Associate Professor / Tulsa Campus
Associate Professor / Tulsa Campus
Dr. Jody A. Worley has been a faculty member in the Human Relations department at the University of Oklahoma since 2006. His primary research interests are in three distinct but related areas: Research methodology, organizational behavior/work-related issues (e.g., work-life integration, workplace diversity, and occupational burnout), and community psychology (e.g., quality of life issues for children and minorities).
Dr. Worley is currently working in collaboration with the Family Safety Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to better understand polyvictimization among survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. His other funded research projects involve working with non-profit human service organizations and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to better understand and address issues of foster care placement disruptions.
Graduate Courses Taught
Research in Human Relations
Diversity and Justice in Organizations
Recent Publications (2017-2020)
Worley, J. A. (in Press). Masculinity at work. In Joan F. Marques (Ed.), Exploring gender at work. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Worley, J. A., Gutierrez, K. (2020). Hope for the (new) iDeal worker: Resolving the flexibility-availability paradox. In Mireia las hera, Nuria Chinchilla, Marc Grau-Grau (Eds.), The new ideal worker: Organizations between work-life balance, women and leadership. New York: Springer. Submitted March 2018.
Gutierrez, K., & Worley, J. A. (2020). Is there an ideal worker in academia? What does the new ‘new’ normal of faculty work-life look like? A review of the literature and implications for practice and policy.” In Mireia Las Hera, Nuria Chinchilla, Marc Grau-Grau (Eds.), The new ideal worker: Organizations between work-life balance, women and leadership. New York: Springer. Submitted March 2018.
Worley, J. A. (2019). The role of empathy in the professional workplace. In Joan Marques (ed.). Routledge Companion to Management and Workplace Spirituality.
Worley, J. A. (2019). Locus of hope. In V. Zeigler-Hill & Shackelfor, T. K., (eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2322-1
AbuJbara, N. K., Worley, J. A. (2019). Performance measurement indicators in the healthcare industry: A systematic review. Global Business and Economics Review, 21(1), 43-68.
Worley, J. A. (2018). Visionary leadership in a team-oriented context. In Joan Marques & Satinder Dhiman (Eds.). Engaged Leadership: Transforming through Future Oriented Design Thinking. New York: Springer.
Worley, J. A. & Lloyd-Jones (2018). Generational diversity in the workplace. Diversity in the workplace: Current issues. In Byrd, M. and C. Scott (Eds.). Diversity in the workforce: Current issues and emerging trends, (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.
AbuJbara, N. K., Worley, J. A. (2018). Leading toward new horizons with soft skills. On the Horizon: Special Issue on Leadership, 26(3), 247-259. Doi: 10.1108/OTH-10-2017-0085. https://doi.org/10.1108/OTH-10-2017-0085
Munoz, R., Quinton, K., Worley, J. A., & Hellman, C. M. (2018). Locus of hope theory: External hope in parents/guardians as an antecedent of children's hope and life satisfaction. Child Indicators Research. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-018-9566-z
Hellman, C. M., Worley, J. A., & Munoz, R. (2018). Hope as a coping resource for caregiver resilience and well-being. In Bailey, W. A., & Harrist, A. W. (eds.). Family Caregiving: Fostering Resilience Across the Life Course. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-64783-8_5 https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-64783-8_5
Ross, A., Young, J., Hedin, R., Aran, G., Demand, A., Stafford, A., Worley, J., Vassar, M. (2018). A systematic review of outcomes in postoperative pain studies in pediatric and adolescent patients: Towards development of a core outcome set. Anaesthesia. doi:10.1111/anae.14211 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.14211/full
Holmes, J., Hermann, D. Koller, C., Khan, S., Umberham, B. Worley, J. A., Vassar, M. (2017). Heterogeneity of systematic reviews in oncology. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, 30(2), 163-166. http://www.baylorhealth.edu/Documents/BUMC%20Proceedings/2017_Vol_30/No_2/April_2017_BUMC_Proceedings.pdf
Worley, J. A. (2017). The Life Satisfaction Scale. In Zeigler-Hill, V. and T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. ISBN 978-3-319-24610-9.
Hellman, C. M., Munoz, R. T., Worley, J. A., Feeley, J. A., & Gillert, J. E. (2017). A reliability generalization on the Children’s Hope Scale. Child Indicators Research, 1-8. DOI: 10.1007/s12187-017-9467-6
Isaacson, M., Wyatt, M., & Worley, J. A. (2017). The professor paws project: Service dog education for persons with chronic conditions. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, Doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO2165 https://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=2636343
Selected Presentations at Professional Conferences:
Worley, J. A., Gutierrez, K. (2017). Hope for the (new) iDeal worker: Resolving the flexibility-availability paradox. Presented at the International Conference on Work and Family (ICWF), July 3-4, 2017, Barcelona, Spain.
Worley, J. A., Hellman, C. M., & Munoz, R. (2016). Flourishing, hope, and coping among women in transition. Presented at the Canadian Positive Psychology Conference, June 15-17, 2016, Toronto/Niagra-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Worley, J. A. (2015). Salient risk factors by type of child maltreatment. Presented at Child Maltreatment in Context: The first Haruv International Conference, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 14-15 October 2015.
Phipps, S. & Worley, J. A. (2015). Determining the Psychometric Properties of Tulsa Healthy Starts' Prenatal Risk Assessment Instrument (THSRA). Healthy Start National Conference, 14-16 November, Washington, DC.
Worley, J. A., & Worley, L. E. (2014). Work family conflict, emotional exhaustion, and negative health consequences among non-profit executive directors. Paper accepted for presentation at the Work and Family Researchers Network Conference, June 19-21, 2014, New York, New York
Funded Research Activities
2019-22 Principal Investigator on “Transforming Family Justice Center Services for Polyvictims.” Funding received from U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Crime Victims Fund ($136,095).
2016-19 Co-Principal Investigator on “A pathway to justice, healing and hope: Addressing polyvictimization in a Family Safety Center setting demonstration initiative.” Funding received from U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Crime Victims Fund ($166,666).
2014 Principal Investigator, “Healthy Start Risk Assessment.” Funding received from the Tulsa-City County Health Department, ($5,000).
2013 Principal Investigator, “Community indicators for child vulnerability to abuse and neglect: Development of a model for tracking crisis indicators utilization of child welfare system services.” Funding received from the Tulsa County Child Protection Coalition ($11,227).
2011 Principal Investigator, “Second Chance Act - Juvenile Offender Re-entry Project” with Tulsa Youth Services and the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs. Funding received through the US Department of Justice ($99,835).
2008-09 Co-Principal Investigator on "Child Care Portfolio Project" with the State of Oklahoma, Department of Human Services ($20,000).
2007-08 Co-Principal Investigator to evaluate the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) programs with Tulsa Public Schools ($31,728).
2007-08 Co-Principal Investigator contracted to evaluate the Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) with by Schusterman Family Foundation ($9,995).
2006-07 Tulsa Mayor’s Citizen Corps Contract Award to investigate volunteer engagement ($4,900).