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Time, money, leisure and guilt - the gendered challenges of higher education for mature-age students

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Abstract


  • Two qualitative research projects examined the impact of university

    study on two cohorts of mature-age students at a regional university

    in Australia. All the students interviewed had entered university

    via non-traditional pathways and had faced significant hurdles in

    gaining university entrance and continuing with their studies. The

    influence of gender on their experiences of managing home, family

    and work responsibilities in combination with their responsibilities

    as students is examined. Issues such as lack of time and money,

    self-sacrifice and guilt emerged strongly from the stories of these

    students as they struggled to manage their multiple responsibilities.

    The gendered nature of these struggles is explored.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Stone, C. & O'Shea, S. Elizabeth. (2013). Time, money, leisure and guilt - the gendered challenges of higher education for mature-age students. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 53 (1), 95-116.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84904719441

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1193&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/194

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 21

Start Page


  • 95

End Page


  • 116

Volume


  • 53

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Two qualitative research projects examined the impact of university

    study on two cohorts of mature-age students at a regional university

    in Australia. All the students interviewed had entered university

    via non-traditional pathways and had faced significant hurdles in

    gaining university entrance and continuing with their studies. The

    influence of gender on their experiences of managing home, family

    and work responsibilities in combination with their responsibilities

    as students is examined. Issues such as lack of time and money,

    self-sacrifice and guilt emerged strongly from the stories of these

    students as they struggled to manage their multiple responsibilities.

    The gendered nature of these struggles is explored.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Stone, C. & O'Shea, S. Elizabeth. (2013). Time, money, leisure and guilt - the gendered challenges of higher education for mature-age students. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 53 (1), 95-116.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84904719441

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1193&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/194

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 21

Start Page


  • 95

End Page


  • 116

Volume


  • 53

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia