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Work‐family conflict in a southern European country: The influence of job‐related and non‐related factors

María Pilar de Luis Carnicer (Departamento de Economía y Dirección de Empresas, Centro Politécnico Superior, Zaragoza, Spain)
Angel Martínez Sánchez (Departamento de Economía y Dirección de Empresas, Centro Politécnico Superior, Zaragoza, Spain)
Manuela Pérez Pérez (Departamento de Economía y Dirección de Empresas, Centro Politécnico Superior, Zaragoza, Spain)
María José Vela Jiménez (Departamento de Economía y Dirección de Empresas, Escuela Universitaria de Estudios Empresariales, Zaragoza, Spain)

Journal of Managerial Psychology

ISSN: 0268-3946

Article publication date: 1 July 2004

Abstract

Shows the results of a survey about the antecedents of work‐family conflict in a sample of Spanish employees. Analyses and discusses the influence of job‐related and non‐related factors. The results indicate that both groups of factors are antecedents of work‐family conflict. Even though gender is not a significant variable to explain work‐family conflict, the empirical study found differences at the time to explain the antecedents of men and women's work‐family conflict. A few family‐domain and work‐domain perceptions had a strong influence on work‐family conflict such as the gender roles, importance of family, job flexibility and job mental and physical requirements. Some of these perceptions suggest the influence of a culture where traditional gender roles still prevail and family as an institution is very strong. Functional mobility and educational level are also antecedents of work‐family conflict. However, job category level, marital status, and social benefits do not have any influence on work‐family conflict in the multivariate analysis, but the bivariate analysis showed that they have indeed an influence on the work‐family conflict according to the hypotheses developed in the research framework.

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Pilar de Luis Carnicer, M., Martínez Sánchez, A., Pérez Pérez, M. and José Vela Jiménez, M. (2004), "Work‐family conflict in a southern European country: The influence of job‐related and non‐related factors", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 19 No. 5, pp. 466-489. https://doi.org/10.1108/02683940410543579

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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