Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Bostock, Natalie Jean.
Work/family conflict across various life and career stages.
Degree: MCom, Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences, 2014, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
This study examines Work Family Conflict including Work Interferes with Family (WIF) conflict, Family Interferes with Work (FIW) conflict, role overload, role interference and the impact of children across various life and career stages. Much of the research in this area focuses on the differences in the way the genders experience Work Family Conflict. Research has shown that various life and career stages can have a marked impact on this type of conflict and this study aims to determine how individuals in the various life and career stages experience this conflict. A correlational research design was used for this study. Using a five point likert scale, participants were asked to score their responses to seventeen items. The instrument was based on Duxbury and Mills Measure of Work Family Conflict (1990) (in Handbook of Quality-of-Life Research: An Ethical Perspective by Sirgy, 2001) with the inclusion of two additional items due to their high face validity. The questionnaire was distributed to human resources managers in organisations, friends, family members and colleagues and friends, family members and colleagues of theirs. Most of the responses were scored using a pencil and paper technique and the remainder was distributed using a Surveymonkey application on social media platforms like Facebook and Linkedin. The overall sample size of respondents was 175. The raw data was entered on an excel spreadsheet and analysed using Statistica version 12 and Microsoft Excel applications with VBA macros developed by a consultant for the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Unit for Statistical Consultation. . Statistics such as means, Cronbach alpha’s, relationships between factors, descriptive statistics, MANOVA and Chi-squared tests were used to analyse the data. The results of this study demonstrate the need for organisations to take heed of the various challenges that individuals face in both the workplace and home environment and the different ways in which these are experienced across various life and career stages. This will enable them to design specific interventions to mitigate the effects of Work Family Conflict and improve employee’s level of performance
Advisors/Committee Members: Louw, Gerrit Dr, Harris, Chantel Dr.
Subjects/Keywords: Work and family; Work environment; Well-being
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APA (6th Edition):
Bostock, N. J. (2014). Work/family conflict across various life and career stages. (Masters Thesis). Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10948/d1020157
Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):
Bostock, Natalie Jean. “Work/family conflict across various life and career stages.” 2014. Masters Thesis, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Accessed December 07, 2019.
MLA Handbook (7th Edition):
Bostock, Natalie Jean. “Work/family conflict across various life and career stages.” 2014. Web. 07 Dec 2019.
Bostock NJ. Work/family conflict across various life and career stages. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2014. [cited 2019 Dec 07].
Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10948/d1020157.
Council of Science Editors:
Bostock NJ. Work/family conflict across various life and career stages. [Masters Thesis]. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10948/d1020157