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.
Counseling and Family Sciences
School of Science and Technology
Fox, Curtis A.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Year Degree Awarded
Date (Title Page)
Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Physicians, Women -- Psychology; Minority Groups;
Subject - Local
Career experiences, Vocational experiences
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Clarke, Nishana, "Minority Female Physicians' Family and Career Experiences: A Qualitive Inquiry" (2011). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. Paper 26.
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