Work-Family Role Conflict


  • Leslie Hammer
  • Cynthia Thompson

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2003


  • Health
  • Organizations
  • Spillover
  • Stress
  • Work and Family


  • Business and Management


This is an important area of study for both researchers and practitioners, as more and more employees are struggling with multiple roles (e.g., employee, parent, student, caretaker of elderly parents). Research to date suggests that high levels of work-family conflict are related to dysfunctional outcomes for the individual (e.g., life dissatisfaction, anxiety, depression, poor health), for relationships (e.g., increased interpersonal conflict, divorce), and for the organization (e.g., absenteeism, tardiness, loss of talented employees).

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