The effects of stressful life events and self-monitoring behavior on work-family conflict in dual-career families

Giray M. D. , Ergin C.

TURK PSIKOLOJI DERGISI, cilt.21, sa.57, ss.83-106, 2006 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 57
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.83-106


This study examined the relationship between the work-family and family-work conflicts and self-monitoring behavior, life events, demographic characteristics in dual-career couples. The present sample consisted of 157 couples, a total of 314 women and men, working in professional career fields. Results revealed that both women and men reported greater work-family conflict than family-work conflict. For women; age, work-related life event and other life events were significantly related to work-family conflict, and number of children, and managerial position are significantly related to family-work conflict. For men a significant relationship was found between work-related life event and work-family conflict only. Findings about self-monitoring behavior and work-family, family-work conflicts revealed that there was significant, positive relation between men's self-monitoring behavior and work-family conflict.