A qualitative study of the lived experiences of dual career couples in which one partner is a physician is being proposed to fulfill the requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Family Studies. The study will look specifically at how these couples manage the role expectations and demands from the home front as well as from the work front. The study will also investigate how these couples create time for the dyad considering the demands of both careers. While dual career couples have their distinct features, physician families that have dual career attachments have been under studied in regard to the impact their work has on their marriage, and there is need for more empirical research that addresses this and other issues. The proposed study will add to the empirical literature and will have implications for future research, theory, and practice, as well as for work-life policy issues for physicians.
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
Communication in the family; Marriage
Subject - Local
Dual-career couples, Marriage roles
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Fider, Carlene Olivia, "Navigating Multiple Roles: Physicians Married to Non-Physician Professionals" (2011). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. Paper 30.
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