Portland State University. Department of Psychology.
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource ( iv, 9 p.)
Work and family, Dual-career families, Role conflict
The present study examined the relationship between work involvement and family involvement and work-family conflict in dual-career families. Four hundred thirty-six couples (436 females; 436 males; N = 872) in dual-career relationships were recruited from a bank organization in the Northwest United States. The survey questionnaire contained three sections to measure work and family involvement, work-family conflict, and sociodemographic information. Data analyses were conducted using multiple regression analysis and a 1 X 4 ANOV A to examine the proposed relationships among the study variables. Results demonstrated the following: across study participants, work involvement accounted for a significant amount of variance in work-family conflict; family involvement accounted for a significant amount of variance in work-family conflict; the number of dependents accounted for a significant amount of variance in work-family conflict; work-family conflict was significantly higher for females than for males; and couples who were symmetric in both work involvement and family involvement experienced lower levels of work-family conflict than couples who were asymmetric in both work involvement and family involvement. The test of the effects of one's spouse/partner's work involvement and one's spouse/partner's family involvement on the individual's work-family conflict was not significant. An examination of the moderating effects of the number of dependents and age of youngest (or only) child on the relationships between work involvement and family involvement and work-family conflict was not significant. Implications of the study and future research ideas are discussed.
Allen, Elizabeth Jean, "An Examination of the Relationship between Work Involvement and Family Involvement and Work-family Conflict in Dual-career Families" (1993). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4988.