ERIC Number: EJ836944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Self-Funded Leave and Life Role Development
Furbish, Dale S.
Journal of Employment Counseling, v46 n1 p38 Mar 2009
Self-funded leave is an employee benefit that provides a time resource to those who wish to develop interests and other life roles. Semistructured interviews were used for this qualitative study to explore the motivations for enrolling in the self-funded leave program, how the leave contributed to work-life balance through development of other life roles, and the difficulties that arose during the program. Adult transition theory is used to conceptualize the process of participating in self-funded leave programs and to suggest how employees who undertake self-funded leave can be best supported by career counselors.
Descriptors: Counselors, Career Counseling, Leaves of Absence, Role Perception, Interviews, Qualitative Research, Family Work Relationship, Motivation, Self Actualization, Employees
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A