Sources of Conflict between Work and Family Roles

Jeffrey H. Greenhaus and Nicholas J. Beutell
The Academy of Management Review
Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan., 1985), pp. 76-88
Published by: Academy of Management
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Sources of Conflict between Work and Family Roles


An examination of the literature on conflict between work and family roles suggests that work-family conflict exists when: (a) time devoted to the requirements of one role makes it difficult to fulfill requirements of another; (b) strain from participation in one role makes it difficult to fulfill requirements of another; and (c) specific behaviors required by one role make it difficult to fulfill the requirements of another. A model of work-family conflict is proposed, and a series of research propositions is presented.

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