Date of Defense

Spring 4-4-2004



First Advisor

Roberta Allen, Business Information Systems

Second Advisor

Gordon Dobler, Management

Third Advisor

Angelika Kausche, Business Information Systems


This report investigates the work/family balance based on two factors: social influence and personal choice. The first factor is significant because society dictates and enforces the prescribed roles for women. The degree of career progression a woman can achieve is partly bound by restrictions of society. The other factor, personal choice, is the factor that only each woman can determine for herself. A woman can only progress as far as her personal goals determine. In addition to the relationship between society and personal choice, this report examines the barriers to pursuit of a management career inherent in these factors.


Married name is Christine Griesheimer

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access