Journal of Global Economics

ISSN: 2375-4389

Open Access

Volume 9, Issue 5 (2021)

Research Article Pages: 1 - 5

The Prevalence of Work-Family Conflict on Dual-Earner Couple's Subjective Well-Being

Maria Angelica E. Señedo* and Jewish A. Merin

DOI: 10.37421/2375-4389.2021.9.370

Recognizing the challenges and outcomes associated with balancing work and family roles is vital for dual-earner couple’s subjective well-being. In this study, exploration on the prevalence of work-family conflict and how this affects the subjective well-being of dual earner couples was done to come up with interventions to take care of the subjective well-being of the dual-earner couples. This study utilized stratified random sampling and two self-administered questionnaires which intend to measure the work-family conflict, family-work conflict and subjective well-being and quantitative descriptive-survey approach to interpret the data collected. The results revealed that dual-earner couples experience more work-to-family conflict than family-to-work conflict. And women experience higher workfamily conflict than men. Consequently, women also experience less life satisfaction than men. These findings lead us to the conclusion on the extent to which work-family conflict is prevalent among dual-earner couples as well as the degree of impact on their subjective well-being. Simultaneously, interventions such as utilization of offset, vacation leave and sick leave, strict implementation of adequate amount of breaks throughout the day, support groups, and encourage the right to log out that restricts time spent at work after work hours is proposed to lessen work-family conflict and improve subjective well-being.

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