Occupations & Work Relations

Mariam Abouelenin

My research intersects gender, work-family balance, and family justice, with a special focus on the Middle East and North Africa. I explore how global socioeconomic shifts and cultural changes, including political instability and the Covid-19 pandemic, have influenced gender dynamics and inequalities. My PhD research investigated the persistence of gender inequalities in Egypt, assessing how [Read More...]

2024-04-05T11:23:03-04:00April 4th, 2024|

Kwaku Abrefa Busia, PhD

Kwaku Abrefa Busia, Ph.D., is a RGC Postdoctoral Fellow (Research Assistant Professor) at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong where he completed his PhD in Sociology and Social Policy. He also doubles as a research associate at the Department of Sociology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. His doctoral [Read More...]

2024-01-24T15:28:25-05:00January 24th, 2024|

Influence of family factors on service members’ decisions to leave the military.

Background: Service member retention is a crucial aspect in maintainingand advancing the U.S. military and its mission. To increase retention, it isimportant to understand why active duty personnel voluntarily leave whilethey are still highly qualified. For married service members, spouses likelyinfluence the decision to stay or leave military service. Objective: Thecurrent study used data from [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:51:21-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

“Commit professional suicide or take up my pilgrim’s staff again?”: A cultural examination of how female managers resolve shock events in developing regions.

How do key cultural aspects of individualism/collectivism and gender egalitarianism shape the decision making of female managers from developing regions when handling major work–family conflicts (WFC)? We address this question by drawing on a qualitative study of 50 female managers from developing countries in Asia, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa who work in one particular [Read More...]

2023-06-08T13:53:12-04:00June 8th, 2023|

Academia and Motherhood: A Narrative Inquiry of Ontario Academic Mothers’ Experiences in University Graduate Programs

This research provides a qualitative narrative inquiry into the experiences of academic mothers from a Southwestern Ontario university campus. Analysis of the semi-structured interviews and focus groups reveal six key themes regarding the nexus between motherhood and academia: (1) intersection of work and family; (2) embodied experiences of pregnancy; (3) mentoring and networking opportunities; (4) [Read More...]

2023-06-08T12:57:22-04:00June 8th, 2023|

Organisational voice and employee‐focused voice: Two distinct voice forms and their effects on burnout and innovative behavior.

Scholars and practitioners have long emphasised the importance of employees speaking up about workplace issues. Yet, voice research remains divided on fundamental questions such as underlying purpose. Drawing on the Job Demands‐Resources Model, this study offers an integrative perspective, building on the idea that the interests of employees and managers are distinct concerning the purpose [Read More...]

2023-06-01T11:39:07-04:00June 1st, 2023|

Implementing Diversity Training Targeting Faculty Micro-Aggressions & Inclusion: Practical Insights and Initial Findings

Despite the importance of faculty diversity training for advancing an inclusive society, little research examines whether participation improves inclusion perceptions and belongingness. Integrating training and diversity education literature concepts, this study examines the effectiveness of training targeting microaggressions in six STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) oriented departments at a research-intensive university. Reactions data collected at [Read More...]

2023-06-01T11:33:19-04:00June 1st, 2023|

An Alpha, Beta and Gamma Approach to Evaluating Occupational Health Organizational Interventions: Learning from the Measurement of Work-Family Conflict Change.

Given the rapid growth of intervention research in the occupational health sciences and related fields (e.g. work-family), we propose that occupational health scientists adopt an “alpha, beta, gamma” change approach when evaluating intervention efficacy. Interventions can affect absolute change in constructs directly (alpha change), changes in the scales used to assess change (beta change) or [Read More...]

2023-06-01T11:31:32-04:00June 1st, 2023|

Living and working as a female hotel housekeeper before, during, and after the Covid-19 pandemic

Hotel housekeeping is associated with poor working conditions, including a prevalence of stress. In-depth interviews were conducted with hotel housekeepers to determine the impacts of their working conditions on stress and on their life before, during, and after the Covid-19 pandemic as well as to identify possible solutions. The results indicate that the interviewees all [Read More...]

2023-05-26T09:55:00-04:00May 26th, 2023|
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