Jessica M. Badger

Name: Jessica M. Badger
Agency: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral & Social Sciences
Division: Foundational Science Research Unit, Fort Belvoir, VA
School: The George Washington University
Program of Study: Ph.D., Psychology (Industrial/Organizational), 2014
Synopsis:I am currently working as a post-doctoral research fellow with Dr. Richard Hoffman as part of FSRU's command climate research program. I am conducting research examining the outcomes of command climate and identifying the contextual factors that moderate these relationships. I am also assisting in an evaluation and baseline assessment of the DoD's command climate survey.

Prior to becoming a post-doctoral research fellow, I served as a graduate research fellow, working with Dr. David Costanza and Dr. Jay Goodwin to gain a better understanding of generational differences in the Army. This research focused on learning how variables like job satisfaction and organizational commitment change over time and whether any differences found are attributable to age, historical time period, or generational cohort. We also examined how various statistical approaches used to study generational differences affect results and the conclusions drawn.
Badger, J.M. (2011, May). Generational membership explains little variance in job satisfaction. Paper presented at the 23rd annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.

Badger, J. M., Costanza, D. P., Blacksmith, N., & Severt, J. B. (2014, May). Testing the theory of shared experiences in generational differences. Paper to be presented at the 29th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

Badger, J. M., Gouge, M. C., & Rochette, L. M. (2014, August). Unit Resilience in the U.S. Army: Challenges and Opportunities. In M. Jimenez & L. M. Rochette (Chairs), What’s Next in Resilience Research. Symposium to be presented at the 122nd annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Costanza, D. P., Badger, J. M., Fraser, R. L., Severt, J. B., & Gade, P. A. (2012). Generational differences in work-related attitudes: A meta-analysis. Journal of Business and Psychology, 27, 375-394.

Severt, J. B., Badger, J. M., Brown, A. R., & Costanza, D. P. (2012, August). A comparison of
analytical methods used to partition age-period-cohort effects.
Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Severt, J. B., Badger, J. M., Fraser, R. L., Costanza, D. P., & Gade, P. A. (2011, May). Lack of generational differences in work-related outcomes: A Meta-Analysis. Paper presented at the 23rd annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.
Dates: Start: 05/2010 End: 08/2014