Understanding the experience of midlife women taking part in a work-life balance career coaching programme: an interpretative phenomenological analysis

Brown, C. & Yates, J. (2018). Understanding the experience of midlife women taking part in a work-life balance career coaching programme: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 16(1), pp. 110-125. doi: 10.24384/000472

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Abstract

Midlife women currently have the highest ever presence in the work place with many juggling work with demanding home lives. Women are reporting increased dissatisfaction with their work - life balance yet few studies exist exploring how practical interventions might help . This action - research involved five female participants , based in Lon don, on a career coaching programme designed to improve work - life balance. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis suggested the programme offered a safe place to support women in reconciling work and life roles with their individual values and needs. Thr ough increasing positivity and resilience the coaching enabled participants to define and shape a better work - life balance .

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © the Author(s) Published by Oxford Brookes University. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of Psychology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/18992

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