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Table 2 Comparing the response frequency to the work-family conflict items in Japanese and Egyptian civil workers

From: A comparative study of the work-family conflicts prevalence, their sociodemographic, family, and work attributes, and their relation to the self-reported health status in Japanese and Egyptian civil workers

  Japan Egypt
Never
n (%)
Sometimes
n (%)
Often
n (%)
Never
n (%)
Sometimes
n (%)
Often/always
n (%)
Women
Family-to-work conflict (FWC)
  “Thinking about home troubles can confuse you at work” 1006 (63.0) 488 (30.6) 102 (6.4) 1045 (64.7) 443 (27.5) 126 (7.8)
  “The work time is reduced due to home-related issues” 944 (59.1) 595 (37.3) 57 (3.6) 711 (44.0) 684 (42.4) 219 (13.6)
  “Your own time to relax is reduced due to responsibilities at home” 847 (53.0) 566 (35.5) 183 (11.5) 657 (40.7) 610 (37.8) 347 (21.5)
  “Due to housework, you cannot have enough sleeping time you need to accomplish your work” 756 (47.4) 542 (33.9) 298 (18.7) 417 (25.8) 577 (35.8) 620 (38.4)
Work-to-Family conflict (WFC)
  “Work problems make you annoyed at home” 524 (32.8) 734 (46.0) 338 (21.2) 505 (32.3) 658 (40.8) 451 (27.9)
  “I dedicate less time to my family because I have to work” 654 (41.0) 755 (47.3) 187 (11.7) 451 (27.9) 663 (41.1) 500 (40.0)
  “My work depletes my energy that I feel not able to pay attention to anything at home” 1303 (81.6) 279 (17.5) 14 (0.9) 793 (49.1) 457 (28.3) 364 (22.6)
  “I am often out of home for long time due to work need” 844 (52.9) 600 (37.6) 152 (9.5) 531 (32.9) 612 (37.9) 471 (29.2)
Men
Family-to-work conflict (FWC)
  “Thinking about home troubles can confuse you at work” 2213 (67.7) 949 (29.1) 104 (3.2) 938 (62.7) 415 (27.7) 144 (9.6)
  “The work time is reduced due to home-related issues” 2059 (63.1) 1118 (34.2) 89 (2.7) 727 (48.6) 547 (36.5) 223 (14.9)
  “Your own time to relax is reduced due to responsibilities at home” 2383 (73.0) 749 (22.9) 134 (4.1) 766 (51.2) 512 (34.2) 219 (14.6)
  “Due to housework, you cannot have enough sleeping time you need to accomplish your work” 1733 (53.0) 1194 (36.6) 339 (10.4) 584 (39.0) 577 (38.5) 336 (22.5)
Work-to-Family conflict (WFC)
  “Work problems make you annoyed at home” 1256 (38.5) 1483 (45.4) 527 (16.1) 525 (35.1) 518 (34.6) 454 (30.3)
  “I dedicate less time to my family because I have to work” 1694 (51.9) 1368 (41.9) 204 (6.2) 556 (37.1) 572 (38.2) 369 (24.7)
  “My work depletes my energy that I feel not able to pay attention to anything at home” 2632 (80.6) 598 (18.3) 36 (1.1) 637 (42.6) 454 (30.3) 406 (27.1)
  “I am often out of home for long time due to work need” 1976 (60.5) 1103 (33.8) 187 (5.7) 595 (39.8) 532 (35.5) 370 (24.7)