TH-P02-093 - Nature of interactions between work and family satisfaction in women

Work-family balance
Poster Presentation
3 hours 30 minutes
O'Brien Foyer
Work-Life Interface
Work-family balance
Nature of interactions between work and family satisfaction in women
K. Markiewicz 1,*, B. Kaczmarek 2
1Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, 2University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin, Lublin, Poland
Nature of interactions between work and family satisfaction in women
The poster presents an analysis of relationships between job satisfaction and marital satisfaction in working women with empahis on the conflicting or facilitating nature of the interface between these two dpomains. Two variables – emotional and cognitive – were taken into consideration. The study included 120 married and working women. The majority of them acquired academic education, 15,8% secondary, and 3,4% vocational education. They were mostly office workers, and 20,8% occupied management position. Their length of service was from 5 to 10 years, and the mean duration of their marriage was about 15 years. Most of them (45, 5%) had two or more children, 29,5% - one child, and 25% were childless.
The shortened Polish version of Job Descriptions Inventory by O. Neuberger and M. Allerbeck; Job Affect Scale by A. P. Brief, M. J. Burke, J. M. George, B. Robinson, Questionnaire of Well-matched Marriage by M. M. Plopa and Rostowski, and in addition a self-made scale of work/job interactions were administered. The study was performed individually and anonymously.
Significant positive correlations among almost all variables of job as well as marital satisfaction were noted. It means that the increase of marital satisfaction is closely connected with the increase of job satisfaction. Moreover, contrary to general beliefs, a level of job satisfaction in the examined women was higher than the level of family satisfaction. However, the age and time spent at work proved to have a negative impact upon job satisfaction. It was also found that executive women experienced negative emotions at work due to the work/family conflict. At the same time their positive family life has greater impact upon the quality of their work than the negative experience. On the other hand, we found that their job experiences do not affect their family life.

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