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ERIC Number: ED099718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 22
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The Professional Woman: Inter and Intra Role Conflict.
Herman, Jeanne Brett; Kuczynski, Karen Ann
This study hypothesizes that professional women will have more intra- and inter-role conflict than their male professional counterparts. Data were collected from male and female employees at a major midwestern university in three occupational groups--faculty, academic-professional, and nonacademic. Inter- and intra-role conflict data were collected using the following set of response measures: (1) Kahn's job-related tension index, (2) three questions asking the person to judge how much conflict he or she feels between simultaneous demands on their time, (3) a set of questions relating how people divide their time on a typical work day and weekend, (4) the Job Descriptive-Index, and (5) the General Motors Faces Scale. Results appear to dispel the myth that women have more inter- and intra-role conflict than men. The female sample spent less time at work and in family role activities than the professional men, and more time on personal activities and home maintenance. They perceived no more career-family responsibility conflict than the men did, but they did see their careers as interfering with keeping up their homes. In their jobs, the women perceived no more job-related tension than the men. They were significantly less involved with their jobs and were particularly dissatisfied with their opportunities for promotion. The female sample appears to have its multiple career and family roles suprisingly well synchronized. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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