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#1 Sandra

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:17 AM

I am a working mum of three children studying work-family balance of mums and the impact on their health for my PhD Thesis.  You are invited to take part in a confidential survey on work-family balance experiences of working mums.

Participation is voluntary and all data is completely confidential; you have the option to withdraw at any stage.  

To thank you for your contribution, you can enter the draw to win 1 of 6 $100 Coles/Myer Vouchers.

This research has approval by the University of Wollongong Human Research Ethics Committee (HE12/158).

For more information and to complete the survey:

Kind regards,
Laura Robinson
PhD Candidate
School of Psychology
University of Wollongong
02 4221 5035

#2 busymumof1&1/2

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:27 AM

I would love to help, and will fill this out tonight when I get home.


Edited by busymumof1&1/2, 12 December 2012 - 07:26 PM.

#3 ChunkyChook

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:38 AM


#4 Madnesscraves

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:40 AM

I've filled it. original.gif

#5 boatiebabe

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:47 AM

Also completed. Good luck!

#6 3mummy3

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:48 AM

Started filling it in but my youngest residing child is 4 months old, but survey said it was an invalid format. I guess 1 is the minimum age?

#7 71Cath

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:59 AM


#8 ECsMum

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:03 AM

done biggrin.gif

#9 baddmammajamma

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:16 AM


#10 cinnabubble

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:17 AM

I'll do it when I get home from work.

#11 lizzzard

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

I am passionate about social research, working motherhood *and* did my undergrad at Wollongong so I'm more than happy to help biggrin.gif

ETA: ...and Peter was my Honours thesis supervisor!

Edited by lizzzard, 12 December 2012 - 11:21 AM.

#12 Mpjp is feral

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

Done but there were a few problems with teh survey design...

#13 Bluenomi

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:39 AM

QUOTE (meplainjanebrain @ 12/12/2012, 11:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Done but there were a few problems with teh survey design...

I noticed that. The question about how much time your kid spends with their non resident father was a bit abrupt. Couldn't they ask a filter question first instead of assuming the father isn't around first?

#14 Overtherainbow

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:02 AM

I started but didn't want to include income and there's no option to skip qn

#15 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:18 AM


#16 Mpjp is feral

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:25 AM

QUOTE (Bluenomi @ 12/12/2012, 11:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I noticed that. The question about how much time your kid spends with their non resident father was a bit abrupt. Couldn't they ask a filter question first instead of assuming the father isn't around first?

There were a couple of those, that also made it difficult to interpret what the question was asking, and it was ambiguous as to how to answer when there was not a NA option.

Also not survey design exactly but I HATE those extreme dichotomy questions - I imagine there are so FEW people that actually believe what they answered in the locus of contol questions. I answered them but my answers absolutely do not represent my beliefs.

#17 nen-c

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:32 AM

Done - had the same problem as a PP with not being able to list that my youngest child is 3 months old.

#18 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

Done  original.gif

#19 Candyley

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:40 AM


#20 Walkers

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:50 AM


#21 TwinkyBear

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:28 PM

Also not survey design exactly but I HATE those extreme dichotomy questions - I imagine there are so FEW people that actually believe what they answered in the locus of contol questions. I answered them but my answers absolutely do not represent my beliefs.

This is how I feel as well.  I answered the dichotomy questions the best I could, but don't feel as though they really accurately reflect my thoughts.

#22 pumpkinpie04

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:08 PM


#23 ubermum

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

I would reply, but I refuse to include income data. Sorry.

#24 MsFeralPerthFembo

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

Agree with others about the survey not being well done...but may I ask why some people don't want to answer the income question when it is anonymous?

Just curious...

Edited by JBaby, 12 December 2012 - 07:28 PM.

#25 FeralGiggelosaurus

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:27 PM


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