In their article, “Professional Currency Among Midcareer College Faculty: Family and Work Factors,” Tosti-Vasey & Willis investigates the work and family factors that affected the professional development of faculty at four institutions. They concluded that programs meant to help alleviate work-family role strain (as they called it) helped retain competent workers. Even though this study was conducted in 1991 and upon faculty (with women perhaps underrepresented), I believe their work helps to lay a foundation for our own study of similar factors and strains among student affairs workers. My partner and I may even be able to use their scale questions to create our own.
Tomorrow, I will look into the sources and following studies to this one in hopes of discovering useful tools and consideration for our research project.
Tosti-Vasey, J.L., & Willis, S.L. (1991). Professional currency among midcareer college faculty: Family and work factors. Research in Higher Education (32)2, 123-139.