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We Can Have It All –But at What Cost? A Mixed-Method Approach to the Inter- and Intrapersonal Costs of a Dual Work/Family Priority in Swedish Early Adults.

Authors Ylva Svensson
Ann Frisén
Published in The International Society for Research on Identity (ISRI) 25th Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN, USA: 11 April 2018
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Psychology
Language en
Subject categories Psychology


Frequencies, costs and strategies to handle a dual work/family priority was explored, based on domain centrality across domains. Using a mixed methods in a sample of 124 Swedish adults (age 32-34, 50% male), results showed that 36 participants (29%) had a dual work/family priority. Despite describing both inter-and intrapersonal costs, those with a dual priority did not report lower well-being or satisfaction. Thematic analyses showed a large number of creative strategies that the participants used to manage a dual priority, suggesting that it is possible to have it all without too high cost, at least short-term.

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