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  • Main Title Work and Family Conflict: Expectations and Planning Among Female College Students


  • Author: Markle, Gail
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Yeatts, Dale E.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Seward, Rudy Ray
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Spencer, Sandra
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 2004-08
  • Digitized: 2007-11-30


  • English


  • Content Description: Young women today are anticipating involvement in both career and family. The competing demands of family and work often result in work-family conflict. A survey was administered to 124 female college students exploring the importance they place on work and family roles, the expectations they have for combining these roles, and their attitudes toward planning for multiple roles. Identity theory provides a foundation for understanding the choices women make regarding their anticipated participation in work and family roles. The results suggest that although college women are expecting to have demanding careers and involved family lives, they are not planning realistically in order to facilitate the combining of career and family roles with a minimum of conflict.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Women college students -- Attitudes.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Role conflict.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Work and family.
  • Keyword: work and family conflict
  • Keyword: college students
  • Keyword: expectations


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Markle, Gail
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • OCLC: 56636203
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc4546


  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Academic Department: Department of Sociology
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas