The impact of family-friendly policies and practices on working mothers and pregnant women

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Bagraim, Jeffrey en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Serman, Caryn en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-22T05:49:17Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-22T05:49:17Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Serman, C. 2002. The impact of family-friendly policies and practices on working mothers and pregnant women. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9778
dc.description Bibliography : leaves 121-135. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The demographic composition of the workplace reflects the increased labour force participation of women, including those who are married or have children. Women are also taking less time out of the workforce for childbirth – indicating that increasing numbers of organisations contain women that are either pregnant or mothers of young children. This research study investigates the impact that organisational family-friendly policies and practices have on the organisational commitment of pregnant women and working mothers. The three-component model of organisational commitment developed by Allen and Meyer (1990) serves as the conceptual basis for this study. Participants consisted of 52 women within two national organisations – the central one being an investment company, with the preliminary focus group conducted at an accounting firm. The research was conducted in the Western Cape, and comprised of one preliminary and 6 full focus groups, as well as an exploratory survey. Transcriptions of focus group discussions were analysed by means of thematic analysis, and quantitative data by means of t-tests. Results confirm those of previous research studies regarding women's need for family-friendly policies and practices. The qualitative emphasis allowed previously unrecognised policies and practices to emerge, as well as the positive and negative consequences of family-friendly policies and the absence thereof. These new findings may be important factors to consider in future research. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Organisational Psychology en_ZA
dc.title The impact of family-friendly policies and practices on working mothers and pregnant women en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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