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Work and Family Conflict, Hours Worked, Gender, and Division of Household Labor
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by Terri L. Entricht, Jennifer L. Hughes, and Holly A. Geldhauser - Agnes Scott College
Categories: Gender | I/O | Social
This study examined 2 stressors of work and family roles, hours worked and the division of household labor, and their effect on the work-family and family-work conflict experienced by employed marital partners in the United States. Results indicate men worked more hours and experienced more work-family conflict than women; however, number of hours worked impacted the degree of work-family conflict experienced for both genders. The amount of hours worked also was a significant indicator of employed women's satisfaction with the division of household labor. Individuals in dual-income couples reporting equal divisions of household labor experienced less family-work conflict than individuals reporting unequal divisions.