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ERIC Number: EJ797186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Women Leaders in High-Poverty Community Schools: Work-Related Stress and Family Impact
Lawson, Jennifer E.
Canadian Journal of Education, v31 n1 p55-77 2008
This qualitative study explores the experiences of women administrators in high-poverty community schools, investigating four women's perspectives on work demands and the impact on their families. Their work demands are related to the characteristics of impoverished communities, whereas their work resources are based on intrinsic rewards and social justice. Family demands and resources are related to the developmental stages of families, and therefore vary among the women interviewed. The research identifies the boundary-spanning demands between work and home, and the resources and strategies used by these educational leaders to manage the challenges of working in high-poverty community schools. [Abstract provided in both English and French.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada