ERIC Number: ED294073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Dual Career Mothers' Role Conflict, Parental Roles, and Gender Roles.
Kinsella-Shaw, Mary; And Others
The increasing numbers of married women working make the study of dual career mothers an important topic for the psychology of women. Such research is vital to helping women integrate careers with family life. A study was conducted to examine the extent to which gender role, number of hours worked per week, and number and age of children relate to mothers' interrole conflict and perception of parental role responsibilities. Married mothers (N=130) who also had a career completed a demographic questionnaire, the Personal Attributes Questionnaire, the Perception of Parental Role Scales, and the Inter-role Conflict Scale. Results from a canonical analysis revealed a relationship between two sets of variables: expressiveness, androgyny, and number of children over age 19 (set 1) were related to the degree of professional/parent inter-role conflict, professional/self inter-role conflict, and the perceived importance of the parent's role as interface between child and family (set 2). (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (95th, New York, NY, August 28-September 1, 1987).