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dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Patricia Annen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:10:37Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:10:37Z
dc.date.issued2003-04-10en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04242003-154952en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/27202
dc.description.abstractThe dissertation focuses on understanding the mothering experience of three internal organizational development consultant/managers who perceive that their experience informed their professional functioning. The questions that guided the study were: (a) What is the mothering experience of the internal organizational development consultant/manager who perceives that her experience informed her professional functioning? and (b) How does the mothering experience inform the professional functioning of the internal organizational development consultant/manager? A case study method using the grounded theory method of data analysis produced three narratives that suggested how the mothering experience influenced consulting and managerial functioning. Three themes emerged; namely: â being fully present,â â protecting by fighting for trust and safetyâ , and â bringing a caring stance.â In two of the cases, however, some contradictions were embedded in the data, suggesting a possible â idealized perception.â The ideology of the good mother is suggested as one explanation for the potential discrepancy between the co-researchersâ beliefs and self-reports of actual functioning in the three roles of mother, consultant, and manager. A larger construct of â careâ emerged, however, and related to the â ethic of careâ in organizational practice.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartPatriciaAMorganDissertation.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartAppendixG-SC.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartAppendixF-GC.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartAppendixE-BB.PDFen_US
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectadult learning theoryen_US
dc.subjectethic of careen_US
dc.subjectgrounded theoryen_US
dc.titleThe Meaning of the Motherhood Experience to the Work of the Internal Organizational Development Consultant/Manager: Three Case Studiesen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAdult Learning and Human Resource Developmenten_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAdult Learning and Human Resource Developmenten_US
dc.contributor.committeechairBoucouvalas, Marcieen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKlunk, Clare D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCline, Marvin Geralden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMorris, Linda E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrott, Pamelia E.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04242003-154952/en_US
dc.date.sdate2003-04-24en_US
dc.date.rdate2004-04-28
dc.date.adate2003-04-28en_US


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