Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

2015

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Counseling and Human Development

First Advisor

Amber Letcher

Keywords

work-family balance, family schedules, student attitudes, non-traditional students, WFS conflicts

Abstract

Research is scarce on the subject of work-family-school (WFS) conflict for nontraditional students. This study assessed the relationship between non-traditional students’ age, gender, and perceived level of support and their level of WFS conflict. It was predicted that older students would report higher levels of conflict than younger students, women would report higher levels of conflict than men, and students who received more support would have lower levels of conflict than those with less support. Three Midwestern universities were surveyed (N = 287). Both quantitative and qualitative data were gathered. Although the three hypotheses were not supported, the qualitative responses indicated new avenues for future inquiry into WFS conflict. Finally, suggestions for future research are discussed.

Description

Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-44)

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

56

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 2015 Amy Trautner. All rights reserved.

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