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Career Stages

Career Stages Activity Description: Purpose: To understand forces influencing women’s career decisions and repercussions of those decisions Steps: Identify a woman in your life who you are interested in interviewing about her career path. Prepare interview questions designed to stimulate a discussion regarding different career stages she has experienced and where she is at this [Read More…]

September 30, 2018


Collaborative Web Project on Social Structure, Agency, and Diversity

Collaborative Web Project on Social Structure, Agency, and Diversity Activity Description: Objectives: To inform the general public about work-family linkages in the focal country. To develop practical skills in critical thinking, collaborative writing, and web page design. Format: The web site will be a series of interconnected pages that synthesize information from the individual sole-authored [Read More…]


Combined Weekly Work Hours of all Couples and Dual-Earner Couples with Children in 1977 and 2002

Combined Weekly Work Hours of all Couples and Dual-Earner Couples with Children in 1977 and 2002 Activity Description: Click on the document called, “Combined Weekly Work Hours of All Couples.ppt” at the end of this entry. Activity Source: Bond, J.T., Thompson, C., Galinsky, E., & Prottas, D. (2002). Highlights of the National Study of the [Read More…]


Competition at Work

Competition at Work Activity Description: Purpose: To inspire critical thinking about how family friendly work amenities may be related to workplace rewards and how social categories (such as gender and family status) influence people’s career paths. Steps: 1. Create sets of 2 employee profiles to hand out to small groups.  The profiles should be matched [Read More…]


Constructs of Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment

Constructs of Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment Activity Description: “In this exercise, students develop a model that identifies predictors of work-related outcomes for individuals that have high degrees of responsibility for others (e.g., children, elderly parents). This is meant to help students understand that predictors of work-related attitudes are unique for each individual and they [Read More…]


Costs of Childcare

Costs of Childcare Activity Description: Author: Monika J. Ulrich, University of Arizona Purpose: To help students understand the real expense of childcare and how difficult it is to successfully balance work and family, especially for low income families. Steps: Obtain names and phone numbers of several childcare centers; obtain access to laptops; prepare handouts with local [Read More…]

October 27, 2018


Country Profiles

Country Profiles Activity Description: Objective: Describe and analyze work-family issues in the focal country. Write a report that synthesizes multiple sources (from the annotated bibliographies and additional references as needed) into a coherent line of argument about the nature of work-family linkages in the focal country. Use the broad themes of the course (social structure, [Read More…]

September 30, 2018


Cross-National Comparisons of Work, Spouse, and Parental Roles

Cross-National Comparisons of Work, Spouse, and Parental Roles Activity Description: Purpose:  Explore the assumptions underlying work, spouse, and parental roles within dual-career families residing and working in different national contexts. ***For a 50 minute session*** Step 1: (Five minutes) Divide the class into two groups and then assign one scenario to each group (see the [Read More…]


Dependent Care Assistance Programs and Women in Senior Management, 1988

Dependent Care Assistance Programs and Women in Senior Management, 1988 Activity Description: This is a powerpoint slide of a graph that represents the percentage of companies offering dependent care assistance programs who have women in senior management positions in 1998.  Click on the document called “DCA_Powerpoint2.ppt” at the end of this entry. Activity Source: Galinsky, [Read More…]

October 3, 2018


Diary about the Self

Diary about the Self Activity Description: Purposed: To explore your definition of self Steps: For 30 days, keep a journal that focuses on “who you are.” Each day, prepare a journal entry. For 15 – 20 minutes, describe some experiences that occurred that day and consider their impact on your self-definition. At the end of [Read More…]


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