|dc.description.abstract||The purpose of this research was to determine to what degree the married male
educator experiences role conflict. The study was piloted by means of a literature
study and thereafter an empirical investigation. The purpose of the literature study
was to identify possible causes of role conflict and the empirical study was to
determine the degree of role conflict experienced by the respondents.
The problem statement and research objectives were formulated in Chapter 1. the
objective of the study was formulated and the method of research was discussed. A
study population was determined and the chapter is concluded with the chapter
Chapter 2 concentrated on a few descriptions that are related to the concept "role".
The nature of the role of the man was discussed from a judicial perspective. The
chapter was concluded with the nature of the man's role in and outside the home.
The nature of the role conflict was discussed in Chapter 3. Concepts such as inter
role conflict and intra role conflict received attention. Possible factors that contribute
to the experience of role conflict in the married male educator were identified from the
literature. These factors that lead to experiencing role conflict are divided into three
categories, namely in the family, at work, and in the family and at work.
The purpose of Chapter 4 was to empirically determine whether the respondents
really experience role conflict as a result of the discussed factors and to what degree
role conflict is experienced. The research design, questionnaires as research
instrument as well as the composition in the questionnaire was discussed in this
chapter. The completed questionnaire was empirically analysed and certain
interpretations were formulated from it.
A summary of all the chapters was done in Chapter 5, findings were formulated and a
few recommendations, based on the findings, were made. The findings indicated that
role conflict is indeed experienced by the respondents and that the causes that lead
to conflict originate in the family, society and the workplace. It was also found that
practical meaningful differences exist between certain biographical data of the
respondents and single factors that lead to experiencing role conflict. Minimal sing of
these factors is a theme that can receive attention in future research.||