Female physicians live and work in a very complex world fraught with professional demands and personal challenges. Twenty-seven married female physicians were interviewed for this study to assess demands and stressors endemic to them and to determine how they manage them. The breadth of this study looked at the demands and stressors of the female physician from the perspective of her work environment, home and family responsibilities, parenting responsibilities, and self-imposed demands in her perceived roles as a working wife and mother. Two main categories emerged during the development of grounded theory: System Challenge and System Adaptation. Additionally, work demands, home demands, child care demands, self imposed demands, reaching out and reaching in, emerged as subcategories. This present study has implications for theory, future research, family policy, work-family planning and execution, as well as employee incentives for married female physicians’ lives.
Curtis A. Fox
Naomi N. Modeste
Colwick M. Wilson
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Physicians, Women -- psychology; Stress, Psychological; Burnout, Professional; Adaptation, Psychological; Family -- psychology; Evaluation Studies.
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Starner, Eva Marie, "Stressors and Coping Mechanisms of Married Female Physicians : A Qualitative review" (2010). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 930.
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