The Baby Bump

Managing a Dynamic Stigma Over Time

Kristen P. Jones, Eden B. King, Veronica L. Gilrane, Tracy C. McCausland, Jose M. Cortina, Kevin Grimm

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Abstract

In light of the prevalent experience, theoretical importance, and underexamination of the intersection of pregnancy and work, the current study explores how pregnant employees manage their concealable stigmatized identities at work over the course of pregnancy. Using a weekly survey methodology, we were able to examine within-person changes in identity management and physical health. Results suggested a reciprocal relationship between revealing and physical health wherein revealing led to more frequent physical health symptoms and more frequent physical health symptoms led to decreased revealing. Furthermore, concealing exerted a unidirectional impact on physical health wherein concealing predicted subsequent decreases in physical health symptoms. Finally, supportive work–family cultures and supervisor support were linked to lower concealing, higher revealing, and less frequent physical health symptoms at the initial measurement occasion (i.e., earlier stages of pregnancy); however, these benefits appeared to diminish over time. The implications of these findings for theory and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1530-1556
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Management
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Stigma
Physical health
Pregnancy
Employees
Identity management
Supervisor support
Survey methodology

Keywords

  • diversity/gender
  • identity
  • individual decision making
  • well-being
  • work–family conflict/management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Finance

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Jones, K. P., King, E. B., Gilrane, V. L., McCausland, T. C., Cortina, J. M., & Grimm, K. (2016). The Baby Bump: Managing a Dynamic Stigma Over Time. Journal of Management, 42(6), 1530-1556. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206313503012

The Baby Bump : Managing a Dynamic Stigma Over Time. / Jones, Kristen P.; King, Eden B.; Gilrane, Veronica L.; McCausland, Tracy C.; Cortina, Jose M.; Grimm, Kevin.

In: Journal of Management, Vol. 42, No. 6, 01.09.2016, p. 1530-1556.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jones, KP, King, EB, Gilrane, VL, McCausland, TC, Cortina, JM & Grimm, K 2016, 'The Baby Bump: Managing a Dynamic Stigma Over Time', Journal of Management, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 1530-1556. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206313503012
Jones KP, King EB, Gilrane VL, McCausland TC, Cortina JM, Grimm K. The Baby Bump: Managing a Dynamic Stigma Over Time. Journal of Management. 2016 Sep 1;42(6):1530-1556. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206313503012
Jones, Kristen P. ; King, Eden B. ; Gilrane, Veronica L. ; McCausland, Tracy C. ; Cortina, Jose M. ; Grimm, Kevin. / The Baby Bump : Managing a Dynamic Stigma Over Time. In: Journal of Management. 2016 ; Vol. 42, No. 6. pp. 1530-1556.
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