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Work/Life Conflict
Work/life conflict

Numerous linguistic representations exist to describe when individuals feel conflicted about “balancing,” “managing,” “integrating,”1 or otherwise accomplishing their lives both in the paid labor force and as family members and friends (e.g., work/family conflict, home/work conflict, personal/professional conflict, job/family role strain, work/family tension, family/work role incompatibility, work/life conflict). Multiple representations exist in part because this “has become a principal daily task for many employed adults” (Williams & Alliger, 1994, p. 837). In fact, flexibility and family is a major challenge facing workers at the dawn of the 21st century, gaining increased attention in light of increasing participation of (European American) women in the workforce and the resulting “norm” of dual-career couples (Orrange, 2002). Workers, especially those with children, say they are far ...

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