Female Dentists: their Professional Lives and Concerns

Female Dentists: their Professional Lives and Concerns

Female Dentists: their Professional Lives and Concerns

Female Dentists: their Professional Lives and Concernss

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Référence bibliographique [17911]

Rajeh, Mona. 2013. «Female Dentists: their Professional Lives and Concerns». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université McGill, Faculté de médecine dentaire.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«In this study, we intended to gain insight into the issues and concerns that influence the work characteristics of female dentists.» (p. viii)

Questions/Hypothèses :
«What are the issues that influence the decisions made by female dentists, with regard to their profession?» (p. 15)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«Within the frame of this study, we recruited a purposive sample of six female dentists, who are either general practitioners or specialists in the greater region of Montreal in Quebec, Canada.» (p. 20)

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien semi-directif

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


The author concluded that «[a] safe and secure working environment is fundamental to ensuring the effectiveness of the female dentist workforce. In this respect, a supportive working environment helps encouraging women to utilise their skills and knowledge to the best of their ability. Women generally face a greater number of obstacles in order to succeed at work, and female dentists are no exception. The societal norm that suggests the primary role of women is to fulfill family responsibilities may be to blame.» (p. 51) Indeed, «[t]he findings suggest that female dentists consider it a challenge to balance work and childcare responsibilities. Taken together, the increased number of women in dental practice, and the additional demands of household activities, suggests that the relationship between work status and family happiness is an important matter to explicitly consider. Therefore, in order for female dentists to achieve balance between these two domains of life, a deeper understanding of the effect of family and society, and the work place is required.» (p. viii-ix)