Kerri Jones


This study defined and utilized the qualitative method of phenomenology to focus on the lack of work-life balance, consequences, and the negative impact on a culture of 15 female real estate brokers who were interviewed. The study examined the participants' experiences, insights, perspectives, and understanding of the female real estate brokers based on data collected from semi-structured interviews to create a remedy for the unresolved issues. Therefore, a compelling, dynamic work-life balance is necessary in order to create successful women in leadership roles who are real estate brokers. Female real estate brokers who are leaders facing unlimited demands predominantly in the areas of family life and their careers. These competing interests have posed many challenges, sacrifices, and problems for the women's career success. The literature mentions the dynamics of work (career, ambition) and environment that have created much pressure and instability for women in leadership roles who try to balance work and lifestyle (family, health, leisure, pleasure, and spiritual development). The lack of work-life balance may cause high levels of anxiety, conflict at home, and make it difficult to achieve and develop their full potential. As a result, women leaders can experience workaholism, job burnout, and work pressure. Thus, participants in this research expressed their challenges and share strategies for implementing work-life balance.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Dissertations (EdD) -- Organizational leadership; Work-life balance; Women real estate agents -- Case studies

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Graduate School of Education and Psychology



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Madjidi, Farzin;