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Stephens, Casheena A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore working single mothers' work-life balance in order to better understand how employers can assist them. Role theory, role conflict theory, and spillover theory were utilized to examine how working single mothers experience work-life balance and how they perceive it. In this study, the researcher sought to…
Descriptors: Females, Employed Women, One Parent Family, Family Work Relationship
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Mazerolle, Stephanie M.; Barrett, Jessica L. – Athletic Training Education Journal, 2018
Context: Women are largely underrepresented in science fields in academe, and most often issues with motherhood and career-life balancing are identified as reasons. In athletic training, career-life balancing has become the dominant factor in women leaving the field, as they feel they cannot fulfill the roles of mother, spouse, and athletic…
Descriptors: Females, Disproportionate Representation, Family Work Relationship, Athletics
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Peifer, Janelle S.; Yangchen, Tenzin – SAGE Open, 2017
College students' intercultural competence (ICC) has become a focus of many higher education institutions. Yet, more work can be done to explore what variables play a role in this complex and multifaceted process. The current study investigated the association between the outcomes (i.e., cognitive, intrapersonal, and interpersonal domains of ICC),…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Concept, Cultural Awareness, Correlation
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Grunert, Megan L.; Bodner, George M. – Science Education International, 2011
This paper describes results from a study on the career choices of women earning doctorates in chemistry in the United States. Presented here are findings related to the participants' identification with traditional female gender roles and expectations for behavior in the male-dominated field of chemistry. Underlying a career decision-making model…
Descriptors: Careers, Personality Traits, Women Faculty, Females
Malson, Michelene R.; Woody, Bette – 1985
One aspect of the general rise in the number of single parent households is the high proportion of them that are headed by black women. Black families headed by women tend to be larger and are more likely to be impoverished. Contrary to popular belief, many black single mothers considered poor are employed women, not recipients of welfare. An…
Descriptors: Blacks, Employed Women, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Family Income
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Apple, Peggy L.; Whitney, Karen M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
When you become a a college president or chancellor, whether you like it or not, everyone close to you is part of your presidency. There are increasing numbers of presidents who are women, single, single and dating, single with children of various ages, divorced, cohabitating, parents of young/school-aged children, with no children, multiracial,…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Spouses, Family Work Relationship, Role
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Burden, Dianne S. – Family Relations, 1986
Examines the impact of combined work/family responsibilities on single-parent employees. Results indicated that parent employees, but particularly single female parents, were at risk for high job-family role strain and reduced levels of well-being. In spite of increased strain, however, single parents exhibited high levels of job satisfaction and…
Descriptors: Employed Parents, Employed Women, Employee Responsibility, Job Satisfaction
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Sisselman-Borgia, Amanda G.; Torino, Gina C. – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2017
While there is no single profile of the adult learner in the 21st century, there exists a common desire to obtain a degree in higher education. Adult learners as a group are comprised of a large number of women and individuals from various racial/ethnic groups. In addition, they often possess varied learning styles and maintain multiple roles and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Higher Education, Experiential Learning
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Jang, Soo Jung; Zippay, Allison; Park, Rhokeun – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2012
Employer initiatives that address the spillover of work strain onto family life include flexible work schedules. This study explored the mediating role of negative work-family spillover in the relationship between schedule flexibility and employee stress and the moderating roles of gender, family workload, and single-parent status. Data were drawn…
Descriptors: Employees, Family Work Relationship, Family Life, Working Hours
Eliason, Carol – 1978
The educational needs of neglected women are described in this report in the form of testimony from nationwide hearings on the subject, profiles of specific types of women, and case histories. Following each profile, solutions to the problems presented are suggested and existing programs are listed. Recommendations are made to revise existing…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Displaced Homemakers, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs
Miller, Kevin; Gault, Barbara; Thorman, Abby – Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2011
Parents of dependent children make up nearly a quarter (3.9 million) of the undergraduate students in the United States, and half of those parents are single parents (1.9 million). Many are pursuing postsecondary education with the hope of improving their families' lives. Research has shown that their strategy is a good one: postsecondary courses…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Parents, One Parent Family, Child Care
Mount San Antonio Community Coll. District, Walnut, CA. – 1991
The 107 California Community Colleges (CCC) are organized into 9 regions, each served by a regional Gender Equity/Single Parent Coordinator. The role of the coordinators is to improve communications and facilitate resource sharing among the colleges within their region in order to address the needs of and expand services provided to single parents…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Equal Education, Females, Inservice Teacher Education
Bashaw, Carolyn Terry – 1999
This study examines the accomplishments of four women who served as deans of women, a once-crucial but now defunct role, in U.S. coeducational institutions in the South. Their contributions are assessed by examining five areas: institutions, impediments, initiatives, infrastructure, and intimacy. Surveying the careers of Sarah Gibson Blanding,…
Descriptors: Coeducation, Deans of Students, Employed Women, Higher Education
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Link, Albert N.; Swann, Christopher A.; Bozeman, Barry – Economics of Education Review, 2008
Many previous time allocation studies treat work as a single activity and examine trade-offs between work and other activities. This paper investigates the at-work allocation of time among teaching, research, grant writing and service by science and engineering faculty at top US research universities. We focus on the relationship between tenure…
Descriptors: Tenure, Faculty Promotion, Research Universities, Social Science Research
Allingham, John D.; Spencer, Byron G. – 1968
To followup an earlier study of the relative importance of age, education, and marital status as variables influencing female participation in the labor force, this research attempts to measure the relative importance of similar factors in determining whether or not a woman works or wishes to work. Particular emphasis was given to such…
Descriptors: Age, Education, Employed Women, Employment Level
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