Working Men and Women: Inter‐ and Intra‐Role Conflict

Jeanne Brett Herman*, Karen Kuczynski Gyllstrom

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Hypotheses about sex differences and inter‐social role and intra‐work role conflict were tested in a university setting. Results indicate that inter‐role conflict is primarily a function of the number of social roles held. There was no number of social roles by sex interaction. Women did perceive greater conflict between work and home maintenance roles than men perceived. Intra‐work role conflict is primarily a function of the position of the work role in the organization's structure and the role responsibilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-333
Number of pages15
JournalPsychology of Women Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)


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