Posts tagged women
Graduate student parents' perceptions of resources to support degree completion: implications for family therapy programs

This study explored graduate student parents' perceptions about the usefulness of campus, community, and potential resources. The results indicated that graduate student parents placed the greatest value on financial and childcare resources as well as having a supportive faculty advisor.

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"My life is too chaotic to practice what i preach": perceived benefits and challenges of being an academic women in family therapy and family studies programs

The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of female faculty in family therapy and family studies graduate programs. Specifically, we were interested in how female faculty members in these programs experienced their roles as academics, partners, and/or parents.

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Regulating the student body/ies: university policies and student parents

Despite a cultural positioning of care at the margins of academia, student parents now represent a significant proportion of the higher education population in England and in other Western countries. Research shows that, beyond the diversity of their experiences, time, childcare, financial, and well-being related issues prevail among them.

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Balancing parenthood and academia: work/family stress as influenced by gender and tenure status

The present research investigated the influence of gender and tenure status in academicians' experiences of balancing parenthood and an academic career. Men (n = 85) and women (n = 179) employed full-time in tenure-track academic positions with at least one child younger than the age of 16 responded via the Internet to a 36-item questionnaire assessing experiences and perceptions regarding work and family demands.

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