File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: The attitude and perceptions of work-life balance: A comparison among women surgeons in Japan, USA, and Hong Kong China

TitleThe attitude and perceptions of work-life balance: A comparison among women surgeons in Japan, USA, and Hong Kong China
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00268/
Citation
World Journal Of Surgery, 2013, v. 37 n. 1, p. 2-11 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: The objective of the present study was to explore how women surgeons manage their work-life balance in three environmental and cultural settings. Method: Members of the Japan Association of Women Surgeons (JAWS), the United States of America (US) based Association of Women Surgeons (AWS), and the Women's Chapter of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong (WCHK) were surveyed. Results: Among 822 women surgeons contacted, 252 responded (response rate 31.8 %; 55.5 % JAWS, 28.2 % AWS, and 25.3 % WCHK). Japanese women surgeons think that work is the number one priority, whereas US and Hong Kong China (HK) respondents think the number one priority is home life. Work satisfaction level was generally high among women surgeons in all countries; however, 19 % of US surgeons are somewhat dissatisfied with their work and 76.1 % think that men are treated more favorably than women at work. Whereas 51.6 % of Japanese women surgeons think that men are treated more favorably than women at home, at the same time they placed more importance on the role of women in the family. More than half of Japanese women surgeons are "uncertain" about their career path in the future, whereas 55.2/87.1 % of US/HK respondents are optimistic. All surgeons recommended expanding support for child rearing or nursing care during work hours, promoting a flexible work schedule and changing some of the older conventional ideas about gender role. Conclusions: It is essential to address women surgeons' concerns to enable them to have a clearer vision and a challenging career, and to be more certain about their personal and professional goals. © 2012 Société Internationale de Chirurgie.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/182366
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.523
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.375
ISI Accession Number ID
References

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorKawase, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorKwong, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorYorozuya, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorTomizawa, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorNumann, PJen_US
dc.contributor.authorSanfey, Hen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-23T08:20:23Z-
dc.date.available2013-04-23T08:20:23Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationWorld Journal Of Surgery, 2013, v. 37 n. 1, p. 2-11en_US
dc.identifier.issn0364-2313en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/182366-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The objective of the present study was to explore how women surgeons manage their work-life balance in three environmental and cultural settings. Method: Members of the Japan Association of Women Surgeons (JAWS), the United States of America (US) based Association of Women Surgeons (AWS), and the Women's Chapter of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong (WCHK) were surveyed. Results: Among 822 women surgeons contacted, 252 responded (response rate 31.8 %; 55.5 % JAWS, 28.2 % AWS, and 25.3 % WCHK). Japanese women surgeons think that work is the number one priority, whereas US and Hong Kong China (HK) respondents think the number one priority is home life. Work satisfaction level was generally high among women surgeons in all countries; however, 19 % of US surgeons are somewhat dissatisfied with their work and 76.1 % think that men are treated more favorably than women at work. Whereas 51.6 % of Japanese women surgeons think that men are treated more favorably than women at home, at the same time they placed more importance on the role of women in the family. More than half of Japanese women surgeons are "uncertain" about their career path in the future, whereas 55.2/87.1 % of US/HK respondents are optimistic. All surgeons recommended expanding support for child rearing or nursing care during work hours, promoting a flexible work schedule and changing some of the older conventional ideas about gender role. Conclusions: It is essential to address women surgeons' concerns to enable them to have a clearer vision and a challenging career, and to be more certain about their personal and professional goals. © 2012 Société Internationale de Chirurgie.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00268/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofWorld Journal of Surgeryen_US
dc.titleThe attitude and perceptions of work-life balance: A comparison among women surgeons in Japan, USA, and Hong Kong Chinaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailKwong, A: avakwong@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityKwong, A=rp01734en_US
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltexten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00268-012-1784-9en_US
dc.identifier.pmid22955955-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84871730393en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros217028-
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-84871730393&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_US
dc.identifier.volume37en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.spage2en_US
dc.identifier.epage11en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000312808400001-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridKawase, K=8669194600en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridKwong, A=8913654300en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridYorozuya, K=36922927000en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridTomizawa, Y=7006392344en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridNumann, PJ=7005833281en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridSanfey, H=8574247600en_US

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats