Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (1st edition) talks about the challenges women have with trying to balance a family and career. This may also be defined as work-life balance as they (women) are raising families while also trying to getting ahead/managing their careers. The book was published March 11, 2013 by Alfred A. Knopf in New York and contains 240 pages. It can be found on Amazon in multiple formats starting at $6.31.
Psychological problems, discomforts, illnesses are on a rise in the present era, particularly in women. Today’s Women have house work as well as jobs to handle. The 21st century woman holds fast to her responsibilities both at home and job front. Balancing her responsibilities as a Mother, a Wife, a Sister, a Daughter, a Daughter-in-law and above all as an office-going
A woman has many decisions and sacrifices to make when balancing work and family. Ann-Marie Slaughter is the author of “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” where she explains what it is like to hold a higher ranking position and have children at home. She begins by building her credibility with personal facts and sources, citing other women in younger and older generations. Slaughter fills her essay with high emotion to empower women to be able to have a higher profession without giving up the time with the ones you love. She describes what it is like to lead her business life, and struggle to guide her children, when she doesn’t even have time for herself.
It is still common in today’s society to dismiss women’s experiences in the workforce. According to pureresearch.org, women are more likely than men to adjust their career in order to take care of their family. Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article has given me a lot of insight on how America is structured in terms of women in the workforce. She explains in her article “Why Women Can’t Have It All”, the difficulty of keeping a high profile job while taking care of her family. Her experiences is very common among women all over the spectrum of the workforce.
In Anne-Marie Slaughter’s essay “Why Women Still Can’t Have It all,” Slaughter wants to incorporate her professional success and family to have a balanced life. Slaughter is the president and CEO of the New American Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute and has worked as director of policy planning for the U.S. State Department. Slaughter is concerned about not being a supportive mother to her children because of work issues. Her career requires her to work for long periods of time while juggling reports and writing commentaries on drafts, leaving little room to spend time with her family. I agree that working in a high position job can have a negative effect on how most women view their success because they are constantly working without being able to put their energy to something they value-family.
Are racial/ethnic minority and/or female students more likely (or less likely) to face any of the five sources of chronic strain (role overload, interpersonal conflicts within role sets, interrole conflict, role captivity, and role restructuring) or ambient stressors than those faced by all students?
Barling, J., & Rosenbaum, A. (1986). Work stressors and wife abuse. Journal of applied psychology, 71, 346-348.
Role stress has been defined throughout sociological literature as occurring due to the expectations placed on an individual. The requirements and expectations of performing a role
They talked about the genders who struggling with their work-life balance. Genders have the most impacted on their lives when they faced the challenges of work-life balance while have family. Sometimes women feel the effects of lousy work life balance because they feel stressed with their famkly and work. They are still on same positons like lower level not same men’s level. Women frustrated to pay all of the bills for their family. That is why some genders feel the effects by being depression, stress, etc. that they frustrated with their work-life balance. Robert Dorment’s article tried to influence other audience that women should not complained about men because men are working so hard for themselves and their family. Anne-Marie Slaughter tried to tell women that they could successful with work-life balance. Third article from Margaret Weigel explained that wages inequality and unequal family responsibility is the most impacted on women because women who taking care of family most time. Last article, Work-Life Balance – An Integrated Approach: The case for joint and several responsibility, which affected this situation between men and women about, share responsibility that organizations should be able to support variety coworkers of their preferences and needs. The quote, “Organizations must learn to be able to support a variety of ‘flexstyles’ as a diversity attribute of
Many women have multiple life roles as mother, sole provider and wife. My multiple life roles are mother, student, employee, sister and daughter. In some cases, the woman is the mother, care-giver and sole provider. What can have an effect on a single mother or single father is need the time off to care for a sick child. However, men are still being paid more than women. A study conducted by Kumra and Vinnicumbe (2010), found that women had to actively display the negative stereotype that is attached to them because of their gender to accumulate social capital. The women had to act in a defensive way, which was seen as ambitious, likable and available Kumra and Vinnicumbe (2010). By acting this way is known as the organizational norms Kumra
It is commonly believed that women experience more stress then men primarily because they must content with stereotype threat. Negative gender stereotype can cause women turn out to be intuitively worried about affirming the stereotype and resulted the women neglect to perform up to her capacity. As indicated by a study, the working environment is a minefield of negative stereotypes for women since accomplishment in business and professions. Furthermore, women experience stereotype threat will be consuming mental resources to refute stereotype and indirectly reducing their mental resources for playing out the main
We spend much of daily lives working. In fact, Americans spend about eight-times as many hours working as they do eating and drinking (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013). Approximately seven in ten Americans report that they experience symptoms of stress (Anderson, Belar, Breckler, Nordal, Ballard, Bufka, Bossolo & Bethune, 2013). Stress is elicited by a variety of psychological stimulus associated with our jobs, our residences, our social interactions, and the activities we engage in (p. 249, Franken, 2007). Many Americans live with the burden of an unsatisfying job as well as a stressful workplace. An online survey of 1,848 people in the United States, conducted by the American Psychological Association, found that 74 percent of
This article investigated the impact of perceived social stressors on job and career satisfaction. Additionally, the researchers sought to find out if political skills could attenuate the negative effects of social stressors. The purpose of
Women often seek out their female friends in times of stress.1 But what happens when women’s source of support becomes the source of stress? Conflict with peers is in fact a major cause of stress for women, particularly young women. Social exclusion, derogation, gossip, and other forms of “relational aggression” are common among young women.2 In 2013, the CDC reported that 23.7% of high school girls were bullied on campus within the past year.3 Similarly, a previous study estimated that 24.6% of college students had been bullied by other students.4
Psychological stress is pressure placed on a person to adapt, cope, or adjust to a situation (Rathus, 2016, p.284). The result of prolonged stress can affect a person’s mood, pleasure experience, and have harmful effects on physical health (Rathus, 2016, p.284). Society in the twenty first century places high demands on people. Technology makes it very difficult to separate work life, school life, and home life. Today, society places a high value on a busy lifestyle for individuals. For example, many places of business are open twenty-four hours a day. In addition to societal pressures, attending a university adds to the stressors a person may experience. Going to school not only includes classroom time but it also includes homework,