Scholarship

Dissertation

Title: The supporter matters: Exploring how supporter characteristics influence the type and amount of social support provided

Proposal Defense: January 14, 2020

Current Status: data collection completed; analysis stage

Expected Final Defense: May 2021

Committee: Douglas R. May (Chair), Jill E. Ellingson, James P. Guthrie, Jessica Li, and Catherine E. Schwoerer

Publications

  • May, D. R., Chen, J., Schwoerer, C. E., & Deeg, M. D. (2019). Fostering the human spirit: A positive ethical framework for experiencing meaningfulness at work. In R. Yeoman, K. Bailey, A. Madden, & M. Thompson (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook on Meaningful Work (pp. 347-372). New York: Oxford University Press.

Under review

  • May, D. R., Luth, M. T., Deeg, M. D., & Schwoerer, C. E. [Influence of moral competencies and moral meaningfulness on moral behaviors]. Under 2nd review at Journal of Business Ethics.

  • Deeg, M. D., & May, D. R. [Work and life well-being outcomes of ethical actions at work]. Preparing 1st Revision at Journal of Business Ethics.

  • Deeg, M. D., & May, D. R. [Connections between moral traits and morally courageous behaviors at work]. Under review at Business Ethics Quarterly (submitted December 2020).

Work in progress

  • Chen, J., May, D. R., Schwoerer, C. E., & Deeg, M. D. [Career calling and its association with voice behavior]. Final revision stage. (Target journal: Journal of Career Development)

  • Schloemer, H. A., Deeg, M. D., & McDaniel, K. [Impact of individual and relational characteristics on student stress, burnout, performance, and retention]. Final revision stage. (Target journal: Journal of Management Education)

  • Jo, J., & Deeg, M. D. [A conceptual framework for experiencing personal growth through voice at work]. Final revision stage. (Target journal: Journal of Management)

  • Deeg, M. D., Henck, A. F., & Matthes, D. [Multilevel theoretical framework for understanding work-family norm creation during times of uncertainty]. Manuscript writing stage. (Target: Work from Home: Multi-level Perspectives on the New Normal; abstract proposal accepted)

  • Deeg, M. D. [Review of individual social support literature]. Manuscript writing stage. (Target journal: Journal of Management)

  • Deeg, M. D. [Examining how supporter understandings influence social support adequacy]. Manuscript writing stage. (Target journal: Journal of Organizational Behavior)

  • Deeg, M. D., & Schloemer, H. A. [Social support and decisions to engage in entrepreneurship]. Manuscript writing stage. (Target journal: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice)

  • Deeg, M. D., May, D. R., & Schwoerer, C. E. [Impact of volunteering on work meaning, passion, and civic engagement] Data collection stage. (Target journal: Journal of Vocational Behavior)

Conference presentations

  • Deeg, M. D., & May, D. R. (2017). The volunteer experience: Influences on work meaningfulness, passion and civic engagement. Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

  • Deeg, M. D., & May, D. R. (2018). Building courage and meaningfulness through character: Examining the linkages between employees’ character strengths, professional moral courage, and work meaningfulness. 2018 Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL, United States.

  • Deeg, M. D., & May, D. R. (2020). The benefits of acting ethically at work: Effects of moral courage on meaningfulness and well-being. 2020 Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Schloemer, H. A., Deeg, M. D., McDaniel, K., & Sanjrani, A. (2020). Psychological capital and perceptions of social support as solutions to student burnout and performance issues. 2020 Midwest Academy of Management Annual Conference.

Grants and awards received

  • University of Kansas Graduate Studies – Doctoral Student Research Fund - $1500 grant