Title

Women Managers and the Experience of Work-Family Conflict

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2002

Publication Title

American Journal of Undergraduate Research

Department

Sociology & Anthropology

Abstract

Gender and managerial status have previously been found to relate to work-family conflict, though the combination of gender and managerial status has received less attention. This study explores differences in levels of work-family conflict and related job attitude and health and coping variables among women managers, men managers, women non-managers, and men non-managers at a large organization. Women managers experienced higher levels of work-family conflict, work role overload, and problem drinking. However, the levels of work to family conflict were unexpectedly similar between women and men managers. Possible explanations for this are considered.

ISSN

1536-4585