Strategies to Attain Faculty Work-Life Balance
Keywords:faculty satisfaction, faculty workload, work-life balance, resilience
Background: Achieving work-life balance can be a challenge for academic faculty members. The multifaceted demands and expectations of the role can affect faculty satisfaction and the ability to attain work-life balance. The ever-changing trends in higher education, including technology and online education modalities provide additional factors that can inhibit faculty satisfaction and work-life balance.
Aims: This paper explores barriers to achieving work-life balance such as cognitive dissonance, emotional dissonance and burnout. Understanding barriers is essential to developing strategies to promote work-life balance.
Methods: An integrated review of the literature on life balance of academic faculty in all disciplines using multiple online databases.
Conclusion: Strategies, organized around mentoring and self-care, include promoting physical health, connecting socially, and practicing mindfulness as a cognitive approach can help counteract work-place stressors and help in achieving work-life balance.
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Copyright (c) 2018 Joan Owens, Carol Kottwitz, Jane Tiedt, Jeffery Ramirez
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