The experience of time in families: the employed single mother perspective

dc.contributor.advisorDienhart, Anna
dc.contributor.authorHodgson, Judaline M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-03T18:09:16Z
dc.date.available2020-12-03T18:09:16Z
dc.date.copyright1998
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Family Relations and Applied Nutritionen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a qualitative investigation of the experience of time by employed single mothers. Nine employed single mothers participated in semi-structured interviews which were analyzed using grounded theory principles. The themes which emerged included unrelenting responsibility, fragile control, precious moments and a contrast between on-duty and off-duty time. The many roles these mothers fulfill require that they continually make decisions about time allocation. Unexpected events interfere with carefully made plans resulting in the experience of fragile control. These mothers value precious moments when family time can be given priority. Those with shared parenting agreements with a non-custodial parent, describe sharp contrasts between on-duty and off-duty time when children are cared for by the other parent. These mothers experience time as a precious commodity with many demands placed on it.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/21971
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectexperienceen_US
dc.subjecttimeen_US
dc.subjectemployed single mothersen_US
dc.subjectresponsibilityen_US
dc.subjectfragile controlen_US
dc.subjectprecious momenten_US
dc.subjecton-duty timeen_US
dc.subjectoff-duty timeen_US
dc.subjecttime allocationen_US
dc.subjectfamily timeen_US
dc.titleThe experience of time in families: the employed single mother perspectiveen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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