Turning Away from Academic Careers: What Does Work-Family Have To Do with It?

@inproceedings{Quinn2009TurningAF,
  title={Turning Away from Academic Careers: What Does Work-Family Have To Do with It?},
  author={Kate H. Quinn and Elizabeth Litzler},
  year={2009}
}
This study explores factors in graduate students’ decisions to turn away from their academic career aspirations to determine the role of work-family concerns. An original survey instrument was designed to collect information about individual characteristics, experiences in graduate school, career aspiration, and perceptions of the familyfriendliness of academic careers. This paper focuses on 238 PhD students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and the arts… CONTINUE READING

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