Conflicting Roles: Balancing Family and Professional Life - A Challenge for Working Women
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Primary question: When and why do role conflicts occur in women’s lives?
(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.
leadership, women, gender roles, conflict, work and family, involvement.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-19019OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-19019DiVA: diva2:529128
Leadership and Management in International Context, Master Programme, 60 credits
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Daudi, Philippe, Professor
Bjerke, Björn, Professor