African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4150

Full Length Research Paper

Interferences between work and family among male and female executives in Nigeria

  Bola Adekola    
Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 29 April 2010
  •  Published: 30 June 2010



This paper examines two aspects of work family interfaces: work interference with family and family interference with work in Nigerian context. Survey data from business executives in Nigeria confirmed that job related factors (such as career salience, hours of work, work involvement) were largely associated with work interference with family for both male and female executives. Only one family related factor (number of children) was found to have dominating effect on family interference with work for women executives. Implications to managing work family conflict in Nigeria are explored.


Key words: Work-family conflict, job-related factors, work-related factors, interference.