TITLE

Dual Family Earners: Do Role Overload and Stress Treat Them as Equals?

AUTHOR(S)
Santora, Joseph C.; Esposito, Mark
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Academy of Management Perspectives;Nov2010, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p92
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on work-family related stress and role overload in dual-income families. It examines the connection between stress, role overload, and coping mechanisms for men and women in dual-earner families utilizing a sample of Canadian employees. It states that demands of family was a stronger predictor of role overload for woman than for men, while the converse was true for work demands and men. It mentions that women were more likely to utilize coping strategies such as scaling back efforts and seeking support when they felt overloaded and stressed than men. It suggests that managers can help lessen the struggle between work and family their employees endure which can improve their employees' lives and possibly improve workplace efficiency and job performance.
ACCESSION #
55206389

 

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