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Career and life-balance of professional women: a South African study.

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dc.contributor.author Whitehead, T.
dc.contributor.author Kotze, M.E.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-04T09:26:05Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-04T09:26:05Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation 1(3), 77-84. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/2930
dc.description.abstract A woman’s ability to balance multiple life-roles is directly related to her physical and mental well-being, and her career performance and success. This study aims to infer a theoretical framework for the in-depth understanding of the phenomenon of life-balance in the lives of 24 South African professional women. The Grounded Theory as a qualitative method was applied to derive a theory about the phenomenon inductively. Purposeful sampling was used to identify 24 professional women. In-depth interviews and a group session were conducted to gather data, and to confirm themes and concepts on which the theoretical framework was based. It was concluded that life-balance is a life-process with a cyclical nature, and a useful tool for achieving personal growth. Life-balance is therefore not “one, single ultimate experience”, but a series of individual experiences unfolding over time, which could be better described as “life-balance moments”. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SA Journal of Human Resource Management en
dc.rights Complies with the rights as specified by the publisher: http://sajhrm.co.za/ & Copyright University of Johannesburg en
dc.subject Physical well-being en
dc.subject Mental well-being en
dc.subject Career performance en
dc.subject Career success en
dc.subject Life-balance moments en
dc.title Career and life-balance of professional women: a South African study. en
dc.type Article en

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