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The Korean Journal of Woman Psychology

A Validation Study of the Work-Family Conflict Scale with Korean women


The purpose of this study is to verify the validity of the Work-Family Conflict scale(WFC) which was modified and developed by Cinamon and Rich(2002a). The WFC scale considers both directions, such as work to family and family to work in order to better understand women’s multiple roles in work and family. A sample survey targeted 305 married female workers who live and have more than one child under the age of 16. Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the 2-factor model considering of bidirectional work-family conflict. The K-WFC had high statistical figures of interitem correlation analysis and reliability. Discriminant validity test between work-family conflict and work-family enrichment revealed significantly negative correlation, so discriminant validity was supported. Concurrent validity test between WFC and the Work Satisfaction identified postulate validity, which means that the more work- family conflict increases, the more work satisfaction decreases. And predictive validity test between WFC and depression identified postulate validity. In conclusion, limitations of this study and future research directions were discussed.

다중역할, 한국 여성의 일-가족 갈등 척도, 일→가족 갈등, 가족→일 갈등, 타당화, multiple role, work-family conflict scale, work→family conflict, family→work conflict, validation



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