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The Dual Roles Of Working Women

Siti Hajar, Said (1999) The Dual Roles Of Working Women. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study examines the perceptions of working women towards their dual roles pressure and identify the factors that relate to dual roles pressure. It determines whether there is a positive relationship between demographic characteristics and the perceived pressures from the dual roles, and whether there are any differences in the perceptions of pressures due to the responsibilities carried out by women workers, The demographic characteristics are age, marital status, marital duration, number of children, age of youngest child, educational background, employment status, location of workplace and working experience. The responsibilities are employment responsibilities and homemaking responsibilities. 116 women educators who are teaching in 3 fully residential secondary schools in Kedah State are selected using stratified random sampling , All 95 fully - completed questionnaires are returned which make up a response rate of 81.9 percent. Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics; Pearson Correlation, Chi-Square, t-Test and Multiple Regression are used to analyze the data. The analysis indicates that marital status, number of children and working experience are significant to the perceptions of pressure. Married women experienced dual role pressures more than single women. Marital status is the dominant factor that affects dual role pressures. There are no differences in the perceptions of pressure due to responsibilities carried out either in employment responsibility or homemaking responsibility. This study leads to more understanding of working women and very helpful in their career planning while juggling their time and energy in dual roles lives. It is also useful for organizations in understanding problems faced by women workers and become a guideline in organizational development planning which also cater to their needs, This is vital nowadays, as the number of women entering the workforce is increasing every year.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Working Women, Dual Roles, Case Studies, Teachers
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty and School System > Sekolah Siswazah
Depositing User: Mrs Shamsiah Mohd Shariff
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2009 02:53
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 12:08
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/723

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