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dc.contributor.advisorCairns, Sharon L.
dc.contributor.authorFix, Jane Allison
dc.date2019-06
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-02T20:56:53Z
dc.date.available2019-05-02T20:56:53Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-29
dc.identifier.citationFix, J. A. (2019). Apple Sauce & Academia: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Student-Mothers' Experiences in Graduate School (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/110257
dc.description.abstractDespite extensive research on the impacts of stress on the traditional student body in higher education, the presence of mothers in graduate school and their unique experiences and contributions have all but gone unnoticed. Specifically, the emotional and physical impacts of gendered role integration in graduate school remain largely unknown. In this study, I explore the lived experience of six Canadian graduate student-mothers. All of the participants were married, residing with the biological father of their children, and were between the ages of 30 and 41 years during their time in graduate school. Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) as a guide, semi-structured interviews were conducted to obtain a deeper understanding of the student-mothers’ multiple-role experiences. Five over-arching themes emerged (a) power of values, (b) socio-ecological system, (c) experience of role integration, (d) coping strategies, and (e) reflections of meaning. A better understanding of the experience of graduate student-mothers can help inform treatment protocols for medical and mental health professionals, provide recommendations to current and prospective students, as well as foster compassion and systemic change within the academe.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.en_US
dc.subjectmother, graduate school, role integration, values, copingen_US
dc.subject.classificationEducation--Adult and Continuingen_US
dc.subject.classificationSocial Structure and Developmenten_US
dc.subject.classificationWomen's Studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationMental Healthen_US
dc.titleApple Sauce & Academia: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Student-Mothers' Experiences in Graduate Schoolen_US
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.publisher.facultyWerklund School of Educationen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (MSc)en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducation Graduate Program – Educational Psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCairns, Sharon L.
dc.contributor.committeememberKassan, Anusha
dc.contributor.committeememberLaverty, Ann M.
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.