A sample of 53 Extension professionals from three western states responded to questionnaires about the challenges and rewards of work travel related to work identity, commitment and satisfaction, and job burnout. Most women identified positive and negative experiences in their jobs, but generally enjoyed the travel aspect of their work. Although burnout is evident, women also experienced a positive effect from balancing many responsibilities at once. Positive aspects of work most distinguished stressed from happy work travelers. Extension women are strongly committed to work in spite of job hardships and tiring demands. Implications for workplace policies and administrators are addressed.
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Peters, C. L., Zvonkovic, A. M., & Bowman, S. (2008). Job Travel and Work Experiences of Women Employed in the Cooperative Extension Service. The Journal of Extension, 46(4), Article 6. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol46/iss4/6