Journal of Child and Family Studies

, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp 854–862 | Cite as

Work Family Conflict Among Parents of Atypically Developing Children: Exploring the Impact of Worker, Work, and Child Factors

  • Theresa J. Brown
Original Paper


The purpose of this research was to examine the impact of worker characteristics (e.g., time spent caring for others), workplace support, and child characteristics on work family conflict among parents of atypically developing children. Participants (N = 51) were employed parents of atypically developing children who completed measures of work family conflict, workplace supports (i.e., supervisory support and organizationally supportive cultures), the availability and use of family supportive workplace programs, child characteristics, and worker characteristics. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses indicated that worker and child characteristics significantly predicted work family conflict, work in family interference, and family in work interference. In addition, workplace supports significantly predicted work family conflict and family in work interference. Implications of the results for managing the work family life interface are discussed.


Work-family conflict Atypically developing children Parenting Workplace support 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyGeorgian Court UniversityLakewoodUSA

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