Effects of work, non work, and role conflict on the overall life satisfaction of pharmacy faculty

Kavita V. Nair, Caroline A. Gaither

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Abstract

For many faculty members, the demands of work and personal lives can lead to conflict between the two roles and decrease overall life satisfaction. A preliminary investigation of the work and non work influences that contributed to faculty role conflict and overall life satisfaction was conducted. Data were collected via a questionnaire, and responses were received from 63 percent of faculty contacted. Respondents were only moderately satisfied with their lives and identified being married, receiving social support from spouses or mates and socializing with friends as non work influences that were related to life satisfaction. Many of these same influences were related to role conflict. Time spent at work was the only work influence that correlated with role conflict (positive) and overall life satisfaction (negative). Differences were also found across selected demographic characteristics. These findings suggest a model that can be used to study work and non work influences on faculty role conflict and overall life satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Volume63
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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