Title page for ETD etd-04242003-201815

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Vejar, Cynthia Marie
Author's Email Address cindyv13@hotmail.com
URN etd-04242003-201815
Title A Qualitative Approach Toward Understanding the Transition from Career to Fulltime Motherhood
Degree PhD
Department Counselor Education
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Maat, Mercedes ter Committee Co-Chair
Madison-Colmore, Octavia D. Committee Co-Chair
Cline, Marvin Gerald Committee Member
Henderson, Tammy L. Committee Member
Rosen, Karen H. Committee Member
  • Stay-at-home mother
  • Mother-child bond
  • Career-related issues
  • Mothering
Date of Defense 2003-04-09
Availability unrestricted
The dissertation begins by discussing the essence of the current study, which sought to accurately portray the experiences and realities of fulltime mothers, followed by a comprehensive literature review surrounding issues pertinent in motherhood. Subsequently, an explanation of the methodological approach utilized in the current study is provided, in addition to the overview of a pilot study which exemplified potential themes, obstacles, and assets anticipated within the actual research. The case studies of four women chosen to represent issues relevant to fulltime mothers are presented. Finally, the creation of a substantive Stay-at-home-mothering (i.e., SAHM) Model is offered, along with two SAHM portraits and a conclusion section, which includes an implications section along with an exploration of the personal discoveries made by the current researcher.
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