Are Men More Family-oriented Than Women? A New Survey Says, “Yes!”Jackie Bledsoe
I recently shared survey results showing that women work more hours than men. Much of this work is unpaid household duties. Well, another survey revealed who is more family oriented, men or women? One group not only wants the successful career, but they want their family and marriage life to be just as successful. Surprisingly, it was the men, not the women who wanted this more.
The results of this survey were originally published on BusinessWire.com, and subsequently looked into on Slate.com. Some people were surprised by the results, but I’m not too surprised. Based on my personal, family, and professional experience it seems almost expected.
The roles of husband and dad is very important to men today
One of my main goals is to spend more meaningful time with my family. Even if it means I have to take a different approach to my career. I recently finished my manifesto, called The Family Leader’s Manifesto, which is a call and encouragement to men to be the best husbands and dads they can be.
It is not enough to be a great leader at work, in the community, or in ministry. If we do that, but suck at loving and leading our family at home, then we are out of balance. And in the eyes of many men, unsuccessful.
The survey results show many men feel the same way. Check out the comparison for men and women when it comes to work-life balance and having hit all.
Are men more family-oriented than women? 1 of 8
Click through the slides to see the comparisons of men and women with career and family concerns.
Is work-life balance the number one career concern? 2 of 8
Does "having it all" include a strong, loving marriage? 3 of 8
Does "having it all" include children? 4 of 8
Is marriage even necessary to "have it all?" 5 of 8
Is success linked to marriage? 6 of 8
What about the ability to work from home? 7 of 8
How important is a good maternity/paternity leave policy? 8 of 8
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