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VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

Women Counselor Educators: Level of Job Satisfaction while Raising Children

Carrie Alexander-Albritton, Nicole R. Hill, and Brooks Bastian Hanks


In higher education, women take on many different roles in addition to the demands placed on them within their career. Roles such as wife, partner, homeowner, and parent require women to balance those facets of their life in conjunction with their responsibilities as faculty members (Bennett, 2006; Cron, 2001; Noor, 2004). These factors could potentially contribute to role overload, thereby impacting the subsequent level of job satisfaction for women in higher education. Research suggests that women faculty members experience less job satisfaction than men (Glenn, 2007). Trends in the research indicate that this is due to frustration and stress as a result of work overload, salaries, and partners who do not carry as much of the demands of childrearing and work (Glenn, 2007).

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