Work-family conflict: a survey of Singaporean workers
Work and family are the two most important aspects of people’s lives and they often conflict. This paper examines the nature of that conflict and its effects on managers. An empirical survey is described, aimed at enhancing the understanding of the conflicts that individuals' experience, soliciting views on how individuals’ challenge/balance work and family life. This showed that, although most of the respondents would trade some earnings for family time, job related issues involving security, flexible working hours and high profile are valued ahead of leisure activities, but at a cost of behaviour-based, time-based and strain-based conflicts in that order
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Work, family conflict, child, care, flexible working, ‘family, friendly’ policies|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2003 Singapore Institute of Management|
|Deposited On:||03 Feb 2006 00:00|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:02|
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