This synthesis article presents the partial results of a study in which focus groups and individual interviews were conducted with four student-mothers and two employees of a participating CEGEP.

In response to the question ” What influences the study-family-employment relationship? “, the following points emerged :

  • The importance of social networking
  • The pressure of being a mother and a student
  • Children’s ages
  • School requirements
  • Affordability
  • The effects of the pandemic

Mr. Mercier also stresses the importance of institutional support for the study-family-work nexus, and the relevance of a government policy to this effect, so that institutional strategies are more numerous in higher education establishments.

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Mercier, J.-P. (2023). Articuler la vie familiale et les études au cégep : Besoins des mères-étudiantes et stratégies institutionnellesLa revue canadienne pour l’étude de l’éducation des adultes35 (01). 

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