Jump to content

Research help needed : Are you a working mother, balancing your work and family commitments?


  • Please log in to reply
52 replies to this topic

#1 Sandra

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:17 AM

QUOTE
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:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Working_mothers_health

Kind regards,
Laura Robinson
PhD Candidate
School of Psychology
University of Wollongong
laurar@uow.edu.au
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.
Lisa

done

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


#3 ChunkyChook

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:38 AM

Done!



#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

Done


#8 ECsMum

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:03 AM

done biggrin.gif

#9 baddmammajamma

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:16 AM

Done!

#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

Done!

#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

Done!

#20 Walkers

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

Done!

#21 TwinkyBear

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:28 PM

QUOTE
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

Done!


#23 ubermum

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

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

#24 FeralFP

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

Done




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

What you need to know about ovulation tests

Most people who are trying to get pregnant know that the best time to conceive is in the few days after ovulation.

Surviving a miscarriage at sea

A cruise with your family is among the most absurd settings for a miscarriage, but it is certainly not the worst.

Mum of three denied tubal ligation because she's 'too young'

A 22-year-old woman who is pregnant with her third child has had her requests for a tubal ligation denied because doctors believe she is too young.

Slapped cheek syndrome a danger for pregnant women

When a pregnant woman is infected, the likelihood that her foetus will be infected is about 50 per cent.

The signs and symptoms of ovulation

If you're hoping to conceive, one of the most important things you need to know about is ovulation.

We all know 'mum guilt' - but what about 'dad guilt'?

I remember the first time I felt mum guilt, within days of having my first child. The feeling was so intense I rang my own mum to debrief, hoping she'd tell me I wouldn't feel this way very often.

Kristen Bell urges mums to be their own superhero

When it comes to motherhood, actress Kristen Bell is her own superhero and she thinks other mums should be too.

Pram review: GB Pockit travel stroller

In a world of ever-shrinking gadgets, it's no surprise prams are getting smaller. We put the record-holding GB Pockit through its paces.

The beautiful Bombol Bouncer is back

The gorgeous Bombol Bouncer is back - and boasts two chic new colours to boot.

Gadgets and accessories for wine lovers

Looking for a gift for the wine lover in your life - or just something for yourself?

Free ticket offer

Pinky Mckay joins us again at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show presented by Blackmores with her expert baby settling advice. Register now for your free ticket.

The adventure doesn't have to stop: here's how to travel with baby

The best part about our outdoor adventures? It makes my husband and I better parents, since we're happier while adventuring.

Woman crashes car to save mum and baby's life

A good samaritan saved a mother and baby from being seriously injured by crashing her own car into theirs.

Should you tell your boss about your postnatal depression?

Returning to work after having a baby can be daunting, and when you're experiencing postnatal depression or anxiety it can seem even more overwhelming.

TV noise can slow toddler word learning, study finds

Background noise from the radio or TV might be making it harder for your toddler to learn learn new words.

Teresa Palmer on her molar pregnancy and 'unsexy' conception

Teresa Palmer is basking in pregnancy glow as she awaits the arrival of her new baby.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

Why drinking water can be deadly for babies

H2O is one of the necessities of life, but for babies a seemingly harmless amount of water can be fatal.

5 ways having a baby is different when you have older children

So much parenting advice is geared towards having your first baby, but what's it like having a baby when you already have children?

You can now make your own plush Falkor

Fans of The NeverEnding Story – of which there are certainly plenty – went crazy for these plush Falkors when they first went on sale last year.

Baby steps

10 things that will actually happen after having a baby

I thought I had prepared myself for motherhood. Then my baby girl arrived and knocked everything flat.

Having a baby: expectations vs reality

People love to warn you about what to expect when having a baby, but they can be way off when it comes to the reality.

Are we having fun yet? Thinking positively as a parent

Motherhood is wonderful ... except when it sucks.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

When breastfeeding doesn't go with the flow

Breast is best, except when it's not. And in our case, it most definitely wasn't.

'If you don't vaccinate your kids you're a bloody idiot'

The photos are heartbreaking and almost too difficult to look at, but Kayley Burke is begging other parents to take notice.

Why pregnant women should eat chocolate

In news that will make expectant mums jump for joy - and reach for a block of Cadbury - scientists have revealed chocolate could provide health benefits during pregnancy.

The baby born with an incredible head of hair

If you're in any way challenged in the follicle department, prepare to feel a jolt of envy - at a two-month-old baby.

The push for Medicare to fund lactation consultants

While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.

Parents, this is how to cut grapes to avoid choking

One mum has learnt a harrowing lesson about the best way to cut grapes to make it safe for toddlers and little kids to eat.

Three truths about C-section mums

Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.

Help! My baby will only sleep in my arms

It's stressful to be the one who is holding your baby most of the day, but it's even more stressful to wonder, 'am I doing something wrong? Or am I creating bad habits?'

 

Free ticket offer

Essential Baby & Toddler Show - Sydney

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores, will be held in Sydney on 23-25 September. Register for your free ticket now to save $20!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.