Rachael Goodwin

Rachael Goodwin

Ph.D. Candidate in Management at the University of Utah
WAPPP Fellow
Rachael Goodwin

Bio

Rachael Dailey Goodwin is a Ph.D. Candidate in Management at the University of Utah. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., she was a visiting adjunct professor in the Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University. She investigates gender issues related to expected power, managerial social cognition (i.e., construal), and women’s desire to lead. She has a specific interest in increasing women’s personal sense of power in majority-male leadership groups, and in understanding gendered perceptions of leader communications. She also explores unethical behaviors (e.g., sexual harassment) that create obstacles for women. Her other research examines whistleblowing, and attitudes towards perpetrators and victims. Rachael’s work utilizes diverse methodologies including survey-based field research, experiments, experience sampling, text analysis, and archival data analysis. Rachael’s research has been published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Psychology of Women Quarterly.

 

Research Topic

Women’s likelihood to apply to majority male leadership: The role of construal, construal fit, and regulatory construal fit.