This qualitative research study explored the recollections of work-life balance and fatherhood through the reported experiences and reflections of select college presidents. The researcher used a basic narrative research practice which allowed individuals to share their experiences while shedding light on how the individuals see themselves. Six college presidents participated in one-on-one semi structured interviews. The researcher incorporated Clark's Work-family border theory as the framework for this study, which recognized that a working individual largely functions in two separate domains: work and family. The presidents' experiences were examined within this construct and addressed the research question that guided the study: How do male college presidents balance their work and life domains? This study represents a significant addition to the scholarly literature concerning work-life balance experienced by male college presidents as little scholarship exists in this area. The results led to recommendations and implications for college Boards of Trustees, professional development associations, spouses, and partners.
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Cintron Delgado, Rosa
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Education and Human Performance
Child, Family, and Community Sciences
Educational Leadership; Higher Education
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Armstrong, Asquith, "Male College Presidents With Children: Recollections on Perceptions of Work-life Balance." (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5175.