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Work stress : the repercussions on family dynamics

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dc.contributor.advisor Ferreira, R. (Prof.)
dc.contributor.advisor Reutenbach, E. (Dr.)
dc.contributor.author Moodley, Namoshini
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-17T12:15:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-17T12:15:31Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06
dc.identifier.citation Moodley, Namoshini (2010) Work stress : the repercussions on family dynamics, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3930> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3930
dc.description.abstract This sociological study investigates the effects of work stress on family dynamics. Job demands, like heavy workload and working overtime, could have an effect on family members to fulfill role obligations and vital family functions according to Parsons’s, Murdock’s and Merton’s functionalist theories. By employing qualitative research techniques, fifty in-depth interviews guided by an interview schedule are conducted. The three research questions or tentative hypotheses, based on the functionalist theory, are answered by the findings from the data gathered. An inductive strategy is used to gather and interpret data to eventually build new theory. Theory is grounded in the data, hence grounded theory. The findings are categorized in terms of the research questions and describe and explain how the family is affected when work stress is experienced by the employee and family member. Possible explanations are offered as to why this occurs. Recommendations for further research are also made. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (183 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Job-related stressors en
dc.subject Role conflict en
dc.subject Work-family conflict en
dc.subject Social support en
dc.subject Workplace support en
dc.subject.ddc 306.8509793
dc.subject.lcsh Work and family -- Nevada -- Las Vegas
dc.subject.lcsh Work and family -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Job stress -- Nevada -- Las Vegas
dc.subject.lcsh Stress (Psychology) -- Nevada -- Las Vegas
dc.subject.lcsh Stress (Psychology)-- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh Parents -- Job stress -- Nevada -- Las Vegas
dc.subject.lcsh Stress management -- Nevada -- Las Vegas
dc.subject.lcsh Quality of work life -- Nevada -- Las Vegas
dc.subject.lcsh Work-life balance -- Nevada -- Las Vegas
dc.subject.lcsh Families -- Economic aspects -- Nevada -- Las Vegas
dc.subject.lcsh Families -- Social aspects -- Nevada -- Las Vegas
dc.title Work stress : the repercussions on family dynamics en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Sociology
dc.description.degree M.A. (Sociology)


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