Consequences of schedule flexibility and work hours mismatches on work-family conflict

Variables Coefficent estimates with work-family conflict
Weekly hours 0.0119** 0.0122** 0.0119** 0.0118** -0.027 0.0109**
Ability to set own work schedule -0.1777** -0.2965**
Ability to take time off  for family -0.2981**
Overemployed 0.2002 0.2296+
Underemployed -0.0114 -0.0853
Wants part-time and has part-time -0.1159 -0.2842*
Wants part-time but has full-time 0.1759+ 0.2037*
Wants full-time but has part-time 0.0554 -0.1417
Observations (n) 965 963 964 965 966 964 968
R-squared 0.066 0.08 0.151 0.068 0.132 0.073 0.05

Note: Asterisks denote tested significant at **p<0.01, *p<0.05, +p<0.1. The coefficient estimates are for the response to the question, “How often do you feel that the demands of your job interfere with your family life?” Demographic control variables are included but not reported. When measured with a time-use question (not shown in the table), those wishing to spend less time at paid work had significantly greater job-family conflict, while those who wanted more time at work had less conflict, but not significantly so.

Source: ISSP Work Orientations III data

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