Gender Differences in Perceived Work Demands, Family Demands, and Life Stress among Married Chinese Employees
Although gender-based division of labour and the identity theory of stress suggest that the relationship between work and family demands and life stress may vary as a function of gender, it is largely unknown whether these arguments are also valid in China. To address this gap in the existing literature, the current study investigates the gender differences in perceived work and family demands, and the effects of these perceived demands on the life stress of Chinese male and female employees. The study of 153 married Chinese employees found that Chinese women perceived a higher level of family demands than did Chinese men, whereas there was no significant gender difference in the perception of work demands. In addition, while perceived family demands were similarly related to life stress differently for men and women, perceived work demands were associated more strongly with the life stress of men than that of women.
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Management and Organization Review
CHOI, Jaepil and Chen, C. C..
Gender Differences in Perceived Work Demands, Family Demands, and Life Stress among Married Chinese Employees. (2006). Management and Organization Review. 2, (2), 209-229. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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