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Bulgan, Gökçe; Çiftçi, Ayse – Journal of International Students, 2018
The authors investigated how work-family balance mediated the relationship between personality traits, gender roles, social support, and psychosocial adjustment. Data were collected from 243 married international graduate students (MIGSs) studying in the United States. Results of structural equation modeling indicated that personality traits…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Foreign Students, Marriage, Individual Development
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Sarwar, Farhan; Panatik, Siti Aisyah; Sukor, Mohammad Saipol Mohd; Rusbadrol, Noraini – SAGE Open, 2021
Using data from 450 public sector faculty members, a job demand-resource model of antecedents of satisfaction with work-family balance (balance satisfaction) was tested using PLS SEM. To understand the factors and processes that shape up balance satisfaction, the mediating variables in the model were psychological capital, work-to-family conflict,…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction, Family Work Relationship, College Faculty
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Muasya, Gladys – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2016
Young mothers in Kenyan public schools experience a high level of work-family conflict. Currently, there are no formal family-friendly policies, despite declining levels of extended family support and rising cost of hiring domestic workers. A total of 375 female teachers from three towns and Nairobi city filled open-ended surveys to examine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Faculty, Urban Schools, Public School Teachers
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Muasya, Gladys – SAGE Open, 2016
The proportion of women working in the formal sector in Sub-Saharan Africa has increased in recent years. The kinship networks are weakening, leading to a decline in the traditional forms of support for child care and housework. This study examined the work-family balance options of women working in Kenyan universities within the context of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Employed Parents, Family Relationship
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Beddoes, Kacey; Pawley, Alice L. – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
This paper contributes new perspectives on the underrepresentation of female faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines by identifying how faculty themselves conceptualize or make sense of the problem. We conducted in-depth interviews with 19 STEM faculty members. The interviews were employed to identify…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Gender Issues, Women Faculty, Females
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Pillay, Soma; Kluvers, Ron; Abhayawansa, Subhash; Vranic, Vedran – Higher Education Research and Development, 2013
The higher education landscape is undergoing major transformation, with a significant impact on the work and family practices of academics and professional staff. The purpose of this exploratory study is to examine the extent to which (1) time-related, (2) strain-related and (3) demographical variables impact on the work/family balance of academic…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Stress Variables
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Allen, Tammy D.; Kiburz, Kaitlin M. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2012
The present study investigates the relationship between trait mindfulness and work-family balance among a sample of working parents. Sleep quality and vitality are tested as mediators of this relationship. Results indicate that those with greater mindfulness report greater work-family balance, better sleep quality, and greater vitality. As…
Descriptors: Employed Parents, Family Work Relationship, Sleep, Metacognition
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Nicklin, Jessica M.; McNall, Laurel A.; Cerasoli, Christopher P.; Varga, Claire M.; McGivney, R. J. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Using Warner and Hausdorf's (2009) framework, the authors empirically examined work-life balance and work outcomes among collegiate faculty teaching courses online. Quantitative and qualitative results from 138 online instructors demonstrated that basic psychological need satisfaction was related to higher levels of work-family enrichment, job…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Job Satisfaction
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Zhang, Huiping; Yip, Paul S. F.; Chi, Peilian; Chan, Kinsun; Cheung, Yee Tak; Zhang, Xiulan – Social Indicators Research, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the factor structure of the Work-Family Balance Scale (WFBS) and examine its reliability and validity in use in the urban Chinese population. The scale was validated using a sample of 605 urban Chinese residents from 7 cities. Exploratory factor analysis identified two factors: work-family conflict and…
Descriptors: Validity, Factor Structure, Employed Parents, Factor Analysis
Baran, Hasmig – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In contemporary society women leaders in education have struggled to balance work and family. While some women have succeeded in finding that balance, many others are still struggling. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the experiences of three Armenian women in senior-level leadership positions in higher education in the United…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Family Work Relationship, Women Administrators, Higher Education
Sorensen, Tyson J.; McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
This national study sought to extend previous research on the work-family balance (WFB) ability of secondary school agriculture teachers. We utilized data from a simple random sample of agriculture teachers to explore the relationships between work and family characteristics, WFB ability, and job satisfaction. Work role characteristics of interest…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teaching Experience, Family Work Relationship, Working Hours
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Ferguson, Merideth; Carlson, Dawn; Zivnuska, Suzanne; Whitten, Dwayne – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2012
This study examines social support (from both coworkers and partners) and its path to satisfaction through work-family balance. This study fills a gap by explaining how support impacts satisfaction in the same domain, across domains, and how it crosses over to impact the partner's domain. Using a matched dataset of 270 job incumbents and their…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Satisfaction, Family Work Relationship, Employees
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Basuil, Dynah A.; Casper, Wendy J. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2012
Using social learning theory as a framework, we explore two sets of antecedents to work and family role planning attitudes among emerging adults: their work-family balance self-efficacy and their perceptions of their parents' work-to-family conflict. A total of 187 college students completed a questionnaire concerning their work-family balance…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Self Efficacy, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Brown, Theresa J.; Clark, Christine – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2017
Background: Work family balance (WFB) is an individual's perception of the fit between work and family roles. Among employed parents of typically developing children WFB has been demonstrated to impact work functioning and physical and psychological health. Emerging from this mature field of research are examinations of WFB among parents of…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Literature Reviews, Disabilities, Employed Parents
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Brown, Theresa J.; Sumner, Kenneth E. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: Although work-family balance (WFB) has received much attention from researchers, there are relatively few studies exploring WFB in parents of children with disabilities. Such research is necessary because caregiving demands are greater among these parents than those caring for typically developing children. Objective: The objective was…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Parents, Children, Disabilities
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