Family and working context as predictors of family-work balance in working mothers
Jelena Jelušić Darja Maslić Seršić
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Sažetak The aim of the study was to identify perceived work-family interference in employed mothers, as well as establish personal, organizational and family determinants of the two potential experiences of work-family interference - work to familyi nterference or family to work interference. Our research involved 261 working mothers contacted in a kindergarten their children attended. As was expected, the results showed that questioned mothers perceived significantly stronger work to family interference than family to work interference. Researched predictors explained around 11 percent of variance of the experienced family to work interference and around 20 percent of varijace of the experienced work to family interference. Specifically, perceived partner's participation in childcare and domestic work is a significant predictor of the experienced work-family balance - the more perceived partner's participation in family interference - mothers who had less demanding jobs and perceived more organizational flexibility, experienced less work to family interference. Working hours per day significantly predicted the experience of work-family interference, while the number of children predicts the family to work interference.