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Male College Presidents With Children: Recollections on Perceptions of Work-life Balance.

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2016
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ABSTRACTThis qualitative research study explored the recollections of work-life balance andfatherhood through the reported experiences and reflections of select college presidents.The researcher used a basic narrative research practice which allowed individuals to sharetheir experiences while shedding light on how the individuals see themselves. Sixcollege presidents participated in one-on-one semi structured interviews.The researcher incorporated Clark's Work-family border theory as the frameworkfor this study, which recognized that a working individual largely functions in twoseparate domains: work and family. The presidents' experiences were examined withinthis construct and addressed the research question that guided the study: How do malecollege presidents balance their work and life domains?This study represents a significant addition to the scholarly literature concerningwork-life balance experienced by male college presidents as little scholarship exists inthis area. The results led to recommendations and implications for college Boards ofTrustees, professional development associations, spouses, and partners.
Title: Male College Presidents With Children: Recollections on Perceptions of Work-life Balance.
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Name(s): Armstrong, Asquith, Author
Cintron Delgado, Rosa, Committee Chair
Owens, J. Thomas, Committee Member
Boyd, Karen, Committee Member
Santana, Maria, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: ABSTRACTThis qualitative research study explored the recollections of work-life balance andfatherhood through the reported experiences and reflections of select college presidents.The researcher used a basic narrative research practice which allowed individuals to sharetheir experiences while shedding light on how the individuals see themselves. Sixcollege presidents participated in one-on-one semi structured interviews.The researcher incorporated Clark's Work-family border theory as the frameworkfor this study, which recognized that a working individual largely functions in twoseparate domains: work and family. The presidents' experiences were examined withinthis construct and addressed the research question that guided the study: How do malecollege presidents balance their work and life domains?This study represents a significant addition to the scholarly literature concerningwork-life balance experienced by male college presidents as little scholarship exists inthis area. The results led to recommendations and implications for college Boards ofTrustees, professional development associations, spouses, and partners.
Identifier: CFE0006254 (IID), ucf:51044 (fedora)
Note(s): 2016-08-01
Ed.D.
Education and Human Performance, Child, Family, and Community Sciences
Doctoral
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Subject(s): College Presidents -- Work-life balance -- Work-family balance
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0006254
Restrictions on Access: campus 2017-08-15
Host Institution: UCF

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