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Work-Family Interface during the Age thirty Transition: Experiences of Women Professionals from the Corporate sector

Javalgekar , Supriya Shreekant (2012) Work-Family Interface during the Age thirty Transition: Experiences of Women Professionals from the Corporate sector. Other thesis, Christ University.

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Abstract

The age thirty transition is a significant developmental transition in the lives of women. Past studies have found this to be a period of disruption and re-evaluation of choices before lasting commitments are made in work and family. This research is focused on studying the experiences of women professionals from the corporate sector as they negotiate the age thirty transition and the work-family interface during this transition period. It provides a current understanding of this transition in lives of women professionals in the context of urban India. Based in the paradigm of phenomenology, this study follows the IPA method. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six women and the data was analyzed at individual as well as cross-case level. The findings indicate that approach of age thirty i.e. approximately between ages 25 and 31 is a transitional period as the young women enter and establish themselves in adult roles in work and family. The changes in their environment and social expectations interact with developmental changes within the ‘self’. Amidst unique individual experiences, the results suggest a common structure of the transition experience with distinct phases and an evolution of work-family interface across these phases. Keywords: age thirty transition, work-family interface

Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Subjects:Thesis > MPhil > Psychology
Divisions:M Phil > Psychology
ID Code:4934
Deposited By:Knowledge Center Christ University
Deposited On:17 Oct 2013 19:03
Last Modified:17 Oct 2013 19:03

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