Dana Sumpter Publishes Research on Working Mothers In Gender, Work & Organization
No event shaped the modern workplace like the COIVD-19, which changed perception of “ideal” worker norms. This was especially true for working moms, as they suddenly had to grapple with parental duties and workplace duties simultaneously with their kids in the virtual classroom at home. In Gender, Work & Organization, Pepperdine Graziadio faculty member Dana Sumpter, along with Mona Zanhour from CSU Long Beach, published research investigating how working mothers in the United States experienced the evolution of ideal worker norms during the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition to remote work.
Sumpter and Zanhour interviewed 53 working moms who attended to increased responsibilities across both work and family domains, which revealed an entrenchment of the ideal worker culture across nearly all organizations and professions.
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