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, vol.21, no.57, pp.83-106, 2006 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 57
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-106
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


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.