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.
|Advisor:||James, Geraldine S.|
|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|
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