Antecedents and outcomes of work-family conflict among married professional women: evidence from Singapore

Samuel Aryee

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Abstract

The study reported here examined the impact of five antecedent sets of work and family domain variables on three types of work-family conflict (job-spouse, job-parent, and job-homemaker) and the impact of these types of work-family conflict on well-being and work outcome measures. Data were obtained from 354 married professional women from dual-career families in Singapore. Results indicate that married professional women in this study experienced moderate amounts of each type of work-family conflict. Role stressors explained the most variance in job-spouse and job-homemaker conflicts while task characteristics explained the most variance in job-parent conflict. The three types of work-family conflict explained only modest amounts of the variance in the well-being and work outcome measures. The findings are discussed within a feminist framework and an option for combining work and family lives is suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-837
Number of pages25
JournalHuman Relations
Volume45
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1992

Keywords

  • work life balance
  • dual career couples
  • female employees
  • professionals

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