Work-family interface in Iranian women : the roles of religiosity and gender-role ideology / Arezou Elliyoon

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Elliyoon, Arezou
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Management, 2010
This research assessed the effect of religious orientation on experiences of Iranian women in balancing their work and family roles. Based on the proposed relationships among main variables of this study which are religiosity, gender-role ideology, work-family conflict and work-family facilitation, it was also hypothesized that gender-role ideology would mediate the relationships between religiosity and work-family conflict/facilitation. The participants of this study were 221 Iranian female employees working in the Wood and Glue Industry. The results supported some of the developed hypotheses. For instance, they showed that women with stronger religious beliefs felt the extra time spent on work responsibilities would have been better devoted to family roles. Further, the women who indicated that the role of religion is highly significant in their lives experienced less conflict between the behaviors performed at home and those performed at work. The results did not support the hypothesized mediating role of gender-role ideology.
viii, 89 leaves ; 29 cm
Working mothers -- Iran , Women -- Iran -- Social conditions , Work and family -- Iran , Work and family -- Religious aspects -- Islam , Work-life balance -- Iran , Dissertations, Academic