EXPLORING ASSOCIATION BETWEEN WORK-FAMILY-CONFLICT AND DYNAMICS OF MARITAL RELATIONSHIPS OF DUAL CAREER COUPLES IN PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN
This study aimed to explore association between work to family conflict and dynamics of marital relations in dual career couples in Peshawar, Pakistan. Work to family conflict was selected as independent variable and marital relationships was selected with three sub variables including marital satisfaction, marital togetherness and marital communication were selected as dependent variables of this study. The targeted universe of this study was the city of Peshawar within which data was collected in the six purposively selected universities and three public sector hospitals in the city. Data was collected with the help of Likert type scales ranging from Agree=1, Neutral=2 and Disagree=3 from the 388 dual career couples who were selected through snowballing sample technique in the targeted locales. The collected data was analysed through descriptive statistics while using Chi Square model. Findings of the study reveal that all the positively loaded response items were found significantly negative association with work to family conflict. It is concluded from the study that because of the dynamic engagement of work and family roles, dual career couples find it difficult to maintain a healthy and successful balance between occupational performance and family roles.