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Asian Journal of Management
Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 542) Last page : ( 548)
Print ISSN : 0976-495X. Online ISSN : 2321-5763.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5763.2017.00087.7

Work-family conflict in relation to job satisfaction: An empirical study

Dr. Sharma Nidhi*

Assistant Professor, Guru Nanak Khalsa College for women, Ludhiana

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mynidhi_78@yahoo.com

Online published on 22 September, 2017.


Work-family conflict has become an issue of special concern in present day job scenario especially with increased participation of women in workforce. A significant increase in dual career couples has put a greater pressure on their work and family domains owing to conflict in their work and family roles. The prevalence of work family conflict among employees in general and women in particular and the negative consequences of this conflict for one's job satisfaction has led it to become one of the problems under the preview of psychological research. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of work-family conflict (both dimensions) on job satisfaction among faculty. Data were gathered from 105 faculty members in colleges of Punjab using selfadministered questionnaires. The results indicate that faculty experience work to family conflict more than family to work conflict. Respondents were found to be moderately satisfied with their jobs. Further in terms of different facets of job satisfaction, they were found to be most satisfied with their work and least satisfied with the pay. No significant relationship could be traced between Work Family Conflict (both dimensions namely work to family conflict and family to work conflict) and job satisfaction. However, the study indicates low meaningful and positive relationship between two dimensions of work family conflict (WFC and FWC).



Work-family conflict, family-work conflict, job satisfaction, employees, roles.


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