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Kvinnor och coping: En studie om hur kvinnliga chefers upplever och hanterar konflikten mellan arbete och familj.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Gender development in Sweden is in the forefront and an increasing number of women choose to work.However, women still have the primary responsibility for home and family even though she and her partnerare working to the same extent. This leads to women, more than men, experience conflict between work andfamily. The conflict arises when then role, time and behavioral demands from one domain interfere orcompete with duties and responsibilities in the other domain. The purpose of the study is to examine femalemanagers' experiences of combining work and family as well as how they try to cope with demands from thetwo domains. I wanted to further explore the coping strategies used to handel the family demandsinterferance withthe work demands. This is a qualitative study and data was collected through semi-structured interviews. The results show that women primarily use problem-focused coping strategiesbytrying to solve the problem, planing and priortizing. Although, the problem-focused strategy to seek help andthe emotion-focused strategies to seek support and to accept the situation were also used.

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2013. , 34 p.
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coping, work-family conflict, female managers, gender
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-82555OAI: diva2:661855
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Available from: 2016-05-10 Created: 2013-11-05 Last updated: 2016-05-10Bibliographically approved

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