Work-family conflict among public school principals

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dc.contributor.advisor Boyland, Lori G. Roush, Candace S. 2016-07-26T19:05:47Z 2016-07-26T19:05:47Z 2016-07-23
dc.description.abstract Being a school principal is not an easy job. There never seems to be enough time to devote to everything and everyone that need attention. The days are often long and mentally exhausting. Research suggests that for principals, finding a healthy balance between work and family life can be challenging. The purpose of this study was to explore the topic of how the principalship affects work-family balance. An online survey was conducted, which asked principals to report their perceptions regarding their personal levels of work-family conflict. A total of 310 principals across the state of Indiana participated in the survey. The results were analyzed both descriptively and inferentially. Principals’ demographics were compared statistically to their reported levels of work-family conflict, revealing several areas of significant difference, shedding light on the topic of principals’ work-family conflict. This research is important as it adds to our knowledge of the demanding role of school principal, and assists future and current principals in their efforts towards finding balance between work and family. This dissertation outlines all of the areas that were found to be statistically significant, discusses the implications of these results, provides recommendations for practitioners, and makes suggestions for further research. Keywords: principal, work-family conflict, work-family balance en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Leadership
dc.subject.lcsh Work-life balance.
dc.subject.lcsh School principals -- Indiana.
dc.title Work-family conflict among public school principals en_US
dc.title.alternative Work family conflict among public school principals Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US

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