Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Curriculum and Instruction

First Committee Member

Clifford McClain

Number of Pages



Case study methodology was utilized to examine and describe time management behavior of single parent women educators at a two-year college. A non-probability, stratified sample of convenience (Snowball Sampling) where participants were referred by colleagues, friends, and other participants processed and determined final selection of three subjects for the case studies. The three participants selected for the study were single parent women, between the ages of 35 and 45, teaching full-time at a two-year college, with no more than two children living at home. The children were all teenagers attending either junior or senior high schools. Each participant had been married, was divorced, and was now a single parent for at least the past five years. The primary focus of the study examined and described how single parent women educators teaching full-time at a two-year college manage time, including variables that affect their time management, as well as, differences and/or similarities in time management behavior. As the study progressed a secondary question surfaced regarding the relationship of I.Q. level and time management behavior of single parent women educators at a two-year college; The study was conducted over two consecutive semesters, approximately nine months. Data were collected from questionnaire responses, interviews, time logs, and observations at professional and non-professional sites in a large urban area in the southwestern United States. A portion of the data collected were analyzed by two state licensed clinical psychologists and interpreted for the researcher; The results of the cases investigated indicated the following: (1) There was no consummate method of time management behavior for single parent women educators at a two-year college. (2) Realization and appreciation toward time management behavior began as a teenager. (3) Time management behavior as a single parent was developed after repeated periods of trial and error. (4) Seeking an equitable time balance between parenting and professional responsibilities was the primary focus of time management behavior in the cases studied. (5) The degree of time management difficulty during the transition from married parent to single parent was predicated on the proportional disparity between responsibilities assumed as a married parent with those of a single parent. (6) Planning and persistence were two prevailing attributes displayed in each case studied. (7) There were no definitive disclosures to correlate certain levels of I.Q. with specific time management behavior in the cases investigated; This study provided time management guidelines and suggestions for single parent women educators within the two-year college setting. Also provided are implications and directions toward future research on the topic.


Behaviors; College; Educators; I.Q.@ Level; Management; Parent; Single; Time; Two; Women; Year

Controlled Subject

Community colleges; Women's studies; Social psychology

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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