A ‘new (ab)normal’?: Scrutinising the work-life balance of academics under lockdown

Authors: Ashencaen Crabtree, S., Esteves, L. and Hemingway, A.

Journal: Journal of Further and Higher Education

eISSN: 1469-9486

ISSN: 0309-877X

DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2020.1853687

Abstract:

In March 2020 virtually all UK universities were suddenly thrown into an unprecedented and sudden closure of campus and facilities owing to the British Government’s Covid-19 pandemic lockdown policies. Further evidence suggests that this exacerbated existing gendered differences. This paper reports on UK academic responses from an international survey examining the work-life balance of academics under Covid-19 lockdown. The aim of the study was to examine the experiences and perceptions of academics, using these to inform how universities can improve the work-life balance of academics during the current and post-lockdown scenarios, as well as in the longer term, given a pandemic-prone future. Rich in qualitative comments, primarily derived from women academics, gendered contrasts in work-life balance appear magnified under conditions of lockdown. Key lessons for HE internationally emerge from the findings.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/34960/

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A 'new (ab)normal'?: Scrutinising the work-life balance of academics under lockdown

Authors: Crabtree, S.A., Esteves, L. and Hemingway, A.

Journal: JOURNAL OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

eISSN: 1469-9486

ISSN: 0309-877X

DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2020.1853687

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/34960/

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A new (ab)normal?: Scrutinising the work life balance of academics under lockdown

Authors: Ashencaen Crabtree, S., Esteves, L. and Hemingway, A.

Journal: Journal of Further and Higher Education

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISSN: 0013-1326

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/34960/

https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjfh20/current

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