International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 13, Part L (2015)
Association between role expectation and role strain among dual-earner couples
Sameshta, Dr. Sunita Agarwal
Today women expect to gain life satisfaction from occupational roles as well as traditional roles. Men and women have ambitions and commitments in both the work and family arenas simultaneously. Past studies shows that the amount of role strain experienced by a dual earner couples depends on the degree of their commitment to different roles and the role reward value expected by them from these roles. Role strain increases, when a dual earner couple expects to gain life satisfaction from more than one role. The present study was conducted on dual-earner couples of Jaipur city to find out the relationship between role expectation and role strain among dual earner couples. Total 200 couples (200 wives and 200 husbands) were selected for the study. Data were analysed using SPSS 16.0 statistical tools. Bivariate analysis and Pearson correlation coefficient result shows that both wives’ and husbands’ role strain was positively correlated with their role expectation i.e. 0.261 and 0.160 respectively. It was significant at 0.01 level and 0.05 level respectively. This indicate that both husbands and wives role expectation was related to their role strain. Greater role reward value and greater role commitment in different roles increase role strain among dual-earner couples.
How to cite this article:
Sameshta, Dr. Sunita Agarwal. Association between role expectation and role strain among dual-earner couples. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(13): 784-788.