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ERIC Number: ED176002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Organization of Household Work and Role Problems for Employed Women and Men.
Willis, Margaret L.
A study examined the relationship between household work and those role problems which employed women experience to a greater extent than employed men. The research was based on an analytical model of the relationships between (1) three independent variables (personal attitudes, household work, and others' attitudes toward the individual's job) and (2) those role problems experienced to a greater extent by career women than by career men (career problems, family relationships, and personal adjustment). To test the model a statewide survey (Washington) was administered in the Department of Social and Health Services to 446 males and females at mid-administrative levels and above, matched by division and job title. Based on 80% response, about 30% of all role problems (less than expected) were found to be experienced to a greater degree by career women than career men. Household work was the only independent variable to be linked to the greater role problems experienced by women than by men. The areas where the participation in household work was an intermediate link between female sex and greater role problems were these: spouse job location as a problems for own career, traditional female domestic task inadequacy, and personal role problems. Greater problems in each area is one consequence of spending more time on household work. (Results of the multiple regression tests and suggestions for subsequent research are included.) (JT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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