Intentional harmony in the lives of working parents: Program development and evaluation

Angela R. Wiley, Kathryn Branscomb, Yan Z. Wang

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Family life practitioners are increasingly being called upon to help families meet work-life challenges. This article describes the grassroots beginnings, program development, and formative evaluation findings for 1 module of a Cooperative Extension work-life management program. Although the curriculum module is based on theory and research, it emphasizes practical strategies. A total of 101 employed parents participated. An intervention group received the curriculum and materials, whereas a comparison group did not. Pretest and posttest comparisons provide initial support for the success of the curriculum in encouraging effective work-life management practices among employed parents. Directions for further program revision and evaluation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-328
Number of pages11
JournalFamily Relations
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007


  • Curriculum
  • Evaluation
  • Parenting
  • Program development
  • Work and family
  • Work-life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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