Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Working parents with young children experience unique challenges when working at an institution of higher education. Each parent-professional’s experience is different, but researchers have revealed certain commonalities which will be examined in this study. The nine participants, all of whom work at a Christian liberal arts institution in the Midwest, in this study represent parents of pre-kindergarten age children. These individuals work in various ways on campus: administration, teaching faculty, student development faculty, and salaried staff. Ultimately, in this phenomenological study I seek to help university administrators, as well as parent-professionals, understand the tension between the demands of professional and domestic responsibilities.
James, Sara E., "Parents, Professionals, and Preschoolers: The Experience of Working Parents at a Christian, Liberal Arts Institution" (2010). Master of Arts in Higher Education Theses. 104.