Role salience of dual-career women managers

Naidoo, Anthony V. ; Jano, Reyhana (2002-10)

CITATION: Naidoo, A. V. & Jano, R. 2002. Role salience of dual-career women managers. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 28(3):69-74, doi:10.4102/sajip.v28i3.65.

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This study examines and contrasts the level of role participation, commitment and value expectation that dual-career women invest in contending work and family roles. While the 162 married women managers were found to participate significantly more in the work role, they indicated greater commitment to and value expectation from the home and family role. A significant positive correlation between the commitment to the work role and commitment to the home and family role suggests that dual-career women may experience work and home as complimentary rather than conflicting roles. For dual-career women, work salience and career salience were found to be moderately correlated.

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