Title

Calling and conflict : a qualitative exploration of interrole conflict and the sanctification of work in Christian mothers

Publication Date

Fall 9-25-2005

Abstract

This study investigated the role of spirituality in working Christian mothers coping with tension due to interrole conflict, in light of past research suggesting a relationship between spirituality and coping constructs. Interviews with 32 mothers working in Christian academia were examined using a post hoc analysis of content informed by principles of grounded theory (Strauss & Corbin, 1998). Several aspects of a sense of calling emerged that appeared related to the experience of interrole tension: a sense of certitude, collaboration, and a context of purpose. It was theorized that for these women, the sanctification of work, through experiencing a sense of calling, was related to coping with interrole tension.

Keywords

Working mothers; Sex role; Women--Psychology;

Publication Title

Journal of Psychology and Theology

Volume

33

Issue

3

First Page

210

Last Page

223

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