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Conflicting Roles: Balancing Family and Professional Life - A Challenge for Working Women
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This study aims to explore how women’s roles at work and home interact with each other and focuses specifically on role conflicts which may arise.


Research questions:

Primary question: When and why do role conflicts occur in women’s lives?

Secondary questions:

(1) What is a role?

(2) How do roles affect women’s lives?

(3) How do women cope/deal with role conflict?


Methodology: Qualitative research and interpretive approach


Findings: Theoretical and empirical findings state that role conflicts occur when traditional values, lack of time and unbalanced involvement interfere with how women fulfil their different roles. Moreover, this study analyses the ways that women might have to deal with such conflict by comparing 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 73 p.
Keyword [en]
leadership, women, gender roles, conflict, work and family, involvement.
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-19019OAI: diva2:529128
Educational program
Leadership and Management in International Context, Master Programme, 60 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-06-14 Created: 2012-05-29 Last updated: 2012-06-14Bibliographically approved

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