Today, there is a growing number of mothers and dual earning families entering the workforce. I hypothesized that working parents face much stress because they must balance both their work and family responsibilities. I discussed literature and theory such as theory on role and status expectations. I used data from the General Social Survey and choose the variable of feelings of success at ballancing work and family to predict stress. The results of my regression analysis suggested that working parents, both men and women, deal with the conflicts of ballancing both work and family. Through several crosstab analyses, I discovered that job satisfaction is the variable that best predicts feelings of success at ballancing work and family.


Fitz Gibbon, Heather


Sociology and Anthropology

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Bachelor of Arts

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Senior Independent Study Thesis

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