Work-life balance and job satisfaction among teachers

Roberta Maeran, Francesco Pitarelli, Francesco Cangiano

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With the increase in female employment rates and the consequent weakening of the traditional model of family roles division (man seen as breadwinner, responsible to provide economic resources to care for the family, and woman devoted to children and house care), attention to problems associated with the need to reconcile different roles has grown considerably. As a matter of fact, work-life balance has eventually become an essential necessity for almost all categories of workers, including those employed in teaching positions, in which the female gender is presently fairly dominant.
This article presents the results of an exploratory study conducted on 286 teachers in the province of Vicenza (Italy). It aims to investigate several theoretical constructs associated with work-life balance, and to analyze their relationship with job satisfaction. The research was performed using a questionnaire, which consisted of different scales in taken and adapted from the relevant literature. Particular attention was paid to socio-demographic variables, in order to see whether the perception of work-life balance varies according to them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-72
Number of pages22
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes


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