ERIC Number: EJ950737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Reference Count: 15
Thirty-Five Years of Studying Work and Family
Brett, Jeanne M.
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v35 n3 p500-503 Sep 2011
The author and Karen Gyllstrom began working on the study that resulted in the highly cited article entitled, "Working Men and Women: Inter-and Intra-role Conflict" (Herman & Gyllstrom, "Psychology of Women Quarterly" 1977) probably more for personal than professional reasons. The study was based on Gyllstrom's master's thesis. The focus of Gyllstrom's thesis took them into a new field--the study of work and family--and ultimately took this author on a 20-year odyssey into research on an array of work and family topics. In this article, Brett recaps the findings from "Working Men and Women: Inter-and Intra-role Conflict," findings which were somewhat of a surprise and disappointing to them at the time. Then, she comments on how the article influenced her subsequent research on work and family topics. She addresses the limitations of work and family research and closes with some thoughts about the continued relevance of their research question: What is the toll of work and family for professional women in today's marketplace?
Descriptors: Females, Research Methodology, Role Conflict, Males, Family (Sociological Unit), Psychology, Family Work Relationship, Employment
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