Calling and conflict : a qualitative exploration of interrole conflict and the sanctification of work in Christian mothers
Rosemead School of Psychology
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.
Working mothers; Sex role; Women--Psychology;
Journal of Psychology and Theology
Anderson, Tamara Lynn and Hall, M. Elizabeth Lewis, "Calling and conflict : a qualitative exploration of interrole conflict and the sanctification of work in Christian mothers" (2005). Faculty Articles & Research. 8.