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dc.contributor.authorMatheson, Jennifer L.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:38:03Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:38:03Zen
dc.date.issued2002-04-26en
dc.identifier.otheretd-05222002-212746en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33103en
dc.description.abstractThis mixed-method study examines the work and personal life balance of Marriage & Family Therapy faculty members across the U.S., 16 of whom were interviewed to gain a deeper understanding of their work and personal life balance issues. Of those, six felt they had good balance, six felt they had poor balance, and four were "middle of the road." More men than women felt they had good balance. Faculty members indicated external and internal indicators such as family and workplace messages, health cues, feelings of contentment, and congruence with personal values help them determine how they feel about their work and personal life balance. Other findings indicate that many factors impact MFT faculty member's sense of their work and personal life balance, including child and relationship status, tenure status, and gender issues. Balance enhancers included job flexibility, setting healthy boundaries, their ability to say no, spirituality, positive work esteem, and participation in non-work activities. Balance reducers included developing bad habits, negative work esteem, problematic but temporary life circumstances, and poor work boundaries. Faculty members also discussed some of their coping strategies and made recommendations for future MFT faculty members such as good self care, not viewing work as a race, being intentional, prioritizing, and strategizing.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartMathesonETD.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectQualitative Researchen
dc.subjectMarriage & Family Therapyen
dc.subjectWork and Personal Life Balanceen
dc.subjectFacultyen
dc.titleMarriage & Family Therapy Faculty Member's Balance of Work and Personal Lifeen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Developmenten
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Developmenten
dc.contributor.committeechairRosen, Karen H.en
dc.contributor.committeememberMcCollum, Eric E.en
dc.contributor.committeememberStith, Sandra M.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05222002-212746/en
dc.date.sdate2002-05-22en
dc.date.rdate2003-05-29en
dc.date.adate2002-05-29en


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