be's health.

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When the Boss is Bad for the Baby

Bloomberg  online

2020-07-09

A Baylor University study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology surveyed 252 pregnant employees. The researchers measured perceived pregnancy discrimination, perceived stress, demographics and postpartum depressive symptoms. Other measurements included the babies' health outcomes, such as gestational age, Apgar score (heart rate, respiration, muscle tone, reflex response and color), birth weight and visits to the doctor.

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Increased organizational support for employee adoption efforts brings positive benefits

Florida News Times  online

2021-06-24

According to a new study from Baylor University, when an organization assists an employee who chooses adoption, the employee, his family, the adopted child, and the organization itself experience positive benefits and outcomes.

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Articles (6)

Examining the effects of perceived pregnancy discrimination on mother and baby health

Journal of Applied Psychology (2021)

Hackney, K. J., Daniels, S. R., Paustian-Underdahl, S., Perrewé, P. L., Mandeville, A. & Eaton, A.

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Vicarious abusive supervision and turnover in working mothers: Does financial dependency trigger emotional disconnect?

Journal of Organizational Behavior (2021)

Thompson, M. J., Carlson, D. S., Hackney, K. J., Vogel, R.

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It takes a village: How organizational support for adoption positively affects employees and their families

Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (2021)

Quade, M. J., Hackney, K. J., Carlson, D. S., & Hanlon, R. P.

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With a little help from my (her) friends: The role of friend support on the negative effects of job engagement for married couples

Journal of Vocational Behavior (2021)

Carlson, D. S., Thompson, M. J., & Hackney, K. J., Crawford, W.

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Book Chapter: Examining the role of pregnancy in work organizations: implications for the well-being of the mother and baby

Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, Vol. 36 (2018) by M. Buckley, J. Halbesleben, & A. R. Wheeler (Eds.)

Hackney, K. J. & Perrewé, P. L.

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Book Chapter: Invisible Grief: An Examination of Miscarriage in the Workplace

Stress and Quality of Working Life, Vol. 7 (2020) by A. M. Rossi, J. Meurs, & P. Perrewé (Eds.)

Hackney, K. J., Wu, C., & Nuner, J.

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