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dc.contributor.authorRen, Xiaoni
dc.contributor.authorCaudle, Darren
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-09T16:49:12Z
dc.date.available2016-02-09T16:49:12Z
dc.date.issued2014-08-14
dc.identifier.citationXiaoni, R. and Darren, C. (2016) 'Walking the tightrope between work and non-work life: strategies employed by British and Chinese academics and their implications', Studies in Higher Education, 41 (4), pp. 599 - 618en_US
dc.identifier.issn0307-5079
dc.identifier.otherESSN: 1470-174X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/7674
dc.descriptionThis article has been published by Taylor & Francis in Studies in Higher Education, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2014.942277. The author's post-print is made available in this repository.en_US
dc.description.abstractDrawing on in-depth interviews with 30 academics from various disciplines in both UK and Chinese universities, this comparative study aims to offer new insights into how academics in British and Chinese universities maintained work–life balance and the similarities and differences experienced between academics of both countries. This study finds that both British and Chinese academics adopted a range of approaches to cope with work–life imbalance, and the approaches fall into three types of coping strategies, namely behavioural, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. Whilst convergence occurs in coping strategies adopted by the two groups of academics, this study uncovers greater divergence. This can be explained by differing institutional, legal and political arrangements, and cultural values and attitudes to work and life in the two contexts. All of these have practical implications for institutions and managers in both higher education sectors.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudies in Higher Education;
dc.subjectacademicsen_US
dc.subjectChinaen_US
dc.subjectcoping strategiesen_US
dc.subjecthigher educationen_US
dc.subjectUKen_US
dc.subjectwork-life balanceen_US
dc.titleWalking the tightrope between work and non-work life: strategies employed by British and Chinese academics and their implicationsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2014.942277
dc.date.dateAccepted2014-08-14
dc.rights.embargodate2016-02-14
dc.rights.embargoreasonOn institutional repository or subject-based repository after a 18 months embargo [SHERPA/RoMEO checked 10 February 2016 http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0307-5079/]


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