ERIC Number: ED359463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
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Emerging Factors in Work/Family Interference.
Mehrotra, Jena; Gebeke, Debra
In recent years the study of work and family issues has expanded from a focus on men's unemployment, women's employment, and two-career couples to more complex issues of economics, structural and psychological characteristics of work, enactment of multiple roles, the work/family cycle, combined effects of partners' work role characteristics, and family-oriented personnel policies. This study was conducted to clarify links between job conditions, work/family interferences (conceptualized as a multidimensional phenomenon which has both structural and psychological components), and family outcomes, and to identify those aspects of the work environment that are most highly associated with work/family interferences. The Work and Family Questionnaire was administered to 120 women and 93 men employed as clerical staff, managers, and scientists in an industrial firm employing 2,500 workers. The findings suggest a significant relationship between supervisor sensitivity and work/family interferences. Job characteristics were found to affect psychological spillover, parenting, and job interference. The data revealed no significant main effects for work/family interference variables by gender and parental status after controlling for age, personal and family income, education, job position, and spouse work hours. Neither sex nor parental status were significantly associated with reports of personal interference, job interference, marital interference, or psychological spillover. (Contains 37 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: North Dakota State Univ., Fargo. Univ. Library.
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