Sex Roles

, Volume 54, Issue 1–2, pp 95–111 | Cite as

The Relationship of Job Attribute Preferences to Employment, Hours of Paid Work, and Family Responsibilities: An Analysis Comparing Women and Men

  • Elizabeth A. Corrigall
  • Alison M. Konrad


We used 1997 International Social Survey Programme data from 14 countries to examine the relationship of job attribute preferences to family responsibilities, employment, and paid work hours. Separate regression analyses for women and men examined whether family responsibilities (marriage, children, spousal employment, and housework responsibility) predicted job attribute preferences. Many family responsibilities were significant predictors of men's and women's extrinsic and intrinsic preferences. Family responsibilities also predicted women's flexibility preferences. We next examined whether job attribute preferences were associated with employment and weekly paid work hours when family responsibilities were controlled. Job attribute preferences showed several significant relationships to women's and men's employment and several significant relationships to women's paid work hours.

Key Words

job attribute preferences work and family work values 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Penn State Worthington ScrantonDunmore
  2. 2.Richard Ivey School of BusinessUniversity of Western OntarioNorth, LondonCanada
  3. 3.Penn State Worthington ScrantonDunmore

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