Work-family conflict among female police officers in three Chinese societies

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2014

Conference

TitleAnnual Conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association, 2014
PlaceChina
CityHong Kong
Period5 - 6 December 2014

Abstract

Although the past several decades have witnessed a steady increase of female police officers in Chinese societies, very little literature has explored the work-related stress experienced by women in policing. Based on data collected from semi-structured interviews with 28 female officers in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, this study examines their direct experiences of job stress arising mainly from work-family conflict as well as their strategies to maintain a work-life balance. Our data revealed that more opportunities for career advancement, irregular working hours, increasing expectations from the public, and gender-role stereotyping in Chinese societies have contributed to the work-family conflict and stress among female officers nowadays. Organizational, collegial, and family supports were found to be critical to mitigate their work-family conflict and workplace stress. Implications for family friend policies and practices for female police officers are discussed.

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Work-family conflict among female police officers in three Chinese societies. / LI, J.C.M.; Sun, I.Y.

2014. Paper presented at Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association, 2014, Hong Kong, China.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)peer-review