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Show simple item record Sánchez-Vidal, Eugenia Cegarra-Leiva, David Cross, Christine 2020-01-07T14:33:21Z 2020-01-07T14:33:21Z 2019
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose – Attention on the issue of individual level conflict between work and life roles remains a feature of studies on work-life balance. However, few studies have examined gender differences in the work-to-life conflict (WLC) and the life-to-work conflict (LWC) over a given period in Spain. The purpose of this paper is to address this gap in the literature. Design/methodology/approach – This research uses a two-wave (2009–2014) sample of working employees with children from an industrial sector in Spain. Findings – The 2009 results showed no gender differences in WLC; however, women experienced LWC significantly more than men. Conversely, the 2014 results showed more men suffered WLC and no gender differences were found for LWC. Research limitations/implications – One limitation is that we do not know if the same respondents answered the questionnaires in both time periods. Second, we did not analyse the inter-role conflict experienced by childless or single employees. Finally, and as stated before, findings may not be generalisable to other countries or sectors of activities. Social implications – Our findings are discussed in the context of the economic crisis, the labour market and family co-responsibility in Spanish society. Originality/value – Few studies have explored gender differences on inter-role conflict at two time points, and helps to identify key findings in terms of co-responsibility. Furthermore, this research is conducted in Spain, which is under-researched in WLB terms. The paper also identifies two distinct constructs of the inter-role conflict. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Emerald en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Employee Relations; 42 (2), pp. 437-452
dc.rights This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited. en_US
dc.subject gender roles en_US
dc.subject equity en_US
dc.subject work-life balance en_US
dc.subject inter-role conflict en_US
dc.title Gender differences in inter-role conflict in Spain en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/ER-02-2019-0120
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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