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ERIC Number: EJ1134353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2153-1900
Navigating the Water: Community College Faculty and Work-Life Balance
Latz, Amanda O.; Rediger, James N.
Journal of Faculty Development, v29 n1 p13-23 Jan 2015
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand if and how community college faculty construct work-life balance, as our review of the literature pointed toward a lack of research on this topic. Twenty-eight community college faculty members were interviewed, and six major findings were generated through the data analysis. Metaphors related to water were developed to articulate the findings, which were: (1) tides of life, (2) flow of the academic year, (3) the flood, (4) the maelstrom, (5) refraction, and (6) swimming and/or treading water. Each of these findings and concomitant practical implications are fully explained.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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