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Title:Work and Family Roles: A Qualitative Study of Women and Men in Beginning Career and Family Stages
Author(s):Tipping, Lenore Marie
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Farmer, Helen S.
Department / Program:Education
Discipline:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Sociology, Individual and Family Studies
Abstract:Interviews with 24 women and men, ages 27 through 30, led to a perception of this cohort as a distinct subculture in our society. They are enabled by recent social changes which permit expanded roles, yet restricted by the gender-role expectations of former generations. While women are participating more fully in the provider role and men in the caretaker role, primary responsibility for these roles is still dictated by traditional gender-role beliefs. During approximately three hours of interviews, participants described their perceptions of work and family and their beliefs about combining work and family roles. They described their role values and priorities, their role conflicts, and their methods of coping with conflict. Challenged to integrate their inherited gender-role beliefs with current role expectations, the predominant tendency of this cohort is toward finding role harmony and balanced lives.
Issue Date:1997
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:169 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/80194
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9737275
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1997


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