Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Why Do Highly Educated Successful Career Women Make the Postnatal Decision To Stay Home with their Infants?
by Peralta, Pamela Agudelo, Ed.D., Argosy University/Hawai'i, 2012, 223; 3583939
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of the study was to understand, analyze, and interpret the defining factors that attributed to the decision strategy of highly educated successful career women to stay home upon the birth of a child. As well, the study ascertained the impact on the women’s lives once they stayed home full-time. This research study utilized the qualitative methodology based on a case study approach. The individual interview yielded complex dimensions according to the decision strategies the women employed. As a result of staying home, these women encountered internal and external changes. Additionally, their cultural upbringing influenced their style of mothering. The demographic questionnaire captured their individual profile. Discussion of the study and recommendations for future research were also explored.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: James, Geraldine S.
School: Argosy University/Hawai'i
School Location: United States -- Hawaii
Source: DAI-A 75/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Psychology, Gender studies
Keywords: Full-time mothers, Intensive mothering, Motherhood, Secure base, Stay-at-home moms
Publication Number: 3583939
ISBN: 978-1-321-19999-4
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