Prince, Barbara F. (2017). An examination of work-family conflict differences between same-sex and different-sex couples. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.
Montréal, QC: American Sociological Association.
The past two decades have seen drastic changes in the social landscape surrounding sexual minorities. At the same time work-family conflict has remained stable, but high, for working adults in the United States. Using data from Wave IV of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health we examine the effect of couple type (same-sex male, same-sex female, and different-sex) on reported work-to-family and family-to-work conflict of individuals. In addition, we examine the moderating influence of relationship quality on the relationship between couple type and work-to-family and family-to-work conflict. Overall, we find no significant differences between same-sex and different-sex couples in terms of reported work-family conflict. In addition the effect of couple type on work-family conflict was not moderated by relationship quality. Our findings provide new insight into how work-family conflict operates within non-traditional couples.
Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association
Section on the Sociology of the Family Refereed Roundtable Session and Business Meeting
Prince, Barbara F.
McCrory Calarco, Jessica
American Sociological Association
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