Work/family balance is an ongoing debate among different disciplines. Time allocation in modern life gets harder than before and its stressors act an important role in the Work/family era. This study aims to see how time spent on housework contributes to job satisfaction among working women in heterosexual households and whether family-to-work conflict as a mediator and gender ideology as a moderator would affect this relationship or not. The results of regression on ESS data demonstrated that housework and Family-to-work conflict is correlated positively only for traditional women in high levels of housework hours. Also, the Family-to-work conflict is negatively correlated to job satisfaction which illustrates women who experience more Family-to-work conflict are less likely to be satisfied with their job. Higher-income and cohabitation (instead of married/registered partnership) result in higher job satisfaction and children living at home and higher educational level result in higher family-to-work conflict. However, this study did not find a statistically significant correlation between housework and job satisfaction, the indirect relationships between housework and Family-to-work conflict, and between Family-to-work conflict and job satisfaction in presence of control variables are worthy findings.

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Jennifer Holland, Sjaak Braster
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Rizehkar, S. (2021, July 30). Multi-level analysis of the relationship between time spent on housework and job satisfaction regarding gender ideology. Sociology. Retrieved from