Abstract

This qualitative study investigated the experiences of married minority female physicians as they navigate their professional and family life. The study examined the impact of multiple roles, gender, and ethnicity on the familial and professional life of married minority female physicians. The study consisted of 21 married minority female physicians and covered issues related to marital life, family life, stressors, ethnicity, and gender. Analysis reveals the core categories of: work demands, multiple role demands, role expectations, motherhood guilt, couple nurture, and accommodation. The study found that the category work demands impact the family life of the participants'; however, when the category accommodation was present it reduced the effect of work demands on married minority female physicians. This enabled the participants to navigate between their career and family with more balance.

LLU Discipline

Family Studies

Department

Counseling and Family Sciences

School

School of Science and Technology

First Advisor

Fox, Curtis A.

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Level

Ph.D.

Year Degree Awarded

January 2011

Date (Title Page)

6-1-2011

Language

English

Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings

Physicians, Women -- Psychology; Minority Groups;

Subject - Local

Career experiences, Vocational experiences

Type

Dissertation

Page Count

180 p.

Digital Format

Application/PDF

Digital Publisher

Loma Linda University Libraries

Usage Rights

This title appears here courtesy of the author, who has granted Loma Linda University a limited, non-exclusive right to make this publication available to the public. The author retains all other copyrights.

Collection

Loma Linda University Electronic Theses & Dissertations

Collection Website

http://scholarsrepository.llu.edu/etd/

Repository

Loma Linda University. Del E. Webb Memorial Library. University Archives

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