The purpose of this study is to review the literature regarding the plurality of roles of women, including work-life balance issues. The purpose of this study is also to share insights regarding the role of faith in women’s identity, relational style, drive and motivation, and adaptive style. This phenomenological study used the narrative life-course framework to gain understanding of eleven women’s lives as they seek balance in work and life. Four themes were selected based on a previous study by Giele, and include identity, relational style, drive and motivation, and adaptive style. The findings indicate that for those who value faith as an element in their lives, they connect faith to their work, viewing it as part of God’s purpose for their lives and derive meaning from that work. They also value professional and personal relationships that reflected their own faith and values as part of their coping strategies.
|Commitee:||Schmieder-Ramirez, June, Tobin, Judge John|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-A 73/02, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Religion, Womens studies, Individual & family studies|
|Keywords:||Faith, Gender, Motivation, Women, Work-life balance|
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