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Climate Survey - Work/Life Balance

Work/Life Balance

Faculty experience stress on many levels – meeting work expectations, time for their research and scholarship, the cost of living, salary, morale, subtle discrimination, etc.  Nearly one-third of female faculty experience a great deal of stress in terms of personal life and work interfering with one another, and a significant percentage (41%) report  a great deal of stress about meeting work expectations.  Salary, household responsibilities, health, and subtle discrimination are all areas for which female faculty indicate greater stress.  Subtle discrimination and the racial/ethnic/cultural climate cause stress for the majority of faculty in underrepresented groups.  Assistant professors, feel stress about meeting work expectations and having a successful career.  Full professors report less stress from almost all factors than do faculty of the other ranks.