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Family-to-Work konflikt i Sverige: Vem ska stödja?
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The individual's ability to balance between family and work depends on social support from the individual's environment. Social support has been shown to be an important source for an individual's well-being. The purpose of this study was to study Family-to-Work Conflict (FWC) in Sweden in order to discover: which preferences have participants regarding the sources of social support during the FWC: society, family, work? A questionnaire based on the WAFCS scale was answered by 350 participants between 18-65 years who were living in Sweden, of whom 172 women. Participants reported a low level of FWC, partly explained by their life priorities and social support from the society. Despite this they did not consider society as a primary source of support. Results showed that the family is no longer a single cause for the FWC but accepted by the participants as an important supportive source. During the study gender and age-related differences were also found. 

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2016. , 23 p.
Keyword [en]
social support, family-to-work conflict, work-to-family conflict, society
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-33321OAI: diva2:1010133
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Available from: 2016-11-22 Created: 2016-10-01 Last updated: 2016-11-22Bibliographically approved

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