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Coping Strategies and Spousal Support and the Career Success of Women Faculty Members

Title: Coping Strategies and Spousal Support and the Career Success of Women Faculty Members.
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Name(s): Woodard, Joi E., author
Mullis, Ann K., professor directing dissertation
Schwartz, Robert A., outside committee member
Greenwood, Bonnie B., committee member
Department of Family and Child Sciences, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this study was to examine how perceived coping strategies and spousal support in family responsibilities relate to the career success of women faculty members at institutions of higher education. Women, more so than men, take responsibility for the family. With the growing difficulty in obtaining tenure-track positions and earning promotion, childbearing and child rearing can become a burden for female trying to earn tenure and promotion. The sample consisted of 46 women faculty members who were married and had at least one child under the age of 12. Based on the results, women faculty members who use the coping strategy of maintaining perspective also use the coping strategy of maintaining family system more often than those who use other coping strategies. In addition, women faculty members who have more support for work also have greater perceived career success compared to those who have less support for work. Lastly, women faculty members who have school-age children have more perceived spousal support compared to women who do not have school-age children.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0790 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Family and Child Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2005.
Date of Defense: Date of Defense: May 25, 2005.
Keywords: Coping Strategies, Spousal Support, Minority, Career Success, Women Faculty
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Ann K. Mullis, Professor Directing Dissertation; Robert A. Schwartz, Outside Committee Member; Bonnie B. Greenwood, Committee Member.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-0790
Owner Institution: FSU

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Woodard, J. E. (2005). Coping Strategies and Spousal Support and the Career Success of Women Faculty Members. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-0790