Professor of Psychology, in particular Work and Organizational Psychology. Stockholm University, Department of Psychology.
Time for a healthy balance?
Linking work/life interference and total workload to health-related outcomes in women and men.
Combining work and family life can involve both challenges and demands for those who have to juggle competing demands of these different life spheres.
Despite such challenges and demands having been associated with negative effects, possibilities for women and men to combine work and family life have also been linked to positive effects on various health-related outcomes. But with much of the research having focused on negative consequences, fewer studies have investigated how balancing work and family life along with time spent on doing different paid and unpaid tasks link to positive aspects of functioning such as psychological well-being.
Specifically, this keynote summarizes research on work/life interference among women and men, detailing how the total workload of women and men and time spent on paid work, unpaid household tasks and child-care link to positive and negative health-related outcomes. Gender-specific findings are discussed to highlight potential variations between women and men in different contexts.
Petra Lindfors is professor of Psychology, in particular Work and Organizational Psychology, at S Petra Lindfors is professor of Psychology, in particular Work and Organizational Psychology, at Stockholm University, Department of Psychology.
Her research focuses on various aspects of stress, health and well-being in adults and adolescents. She is deputy head of the Division of Work and Organizational Psychology, member of the Stockholm Stress Center steering committee, chairs the Stockholm University Psychology Clinic and is involved in national and international societies focusing on behavioural medicine.
Her publications cover psychosocial factors at work and health-related outcomes in women and men, neuroendocrine stress markers, work/life balance, interventions at work, positive psychology with a particular focus on correlates of well-being, and teaching and learning in higher education.tockholm University, Department of Psychology.