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Work-family & Family-work Conflict of Dual-earner Couples: A Study on Officers of Defence CPSE in Bangalore

OPUS: HR Journal

Volume 7 Issue 1

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: Nita Choudhary , Niranjan Kumar Singh | Author(s) Affiliation:
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Abstract

Many Indian families are affected by the 24/7 economy, but relatively little is known about how working couples experience work-family & family-work conflict. The aim of this study is to find the relationship between work-family conflict/family-work conflict and demographic variables like age, total work experience, education, managerial level, number of children & dependents of dual earner couples where either one of each couple is working in defense CPSE in Bangalore in any officer cadre on full time basis. This study also investigates the effect of daily sleeping hours & weekly working hours, commuting distance and time and mode of transport on WFC & FWC. A scale developed by Netemeyer, et al., (1996) is used to measure work-family and family-work conflicts. The term family is defined as a Social unit of two or more persons related by blood, marriage, or adoption and having a shared commitment to the mutual relationship. The word family in this study refers to spouse, children, parents, siblings, grandparents, in-laws or any combination of these. The sample was comprised of 338 respondents working in three defence CPSEs in Bangalore out of which 85 respondents were found to be dual earners. Results confirm a positive relationship among WFC, FWC, Commuting distance & Commuting time. It also shows that family having no children experience less WFC. Interestingly, findings of the study showed that age, total work experience, age of the youngest child, daily sleeping hours & weekly working hours, spousal support, number of dependents & children, educational & managerial level were not significantly related to both work-family conflict and family-work conflict.

Keywords: Work-Family Conflict (WFC), Family-Work Conflict (FWC), Demographic Variables, Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE)

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