The Effect of Spousal Social Support on Multiple Role Conflict in Married Early Adult Women


The conflict between roles and responsibilities in work and marriage has a significant impact on early adult women. Multiple-role conflict is a form of inter-role conflict in which the role pressures from the work and family domains conflict with each other in several aspects. Spousal social support is an important predictor of multiple-role conflict because it can help couples overcome obstacles and become happier. Thus, couples who receive help from friends or family can help reduce the stress and affective difficulties that daily routines produce. The purpose of this study was to examine whether there is an effect of partner social support on multiple-role conflicts in married early adult women. The participants of this study were 150 married early adult women who were working in the Trenggalek district. The multiple-role conflict scale and spousal social support scale were constructed through factor analysis tests to obtain a fit model. Regression analysis showed that social support from spouses plays a significant role in multiple-role conflict, with a contribution of 4.9 percent.

Keywords: kwEarly adults; Married women; Multiple role conflict; Spousal social support

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