COVID-19 has inadvertently normalised working from home, causing interference between work and family roles (known as Work-Family conflict). This is more keenly felt among women, who traditionally shoulder more family and care duties at home. To understand the conflicting roles of women in Singapore during the COVID-19 pandemic and their consequences on Work-Family conflict, a study was done in November 2021 with 754 Singaporean working mothers.

Key findings of our research:

  • The negative impacts of COVID-19 increased Work-Family conflict.
  • Factors such as commitment to one’s job/role, overload in one’s job/role, parental demands, and family support are found to be key predictors for Work-Family conflict during COVID-19.

Read the full journal article here.