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ERIC Number: EJ771441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Coworking as a Career Strategy: Implications for the Work and Family Lives of University Employees
Sweet, Stephen; Moen, Phyllis
Innovative Higher Education, v28 n4 p255-272 Sep 2004
This study of 276 couples compares coworking couples, which means both partners work for the same university, with noncoworking couples, those couples in which only one partner is employed at a university. Among the employees at the two universities studied, one in seven dual-earner couples cowork. These couples are more educated and are less likely to prioritize one spouses' career over that of the other, as compared to noncoworking couples. Coworking is positively associated with work commitment and family success for husbands and with family and marital satisfaction for wives, especially for couples with graduate degrees. Findings suggest that employment of spouses can be beneficial to employees and institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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