The Impact of Work-Family Balance on Iranian Working Mothers’ Job Satisfaction: A Collectivistic Perspective
Iman Dadras, Ph.D., LMFT

The current study assesses the influence of work-family balance on job satisfaction of Iranian married, working mothers who had at least one child under the age of 18 years old. The data for the study comes from self-report surveys, adopted from Bohen and Viveros-Long (1981) answered by 130 Iranian working mothers. The hierarchical multiple regression analysis results revealed that the number of working hours and the number of children negatively impacts working mothers‘ job satisfaction. Father involvement in childcare and household tasks was not a significant predictor of job satisfaction, whereas working mothers‘ parental satisfaction levels positively contributed to their job satisfaction. Finally, family role conflict was the most significant predictor of job satisfaction. The results are interpreted based on the cultural undercurrents of the participants. Implications are explored and practical suggestions for the future studies are represented.

Full Text: PDF      DOI: 10.15640/ijgws.v8n2a6