Family and working context as predictors of family-work balance in working mothers
Obiteljske i radne okolnosti kao prediktori ravnoteže obiteljskog i poslovnog života zaposlenih majki
The aim of the study was to identify perceived work-family interference in employed mothers, as well as establish personal, organizational and family determinants of the two potential experiences of work-family interference - work to familyi nterference or family to work interference. Our research involved 261 working mothers contacted in a kindergarten their children attended. The results showed that questioned mothers perceived significantly stronger work to family interference than family to work interference.Perceived partner's participation in childcare and domestic work is a significant predictor of the experienced work-family balance. Mothers who had less demanding jobs and perceived more organizational flexibility, experienced less work to family interference. Working hours per day significantly predicted the experience of work-family interference, while the number of children predicts the family to work interference.