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Pensando familias

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MEDEIROS, Thaís Juliana; AGUIAR, Joyce  and  BARHAM, Elizabeth Joan. Work and family involvements: case study with working mothers in the civil service. Pensando fam. [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.2, pp. 147-160. ISSN 1679-494X.

In this study, we address the challenges of work-family reconciliation in three women with different working hours (partial, full and extensive) in the civil service. For this, we used a guide for the assessment of changes, difficulties, strategies and adjustments made since the birth of children. Semi-structured interviews were conducted using content analysis for data interpretation. The participants were married, aged 30 years, with preschool children and resided in São Paulo. Journeys ranged from 25 to 55 hours per week. From the analysis of the interviews, six categories were built: quality of life, marriage and children, work, adjustments and strategies, social support and working hours. Time management in work-family reconciliation can be stressful and tiring, especially for new mothers. However, new adaptations and family and organizational support contribute to the satisfactory performance of professional and family roles.

Keywords : Work-family balance; Work-family conflict; Family involvement; Work involvement; Workday.

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