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dc.contributor.advisorShatnawi, Dina
dc.contributor.advisorDiRenzo, Marco
dc.contributor.authorEmanuelsen, Kirk D.
dc.contributor.authorLee, Jon D.
dc.dateMarch 2015
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-06T19:17:35Z
dc.date.available2015-05-06T19:17:35Z
dc.date.issued2015-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45183
dc.description.abstractThis study explores gender differences in defining, interpreting and achieving life-work balance and the factors influencing occupational choice among naval officers. Since Navy-wide data is not available, and it was not possible for us to conduct interviews and administer a large-scale survey during the study timeframe, we led a smaller study using a sample of naval officers from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). In particular, 15 semi-structured interviews and 197 observations from an online survey administered to NPS students, all with a wide range of experiences and subspecialties, were collected. The data was analyzed using qualitative methods and common themes were identified. Findings suggest that men and women have similar definitions of life-work balance and identified similar factors that influence their occupational choice; however, women value more factors when making those decisions. While this study provides initial insight into factors that influence retention, gender differences in the scope and impact are worthy of further exploration.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/genderdifference1094545183
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleGender differences in life-work balance and their impact on female occupational choice and retentionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)en_US
dc.subject.authorFemaleen_US
dc.subject.authormanpoweren_US
dc.subject.authoraccessionen_US
dc.subject.authorretentionen_US
dc.subject.authorlife-work balanceen_US
dc.subject.authoroccupational choiceen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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