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ERIC Number: ED457506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 49
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Planning Ahead: College Seniors' Concerns about Work-Family Conflict.
Barnett, Rosalind Chait; Gareis, Karen C.; James, Jacquelyn Boone; Steele, Jennifer
Recent research suggests that working men experience as much work-family conflict as women do. More men are doing housework and childcare, and feel that family is as important as their work. An attempt was made to determine how college seniors view their potential for managing work-family conflict. College students (N=324) attending a private college in the Northeast completed a survey. The study hypothesized that maternal work history would be related to college seniors' level of concern about future work-family conflict. It also hypothesized that preferences about the timing of marriage and childbearing would be related to students' concern about future work-family conflict. Two main findings emerged from the results. College students who expressed less concern about future work-family conflict had mothers who worked more during their growing-up years and these students expected to delay their own marriage and childbearing. Parents are particularly important influences as their adult children determine their own appropriate role identity investments. Future research needs to estimate the relationship between parental marital status, race, and concerns about future work-family in samples large enough to permit analysis of each minority group. (Contains two tables.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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