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Managing the work-family interface: some Irish evidence

Kirrane, Melrona and Monks, Kathy (2004) Managing the work-family interface: some Irish evidence. LInK Working Paper Series. (Paper No. 05-04). The Learning, Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre, Dublin City University, Ireland.

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Abstract

This article describes the results of a study that used the Career- Family Attitudes Measure (CFAM) in order to explore attitudes towards the management of the careerfamily interface of a sample of 413 final year Irish undergraduate degree students. The purpose of this study was to explore the attitudes, beliefs and values of potential entrants to the workforce in order to understand their intentions in relation to balancing competing life domains. The results indicated that the students indicated a strong interest in pursuing both careers and family life. Some of the results revealed quite stereotypical attitudes toward work and family issues and these were more prevalent among males than females. At the same time, the sample indicated that they believed that decisions concerning careers and family life should be made in an environment characterized by equality. The study also provided new insights into the CFAM and indicated ways in which it might be developed further.

Item Type:Working Paper (No. 05-04)
Refereed:No
Uncontrolled Keywords:Work-Family Balance; Competing Life Domains; Equality;
Subjects:Business > Employee attitudes
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School
Research Initiatives and Centres > LInK: The Learning, Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre > LInK Working Paper Series
Publisher:The Learning, Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre, Dublin City University
Copyright Information:© 2004, LInK, Melrona Kirrane and Kathy Monks
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:2409
Deposited On:19 Feb 2009 14:13 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 19 Feb 2009 14:13

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