Abstract

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.

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

Communication in the family; Marriage

Subject - Local

Dual-career couples, Marriage roles

Type

Dissertation

Page Count

151 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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