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ERIC Number: EJ1159222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1477-9714
Adding School to Work-Family Balance: The Role of Support for Portuguese Working Mothers Attending a Master's Degree
Andrade, Cláudia; Matias, Marisa
Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, v23 n2 p143-161 Nov 2017
This qualitative study examines the work, family, and study experiences of Portuguese professional women in two different career stages: early career and mid-career. Using semi-structured interviews with a sample of 22 working mothers enrolled in a master's degree, this study explores their experiences of combining the roles of mother, worker and student and the role of support for a successful integration of work-family and school. Support from peers was found to be a critical factor for successfully integrating work-family and school responsibilities. Differences in the use of partner and family support were found between early and mid-career women. Lack of or limited support from the workplace was a barrier that emerged in both groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal
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