The search for economic survival, for well-being and quality of life are drivers of the active participation of women and men in the labor market. Daily, in many families, women and men need to reconcile the work-family relationship. This study aimed to understand how the work-family relationship, looking at the level of conflict and enrichment, are associated with parenting and marital satisfaction, in individuals with children aged between 0 and 3 years. The study had 129 participants, 97% women and 3% men, aged between 22 and 46 years, being quantitative and cross-sectional.The research protocol was released online, and data collection was carried out at national level, using a set of instruments to assess work-family conflict, work-family enrichment, parental trust, parental satisfaction, and marital satisfaction.Results highlight that (a) there is a positive relationship between Family-Work Enrichment and Parental Confidence; (b) there is a positive relationship between Work-Family Enrichment and Conjugal Satisfaction; (c) the experience of Emotional Conflict in the Work-Family relationship predicts lower levels of Parental Satisfaction; (d) Work-family Enrichment based on affection proves to be a predictor of both Parental Confidence and Conjugal Satisfaction; (e) individuals who do not have time flexibility experience a higher level of Work-Family Conflict, while individuals who indicate time flexibility in their work experience higher levels of Work-Family Enrichment.
|Date of Award||12 Jan 2020|
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Supervisor||Marta Pedro (Supervisor) & Susana Costa Ramalho (Co-Supervisor)|
- Work-family relationship
- Parental trust
- Marital satisfaction
- Mestrado em Ciências da Família