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dc.contributor.supervisor Williams-Whitt, Kelly
dc.contributor.author Enoh, Eno Ibok Jackson
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-21T18:45:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-21T18:45:59Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5693
dc.description.abstract This thesis examined the experiences of contract academic staff (CAS) regarding their use of work-life balance programs (WLBPs). As precarious employees, CAS are subject to work conditions that put them in a bind between surviving as precarious workers and meeting the demands of their work and family lives. As such, a clearer picture of how such highly-skilled professionals utilize WLBPs to achieve WLB is required. Adopting the phenomenology qualitative research approach, I used NVivo to analyze the data obtained from in-depth, semi-structured interviews conducted with ten research participants. Four themes emerged: precarious work, support and performance, gendered aspects of academia, and precarious workers’ use of WLBPs. Results showed that male and female CAS adopted similar WLBPs as boundary management strategies to integrate and/or separate their work and family obligations. The limitations and implications of the research for theory and practice were discussed and recommendations were made for future research. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of Business
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business)
dc.subject precarious work en_US
dc.subject gender roles en_US
dc.subject work-life balance programs en_US
dc.subject contract academic staff
dc.subject precarious employees
dc.subject.lcsh Work-life balance
dc.subject.lcsh Precarious employment
dc.subject.lcsh College teachers, Part-time -- Employment
dc.subject.lcsh Universities and colleges -- Professional staff
dc.subject.lcsh Sexual division of labor
dc.subject.lcsh Dissertations, Academic
dc.title Precarious work, gender roles, and the use of work-life balance programs in academia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Dhillon School of Business en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0454 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0703 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0451 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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