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Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of our research was to make a comprehensive and comparative study. We wanted to examine the working men and women with and without children living at home and how they perceive stress at work and family demands. Perceived stress may occur when men and women with children are torn between work and family demands. We discuss the various coping strategies with focus on age and gender, and examine whether there are differences between full-time and part-time working women and men, and their perceived stress level. We also examine how women and men under the age of 40 use more coping strategies than women and men over the age of 40. To measure coping we use occupational health services Prevent due's stress test for employees. The results shows correlations between men with children and stress when it comes to family demands. Women with children living at home are experiencing more stress related to workload and the thought that it is harder to recover from stress than men with children living at home. When it comes to coping strategies, we found no significant relationship between women and men under 40 and women and men over the age of 40. Participants in the study were 53 women and men both with and without children living at home aged under and over 40 years old.

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2014. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
allostatic load, coping, coping-strategies, parenting stressors, stress and gender, work-family conflict, work-related stress
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6115Local ID: diva2:833541
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2014-11-17 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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