Experiences of Working Mothers in The Workplace: A Phenomenological Research | iHSES

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Experiences of Working Mothers in The Workplace: A Phenomenological Research

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Assist. Prof. Dr. Esra Karakus Umar, Ataturk University, Turkey
Res. Asst. Abdullah Yigit Gungor, Ataturk University, Turkey

Abstract

This study includes a fieldwork which is related to ideas evaluate women as a vital element of sustainable development. The main problem of the study was determined as “what are the experiences of working mothers in the workplace”. In the light of the main research problem, qualitative research method was preferred. Position of working mothers in business life was aimed to present within the scope of phenomenological research design. In this context, data was obtained from seven working mothers through semi-structured in-depth interviews. It is significant for the study that women participated in interviews by experiencing both “time flexibility” and “place flexibility” from flexible working styles due to pandemic during data collection process. Data obtained by purposive sampling technique will be analysed through “ATLAS.Ti 8” programme. Discourse analysis technique will be utilised in this study and it will be revealed how “working mother” phenomenon is constructed in the workplace in Turkey.

 Keywords

working mother, workplace, maternal wall, time flexibilty, place flexibilty  

Citation

Karakus Umar, E. & Gungor, A.Y. (2021). Experiences of Working Mothers in The Workplace: A Phenomenological Research. In R. Thripp & I. Sahin (Eds.), Proceedings of iHSES 2021--International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences (pp. 164-174). Monument, CO, USA: ISTES Organization. Retrieved 05 December 2021 from www.2021.ihses.net/proceedings/34/.

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