Conflict Between Family and Work Roles

SELF Project Line 4

Turning the focus to within-societal factors that shape the relative emphasis of independence-interdependence, respectively, Project Line 4 will ask the central question: How well do people manage to balance and integrate work and family domains in their lives? In particular, the impact of broader societal contexts on the emergence and on differential salience of family- and work-roles is still understudied. Dissertation projects of this project line will investigate the degree of interdependent or independent self-construal as one crucial underlying determinant for individual changes in role salience through interaction. Agent-based models, where individuals forming a society would be assigned heterogeneous characteristics, could generate new hypotheses in this regard.

Download the long description of project line 4, including potential research questions on conflict between family and work roles.

Supervisors in Project Line 4: Conflict Between Family and Work Roles

Prof. Sonja Drobnič, Ph.D.
Vice Dean
Tel.: +49 421 218 66360

Research Interests

  • Quality of Life, Quality of Work, Work-Life Balance
  • Family, Household, Gender
  • Social Capital and Social Cohesion
  • Life Course Research


Methods Expertise

  • Event History (Survival) Analysis
  • Questionnaire Construction
  • Research Design and Modeling
  • Survey Design
  • Various Regression Techniques

Prof. Dr. Sonia Lippke
Tel.: +49 421 200 4730

Research Interests

  • Health Psychology
  • Return to Work
  • Workability
  • Diversity Management

Dr. Jan Lorenz
Tel.: +49 421 200 3034

Research Interests

  • Opinion Dynamics and Collective Decision
  • Agent-based and Data-driven Dynamical Modeling

Prof. Dr. Simone Scherger
Tel.: +49 421 218 58569