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Working Parents

Dr. Rebecca Greenbaum and colleagues analyzed how underlying feelings of fear or shame may impact employed parents’ productivity in the workplace. An online survey of 201 individual working parents and 259 sets of spouses who were both working parents was conducted. Key findings include: 1.) Parental identity threat was defined as a blended work-family experience where … Continue reading What Happens When Parental and Professional Identities Collide?

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center Dr. Sarah Jane Blithe analyzed the challenges of work-life balance and mothering. The research explores the development of work-friendly child spaces and points to deeper implications about the work and parenting expectations of mothers. A two-year ethnography totaling in 145 hours of observation was … Continue reading How Employed Mothers Make Use of Work-Friendly Child Spaces