Role Conflict and Coping Behaviour of Married Working Women

Ahmad, Aminah (1995) Role Conflict and Coping Behaviour of Married Working Women. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 3 (2). pp. 97-104. ISSN 0128-7702

[img] PDF


This study examined the conflict that married women experienced between work and family roles, and analysed the coping behaviour. Data from 82 professional women from six research institutes revealed that married women experienced work-family conflict with varying intensities in trying to meet the expectations of work and family roles. In managing the work-family conflict, the women tended to cope through reactive role behaviour, and personal role redefinition by changing their own attitudes and perceptions of role expectations. These two strategies were more frequently adopted than structural role redefinition, which entails changing the expectation of members in the role set such as family members, colleagues and leaders at the work place, and society. Implications of these findings for working women and suggestions for further research are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:role conflict, work-family conflict, coping behaviour, coping strategies working women
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:3073
Deposited By: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Deposited On:23 Nov 2009 07:04
Last Modified:27 May 2013 07:05

Repository Staff Only: Edit item detail

Document Download Statistics

This item has been downloaded for since 23 Nov 2009 07:04.

View statistics for "Role Conflict and Coping Behaviour of Married Working Women"

Universiti Putra Malaysia Institutional Repository

Universiti Putra Malaysia Institutional Repository is an on-line digital archive that serves as a central collection and storage of scientific information and research at the Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Currently, the collections deposited in the IR consists of Master and PhD theses, Master and PhD Project Report, Journal Articles, Journal Bulletins, Conference Papers, UPM News, Newspaper Cuttings, Patents and Inaugural Lectures.

As the policy of the university does not permit users to view thesis in full text, access is only given to the first 24 pages only.