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The meaning of time for reduced -load workers and their families


2000 2000

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the temporal experiences of reduced-load workers and their families. Reduced-load scheduling is a work and family issue. The social institutions of work and family are in flux and are related to other social issues such as gender roles. Gender roles have largely been assumed to follow traditional norms of men working outside the home and women taking primary responsibility for the home. Concepts and experiences of time have been assumed to be Newtonian, linear time. Using grounded theory methodology participants' temporal experiences are explored. Participants use a number of means, such as time management, buying time, and using technology, to address their temporal realities. Time is mostly conceptualized as a commodity for participants, although they do deal with other meanings of time simultaneously. They value control over and flexibility in scheduling their time. Following the actions that families take there are implications that traditional gender roles are in transition.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Families & family life;
Personal relationships;
Sociology;
Social psychology
Classification
0628: Families & family life
0628: Personal relationships
0628: Sociology
0451: Social psychology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology; Families; Reduced-load workers; Scheduling; Time
Title
The meaning of time for reduced -load workers and their families
Author
Smith, Stephen C.
Number of pages
154
Publication year
2000
Degree date
2000
School code
0183
Source
DAI-A 62/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780493462479, 0493462473
Advisor
MacDermid, Shelley M.
University/institution
Purdue University
University location
United States -- Indiana
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3033171
ProQuest document ID
275862117
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/275862117/abstract
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