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New Resource--National Study of Work-Life Conflict Final Report

The 6th and final report of the National Work-life Conflict Study by Dr. Linda Duxbury, Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University and Dr. Chris Higgins, Professor, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, has been released. This final report provides a summary of the key findings and recommendations coming from this research program begun in 2001.

"The issues associated with balancing work and family are of paramount importance to individuals, the organizations that employ them, the families that care for them, the unions that represent them, and governments concerned with global competitiveness, citizen well-being
and national health. Although much has been written about the topic, only a handful of "high-impact" studies have been conducted on this subject in Canada. The 2001 National Work-Life Conflict Study was conducted to address this gap in our knowledge by providing a rigorous empirical look at the issue of work-life conflict.

The research study was undertaken with the following objectives in mind:

  • to provide a clearer picture of the extent to which work-life conflict is affecting employees and employers in Canada to help organizations appreciate why they need to change how they manage their employees by linking conflict between work and life to the organization's "bottom line"
  • to expand the overall knowledge base in this area to suggest appropriate strategies that different types of organizations can implement to help their employees cope with multiple roles and responsibilities."

Report Six: Work-Life Conflict in Canada in the New Millennium
Key Findings and Recommendations From The 2001 National Work-Life Conflict Study provides a summary of the key findings and recommendations coming from this research program.

For more information and links to other reports in the series, visit