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ERIC Number: ED551689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 143
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2678-1576-7
Teleworking: Work/Life Balance of Online Instructors with Disabilities: A Phenomenological Study
Heisey, Allyson G.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Since the mid-1970s, teleworking has been recognized as being beneficial to organizations, individuals, and communities. In the 1980s and 1990s, advancements in technology made teleworking an attractive option for many workers, including those with disabilities. Teleworking has gained popularity and has been heralded as a method of accommodation for people with disabilities. Many studies have investigated the work/life balance of teleworkers, but the results of these studies were conclusive of all teleworkers. Revealed in this study was how 10 teleworkers--who were online instructors with a disability--perceived telework. Analysis of data that was gathered through the use of interviews and questionnaires revealed several common themes. One of those common themes, flexibility, was mentioned by all of the participants in this study as being a major advantage to teleworking, and played a key role in helping them balance their work/life responsibilities. Future research is needed in this area to better understand the attitudes and perceptions of disabled teleworkers. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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