Work-Home Conflict scale


This measure, developed by Bacharach et al. (1991), assesses the extent of conflict between work and home responsibilities. Work-home conflict is a form of inter role conflict in which the role pressures from the work and home domains are incompatible in some respects. The measure is designed to tap the degree to which a job disrupts and affects a person’s life at home and attempts to incorporate a broad range of personal and social concerns for both married and unmarried employees.


Coefficient alpha was .77 (Bacharach et al. 1991).


Work-home conflict correlated positively with role conflict and role over­ load. Work-home conflict correlated negatively with job satisfaction (Bacharach et al., 1991).


Bacharach, S. B., Bamberger, P., & Conley, S. (1991). Work-home conflict among nurses and engineers: Mediating the impact of role stress on burnout and satisfaction at work. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 12(1), 39-53. Items were taken from text, p. 44. Copyright© 1991. Reproduced by per­ mission of John Wiley & Sons Limited.


Responses are obtained using a 4-point Likert-type scale where 1 = never and 4 = almost always.

  1. Do the demands of work interfere with your home, family, or social life?
  2. Does the time you spend at work detract from your family or social life?
  3. Does your work have disadvantages for your family or social life?
  4. Do you not seem to have enough time for your family or social life?