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Gender differences in inter-role conflict in Spain

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dc.contributor.author Sánchez-Vidal, Eugenia
dc.contributor.author Cegarra-Leiva, David
dc.contributor.author Cross, Christina
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-07T14:33:21Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-07T14:33:21Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8347
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.relation.uri http:dx.doi.org/10.1108/ER-02-2019-0120
dc.rights This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here http://ulir.ul.ie. 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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