Article

Gender, work-home conflict, and morbidity amongst white-collar bank employees in the United Kingdom

Citation

Hunt K, Emslie C & MacIntyre S (2004) Gender, work-home conflict, and morbidity amongst white-collar bank employees in the United Kingdom. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 11 (3), pp. 127-134. https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-6344228363&doi=10.1207%2fs15327558ijbm1103_1&partnerID=40&md5=d184c5a46d933def8ecb115af4d035c9; https://doi.org/10.1207/s15327558ijbm1103_1

Abstract
Most research on work-home conflict focuses solely on women. This study compares men and women's perceptions of the extent to which paid work interferes with family life, and examines associations between work-home conflict and health. Data were collected from 2,176 full-time white-collar employees of a British bank. We did not find any significant gender differences in perceptions of work-home conflict. However, predictors of work-home conflict did vary by gender; having children and being in a senior position were more strongly related to work-home conflict for women than for men, while working unsociable hours was more important for men than for women. Work-home conflict was strongly associated with reporting fair or poor self-assessed health, a high number of reported physical symptoms and minor psychological orbidity (GHQ-12). These associations were equally strong for men and women. Our results suggest that work-home conflict is a problem for men as well as women.

Journal
International Journal of Behavioral Medicine: Volume 11, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2004
Publisher URLhttps://www.scopus.com/…8ecb115af4d035c9
ISSN1070-5503